JULY/AUGUST 2018

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July/August 2018 Front Cover

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Offsite Outlook

With much talk surrounding modern methods of construction (MMC), Suzie Mayes delves into what is happening, the challenges and what the term truly means

The Interview - Ian Sadler, Mulberry Homes

After almost 25 years of working for large housebuilders, this year Ian Sadler switched to regional developer Mulberry Homes. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his change of direction, his plans for the company and why bungalows are important

Health and happiness at the Housing Design Awards

This year the Housing Design Awards celebrated a range of schemes that carried a strong theme of promoting people's happiness, health and wellbeing. Housebuilder reports

A newt deal

District Licensing is a quick and risk-free way of addressing the issue of great crested newts when a developer is applying for planning permission. Tom Tew, chief executive of NatureSpace, explains

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Building beautiful

The government has urged housebuilders to build more beautiful homes. But what does this mean? Suzie Mayes consults the industry on good design and the challenges around achieving it

The Interview - Nick Stonley, Millwood Designer Homes

Nick Stonley is the new head of Millwood Designer Homes, taking over from founder John Elliot. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his plans for the business - now owned by Places for People - and managing a company he has admired for years

New approaches for changing times

Perry Miller, partner at Newgate, argues that urban developers must adapt to changing attitudes if they are to win support for new schemes in cities such as London

Store it up

Clive Turner, NHBC Foundation's research manager and Cutland Consulting's Neil Cutland, give an overview of NHBC Foundation's latest guide - watts in store? Introduction to energy storage batteries for homes