March 2019

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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

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS - The HBF's message to the industry

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley says that, as the trade body for the home building industry, HBF has a key role to play in keeping members informed of the latest developments on coronavirus

The Interview - Andrew Brooks, Bewley Homes

Andrew Brooks, the lively md of Hampshire-based Bewley Homes, talks to Suzie Mayes about growing the small plc business, what quality means and learning from the "University of the breakfast table"

Keeping well

A year on from the launch of HBF's mental health campaign, Suzie Mayes looks at what housebuilders are doing to protect the mental health and wellbeing of their employees and subcontractors, in the office and on site

On the buses

Surely in these sustainable times, a bus route to serve a new scheme would seem essential. But, as Mark Smulian finds, this is not always a given