JUNE 2020

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In this issue

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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Coming back to old challenges

Coronavirus has disrupted everything that came before. But with some level of normality slowly returning, Suzie Mayes gets back to some ongoing issues

Fantastic 40

NHBC is marking 40 years of its Pride in the Job Awards, honouring the vital work of site managers in ensuring quality homes. Housebuilder looks back at the history of the competition and how NHBC is celebrating the milestone during a challenging year

The Interview - Amanda Williams, Aster Group

Amanda Williams is the upbeat group development director of housing association Aster Group. She speaks to Suzie Mayes about why the pandemic means plenty of opportunities for the company, the crucial role of shared ownership and Aster's resilience

Time for an update

A virtual Home Builders Visitor Card is now available for non-construction employees who visit sites. Housebuilder reports