June 2018

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The Housebuilder Brain Game - in pictures

Savills was crowned Brain Game winner as the industry raised £278,000 for Marie Curie at the annual celebrity-hosted quiz night.

The Interview - Stephen Wicks, Inland Homes

Stephen Wicks, founder and ceo of Inland Homes, has developed his business from a brownfield land specialist to a housebuilder that has recently established a partnerships arm. He talks to Suzie Mayes about keeping the company's entrepreneurial spirit while going for growth.

Government seeks game changer with NPPF

With the government proposing changes to the National Planning Policy Framework and the system for developer contributions, Mark Smulian considers whether the revisions will work.

Housebuilder Product Awards

The winners have been announced of the Housebuilder Product Awards 2018. We showcase the winning companies, whose achievements will be celebrated at a winner's lunch.

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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