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The Housebuilder Awards 2017

The best of the industry was honoured at this year's Housebuilder Awards at the InterContinental London - The O2. Al Murray, aka The Pub Landlord, kept the audience on its toes.

The Interview - Jonathan Goring, Lovell

In June 2016, Jonathan Goring joined partnership housing specialist Lovell as md. Here he talks about the importance of enjoying work, the company's approach to publicly owned land and why the industry should not wait for government policy.

Heading South

Scottish housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel is branching into England after more than 90 years of delivering homes north of the border. We talk to ceo Ed Monaghan about the inspiration behind the move, government initiatives and feeling like a new housebuilder.

Mortgage matters

Legal & General's New Build Club offers mortgage products and other services for the new build market. We talk to ne build manager Craig Hall about how the club has helped widen the market and the key issues affecting the new build sector.

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Offsite Outlook

With much talk surrounding modern methods of construction (MMC), Suzie Mayes delves into what is happening, the challenges and what the term truly means

The Interview - Ian Sadler, Mulberry Homes

After almost 25 years of working for large housebuilders, this year Ian Sadler switched to regional developer Mulberry Homes. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his change of direction, his plans for the company and why bungalows are important

Health and happiness at the Housing Design Awards

This year the Housing Design Awards celebrated a range of schemes that carried a strong theme of promoting people's happiness, health and wellbeing. Housebuilder reports

A newt deal

District Licensing is a quick and risk-free way of addressing the issue of great crested newts when a developer is applying for planning permission. Tom Tew, chief executive of NatureSpace, explains