JUNE 2020

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Constructive measures

Many housebuilders returned to site in May. Suzie Mayes reports on the measures companies have imposed to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and the challenges the industry faces in a Covid-19 world

The Interview - Stephen Wicks, Inland Homes

Speaking to Suzie Mayes shortly after the UK lockdown began, Inland Homes ceo Stephen Wicks was in the grip of the first few weeks of coronavirus fallout. A short time later and he is feeling more positive about his multi-division business. But there is a tough road ahead

NHBC goes digital

In April, NHBC used its technological experience to move to free online training while housebuilders and the supply chain remained away from sites. It has now launched its regular training courses in the virtual world with the message that NHBC is back in business

Housebuilder Product Awards

The winners have been announced of this year's Housebuilder Product Awards. We showcase those that have proved themselves to be best in class for products and systems

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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