JULY/AUGUST 2019

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The Interview - Chris Tinker, Crest Nicholson

Crest Nicholson veteran Chris Tinker is interim ceo of the business until the autumn. He talks to Suzie Mayes about the challenges the company has faced and its new strategy, featuring much multi-tenure housing.

The local election effect

The local elections have left some local plans in doubt following changes in council leadership. Suzie Mayes finds out what this might mean for housing

Funding good design

With the government's sharp focus on good homes design, Homes England is devising essential design standards for developers looking to access its funds and schemes. Mark Smulian reports

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Covid - A Threat and an Opportunity

The annual SWOT analysis asks the views of an expert panel on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats currently facing the industry. Ben Roskrow finds a sector that sees the Threats of the pandemic while exploring the Opportunities and believing in the markets Strength

Big announcements for a busy Autumn

During the Summer the government made two long awaited announcements, extending Help to Buy and unveiling its planning white paper. Suzie Mayes gets housebuilders' views

Building confidence in MMC

NHBC has launched NHBC Accepts - its new service for fast tracking MMC systems for warranty. Housebuilder talks to innovation manager Richard Lankshear about how the system works, what makes the grade and whether the pandemic could drive MMC use