July / August 2021

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In this issue

The Interview – Stephen Teagle, Vistry Partnerships

Vistry Partnerships has ambitious growth plans and CEO Stephen Teagle is excited about them. He talks to Suzie Mayes about why they are achievable, the next big goals and why collaboration is key to success

Material malaise

Suzie Mayes reports on the issues the industry has recently been experiencing with material supply and price rises. What are the supply chain and housebuilders doing to adjust?

Celebrating Quality

As NHBC honours the Quality Award winners of this year’s Pride in the Job competition, Housebuilder reflects on the awards, now in their 41st year

Finally First Homes

The long-trailed First Homes initiative has launched. Suzie Mayes looks at the detail and gets the industry’s views on this new form of discounted market housing

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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