July/August 2023

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July/August 2023

In this issue

Unravelling the mess of housing policy

In June, LSE London launched its second report in a three-part series on why housing policy is failing and what should be done about it. Housebuilder reports.

The Interview – Stephen Teagle & Keith Carnegie, Vistry

Following Vistry’s acquisition of Countryside Partnerships last November, Stephen Teagle, ceo of Partnerships and Keith Carnegie, ceo of Housebuilding, talk to Suzie Mayes about their plans for the enlarged business, aiming to build 20,000 homes a year.

Pride in Quality

The Pride in the Job 2023 Quality Award winners were announced in June, in the first heat of the prestigious competition. NHBC explains how the awards work and what they mean to site managers.

Making a call on design

Following the levelling up secretary’s interventions into planning applications on design grounds, Suzie Mayes gets the industry’s views on what these call-ins could mean for the sector.

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Finally BNG

After two delays, mandatory BNG comes into effect for most new sites on February 12. Suzie Mayes reports on what the 10% uplift involves and the challenges and opportunities for housebuilders

The Future is now

The delayed Future Homes Standard consultation launched in December. Suzie Mayes considers its main aspects and gathers the industry’s views, also on the issues around delivering zero carbon ready homes

The Interview – Ben Leather, Spitfire Homes

Since becoming md of Spitfire Homes in 2019, Ben Leather has directed the once purely bespoke firm’s expansion into the wider market. He talks to Suzie Mayes about a more standardised approach, keeping the SME’s identity and the troubled planning system

Celebrating the best in site management

NHBC recently honoured the Supreme Award winners and runners up of its prestigious Pride in the Job competition. Housebuilder reveals those site managers who triumphed and underlines the importance of the contest in creating quality homes