DECEMBER 2020/JANUARY 2021

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December COVER 2020

In this issue

The Interview - James Williams, Sero

James Williams is co-founder and md of Sero, a Cardiff-based zero carbon housebuilder and sustainable energy service company. He talks to Suzie Mayes about the company's growth plans, "true zero" and the challenges of expressing the value of low carbon abodes

Neutralising the nitrate problem

Natural England's decision last year that schemes should be nitrate neutral is creating obstacles for housebuilders. Steve Menary reports on the possible reasons behind nitrate problems and what can be done.

New Standards

NHBC has launched its technical Standards for 2021. Head of standards Richard Smith outlines the changes that come into effect at the start of the new year

Changes and challenges at HMI 2020

The annual Housing Market Intelligence conference and report turned digital this year. Delegates logged in to hear speakers discuss the changing landscape from Covid-19, the surprisingly robust housing market and other challenges the industry faces as it looks ahead.

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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