FEBRUARY 2021

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In this issue

The Interview – Keith Carnegie, Vistry Housebuilding

Keith Carnegie became ceo of the new Vistry Housebuilding division last summer. He speaks to Suzie Mayes about different company cultures, what he has learned from the pandemic and why a bit of understanding goes a long way

Looking back on a tough year

NHBC commercial director David Campbell reflects on an extraordinary year – his first at the organisation – and what 2021 may have in store

Finance and mortgage market

With the pandemic continuing and certain initiatives changing, Steve Menary reports on the development finance and mortgage markets

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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