March 2020

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Revitalising the high street with resi

With high street shops suffering the popularity of online sales and out-of-town shopping centres, Mark Smulian explores the potential for housing to revive the high street

The Interview, Stuart Gibbons - Lovell London and Southern

Stuart Gibbons has returned to Lovell Partnerships after a brief stint at the firm two decades ago. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his long tenure at Galliford Try, why partnerships businesses work and his plans for the London and Southern regions

The art of good thermal images

NHBC Foundation's latest guide explores the importance of good thermal imaging in capturing thermal performance at various stages of the build process during and after construction. Research manager Donna Robinson reports

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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