December 2018 / January 2019

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The Housebuilder Awards 2018

The industry's finest came together to celebrate the best of the best at the Housebuilder Awards 2018 last month. Housebuilder reports

The Interview - Oliver Hookway, Go Homes

Oliver Hookway is an engaging entrepreneur who heads Hertfordshire-based Go Homes. He talks to Suzie Mayes about the company's family-friendly philosophy, doing things differently and how Blockchain could help housebuilding

Embracing diversity and inclusion

With the industry's need to attract a wider talent pool, Suzie Mayes reports on the housebuilders and other industry members that are embracing diversity and inclusion in their businesses

Changing standards

The new NHBC Standards 2019 will come into effect on January 1 2019. Paul Cribbens details the key changes housebuilders should know about

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HBF Policy Conference

The HBF Policy Conference covered a wide range of issues facing the industry, with challenges old and new up for debate. Housebuilder reports

The Interview - Chris Weedon, Stonebond Properties

Chris Weedon is the amiable md of Stonebond properties, a small housebuilder owned by the founders of Countryside. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his ambitious growth trajectory, taking care over community consultation and what he has learned from his years at Countryside

Nature net gain

In its Spring Statement, the government confirmed it would mandate biodiversity net gain in new schemes in England. Before this announcement, Suzie Mayes found out the industry's views on the plans and what housebuilders are doing to encourage and protect biodiversity

MMC identity

Richard Lankshear, NHBC's innovation manager, looks at what is deemed a modern method of construction and the systems NHBC has been reviewing