February 2019

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The Year Ahead

After a challenging 2018, Suzie Mayes canvasses the views of the industry on what to expect during what is set to be an especially uncertain year

All-party time

A new parliamentary group has been set up to look at how the government can help smaller housebuilders increase housing supply. Ben Roskrow gets the lowdown from chair Andrew Lewer MP and secretary Andrew Cumpsty

The Interview - Keith Miller, Cavanna Homes

Keith Miller, md of Cavanna Homes, is boosting the profile of Torquay-based housebuilder ahead of its 100th anniversary. He speaks to Suzie Mayes about standard house types, health and safety and the joy of being part of a family business

Supreme sites

Four site managers were hailed Supreme Winners at NHBC'S Pride in the Job Awards 2018. Housebuilder celebrates the victors of the accolades, which emphasise the importance of site managers in ensuring quality

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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