December 2021 / January 2022

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In this issue

The Interview - Scott Black, Places for People

Scott Black joined Places for People as group executive director – development in spring 2020. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his work over the past year-and-a-half to help position the business for growth and its blueprint for thriving, new communities

Industry innovation for net zero

Following COP26 in November, Chris Windle looks at how the industry is innovating to make a difference on streets and in developments

Housebuilder Awards 2021

The industry reunited to celebrate the return of the live Housebuilder Awards last month, honouring the best of the best. Housebuilder reports

New year, new Standards

NHBC’s Standards 2022 come into effect in January. Housebuilder outlines the key updates and what additions are likely for the future in response to the environmental agenda and other issues

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Winning women in construction

Following the launch of an APPG campaign to improve the representation of women in housebuilding, Suzie Mayes reports on what the industry is doing to achieve a better gender balance, women’s experiences and the attraction issues that remain.

Tracking MMC trends

As part of Building for Tomorrow 2024, Chris Hall, NHBC’s technical innovation manager, gives the latest on housebuilders’ uptake of modern methods of construction (MMC).

HBF Viewpoint

Twenty years after economist Kate Barker wrote her Review of Housing Supply, Laurence Thompson, HBF policy and campaigns assistant, looks back at her findings and what progress has been made to address her recommendations.

The Interview – Grayham Tucker, Cavanna Homes

Last year, Grayham Tucker became Cavanna Homes’ md, with the century-old business now led by non-family members. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his sustainability drive, new specifications and honouring the family values.