JULY/AUGUST 2018

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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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The Interview - Jonathan Cranley & Ben Leather, Spitfire Bespoke Homes

Jonathan Cranley and Ben Leather are regional managing directors of Spitfire Bespoke Homes in the south and Midlands respectively. They talk to Suzie Mayes about design challenges, the joys of belonging to a medium housebuilder and how they both intend to lead the rapid growth of the business

Doing digital

With the traditional model of home buying in decline, Niclas Staberg calls for the industry to embrace the technologies that are changing the way people buy homes

Future Home unknowns

So far there has been little detail divulged on The Future Home Standard beyond the Spring Statement announcement. Suzie Mayes looks at what we know so far and what the industry thinks

HBF Viewpoint

HBF Policy director David O'Leary examines the latest round of mandatory gender pay gap reporting and looks at how the industry is performing - and what it should do to improve