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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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The Interview - Joseph Rajah, Joseph Homes

Joseph Rajah started his business during the downturn and now delivers innovative homes in greater London. He talks to Suzie Mayes about taking on challenges, the company's values and space-efficient design

All-star builders

Twenty housebuilders have been rated five star in the latest HBF/NHBC customer satisfaction survey. Suzie Mayes talks to some of those who have achieved the highest rating and asks what it takes to be five star

Councillors prioritise housing delivery

A survey of planning committee members reveals that they think the housing crisis is getting worse. But residents are showing signs of recognising the need for more homes, of the right type, in their area.

HBF Viewpoint

HBF Policy director David O'Leary argues that the government needs to be more vocal about the successes it has enjoyed with its housing policies