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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Stepping stone to Future Homes

With new Building Regulations Parts F, L, O and S now in force, Suzie Mayes looks at the changes and how they are affecting SMEs

Image overhaul for a new workforce

Barbara Akinkunmi, assistant design manager at Lovell Partnerships, says the industry needs to improve its image and messaging to attract more women and young people

The Interview –Ian Jones, Backhouse

Ian Jones, md of Backhouse, talks to Suzie Mayes about leading a design-led SME that is now pursuing growth and a wider market, fulfilling the vision of the company’s late founder

Taking Pride in Quality

In June, NHBC revealed its Pride in the Job Quality Award winners. Housebuilder talks to senior regional director Paul Edwards about the meticulous awards judging and why the competition is the “Blue Ribbon Awards” of the industry