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 Interview - Chris Tinker, Crest Nicholson

Crest Nicholson veteran Chris Tinker is interim ceo of the business until the autumn. He talks to Suzie Mayes about the challenges the company has faced and its new strategy, featuring much multi-tenure housing.

The local election effect

The local elections have left some local plans in doubt following changes in council leadership. Suzie Mayes finds out what this might mean for housing

Funding good design

With the government's sharp focus on good homes design, Homes England is devising essential design standards for developers looking to access its funds and schemes. Mark Smulian reports