July/August 2014

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Vital statistics

We visit Morris Homes' Vista to get the low down on the UK's largest zero carbon village

Aiming high

A look at the outcomes of the AIMC4 initiative which sought solutions to achieving Code level four through the fabric

Housebuilder Product Awards

a celebration of this year's winners

Blowing hot and cold

A look at the latest in heating and ventilation products

Timber time

Is timber frame providing a solution at a time of materials shortages?

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The Oxford-Cambridge Arc challenge

Mark Smulian reports on the debates surrounding a potential development corporation to deliver the homes, offices and infrastructure needed for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

Excellent infrastructure

Phillip Lyons, chief executive, housebuilding, at Countryside, looks at the crucial role that infrastructure - delivered in consultation with the community - should play in delivering first class developments

The Interview - Innes Smith, Springfield Properties

Innes Smith, ceo of Springfield Properties, is very proud of the Scottish housebuilder's product. He talks to Suzie Mayes about life as a listed company, the importance of keeping a customer focus and making homes as green as possible

Star turn

Roger Morton, performance director of Bovis Homes, is winner of the inaugural Housebuilder Star Award, recognising those who have gone over and above what is expected in their role. He talks to Suzie Mayes