March 2018

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In this issue

The Interview - Greg Fitzgerald, Bovis

Less than a year after he took over Bovis, former Galliford Try boss Greg Fitzgerald says he is turning the troubled housebuilder around.

A new home

The Homes and Communities Agency has been relaunched as Homes England. Suzie Mayes reports on what the rebranding means for the industry.

In the Stratasphere

The fast growing SME Strata is teeming with ideas about technology and the customer. Ceo Andrew Weaver talks about getting the home owner involved and good, natural design.

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HBF Policy Conference

The HBF Policy Conference covered a wide range of issues facing the industry, with challenges old and new up for debate. Housebuilder reports

The Interview - Chris Weedon, Stonebond Properties

Chris Weedon is the amiable md of Stonebond properties, a small housebuilder owned by the founders of Countryside. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his ambitious growth trajectory, taking care over community consultation and what he has learned from his years at Countryside

Nature net gain

In its Spring Statement, the government confirmed it would mandate biodiversity net gain in new schemes in England. Before this announcement, Suzie Mayes found out the industry's views on the plans and what housebuilders are doing to encourage and protect biodiversity

MMC identity

Richard Lankshear, NHBC's innovation manager, looks at what is deemed a modern method of construction and the systems NHBC has been reviewing