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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The Interview Paul Silver, Dorchester Living

Paul Silver is CEO of Dorchester Living, a developer delivering the large community of Heyford Park. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his commitment to the project, community engagement and the future vision for his long-term scheme

Struggling to Find a Buyer

The Financial situation of housing associations means housebuilders are finding it increasingly difficult to fulfil their obligations to provide affordable homes. Mark Smulian reports on the desperately needed properties that cannot be bought

HBF Viewpoint

Emma Ramell, HBF's director of external affairs, reflects on the parties' general election manifestos and how much importance was placed on housing. She also highlights what the industry wants from the next government

The Road to Quality

The Quality Award winners of NHBC Pride in the Job were announced in June. The organisation details the process of this esteemed competition and explains how it can build legacies