March 2021

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On the road to Future Homes

Now that the government has given its long-awaited response to its Future Homes Standard consultation, Suzie Mayes looks at the key features and gets housebuilder's views on this step towards 2025

A quality scheme for all

Natalie Elphicke, chair of the recently launched New Homes Quality Board, answers key questions about the role of the board, the New Homes Code and the New Homes Ombudsman Service

The Interview - Colin Tutt, Octagon

After 37 years at Octagon Developments and 50 years in the industry, Colin Tutt is retiring from the sector he loves. He looks back on a long and satisfying career and shares some memories with Ben Roskrow

Sharing in the benefits of later living

John Tonkiss, ceo of McCarthy Stone and Jane Ashcroft, ceo of Anchor Hanover, have entered into a development partnership to deliver a range of affordable retirement communities. They talk to Suzie Mayes about their plan and the many benefits of retirement housing

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THE TOP 25 HOUSEBUILDERS

The Housing Market Intelligence Report will be launched at this year’s Housing Market Intelligence Conference in London on October 7th. HMI report editor Brian Green gives a taste of the findings of the report and reveals this year’s Top 25 housebuilders

Taking on the environment

With the environmental agenda now perhaps the key issue currently facing housebuilders, Suzie Mayes discovers how companies are preparing for net zero and what challenges lurk

Driving talent

As the industry continues to recover strongly from the pandemic, Housebuilder speaks to Diane Marshall, NHBC’s operations director, on the organisation’s major recruitment drive to bring new talent into the sector