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The Interview - David Ritchie, WElink Homes

Former Bovis boss David Ritchie is now UK ceo of WElink Homes, a challenger housing business seeking to build, and supply to others, its factory-made panellised housing system. Ben Roskrow visited him on site to find out more

Housebuilder Products Awards 2023

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

Hazardous ground gas - an essential guide

NHBC outlines the NHBC Foundation's latest report on tackling hazardous ground gas on all types and size of site.

Inspiring the next generation

NHBC talks to some recently qualified apprentices and their proud parents encouraging the young generation to choose a career in construction.

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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