December 2023 / January 2024

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In this issue

The Year Ahead

What’s in store for 2024? Suzie Mayes asks the industry for its hopes and predictions for the next 12 months while addressing the various issues to tackle, taking in politics, policies, and the economy.

The Interview – Matthew Pratt, Redrow

Matthew Pratt has been with Redrow for the past 20 years, spending the last three as ceo. He talks to Suzie Mayes about gradual evolution, challenging market conditions and how he wishes to help with the environment agenda.

Standard Practice

NHBC gives an overview of its Standards for 2024, defining the technical requirements and performance standards for the design and construction of a new homes registration with the organisation.

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Finally BNG

After two delays, mandatory BNG comes into effect for most new sites on February 12. Suzie Mayes reports on what the 10% uplift involves and the challenges and opportunities for housebuilders

The Future is now

The delayed Future Homes Standard consultation launched in December. Suzie Mayes considers its main aspects and gathers the industry’s views, also on the issues around delivering zero carbon ready homes

The Interview – Ben Leather, Spitfire Homes

Since becoming md of Spitfire Homes in 2019, Ben Leather has directed the once purely bespoke firm’s expansion into the wider market. He talks to Suzie Mayes about a more standardised approach, keeping the SME’s identity and the troubled planning system

Celebrating the best in site management

NHBC recently honoured the Supreme Award winners and runners up of its prestigious Pride in the Job competition. Housebuilder reveals those site managers who triumphed and underlines the importance of the contest in creating quality homes