May 2018

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In this issue

The Interview - Joseph Rajah, Joseph Homes

Joseph Rajah started his business during the downturn and now delivers innovative homes in greater London. He talks to Suzie Mayes about taking on challenges, the company's values and space-efficient design

All-star builders

Twenty housebuilders have been rated five star in the latest HBF/NHBC customer satisfaction survey. Suzie Mayes talks to some of those who have achieved the highest rating and asks what it takes to be five star

Councillors prioritise housing delivery

A survey of planning committee members reveals that they think the housing crisis is getting worse. But residents are showing signs of recognising the need for more homes, of the right type, in their area.

HBF Viewpoint

HBF Policy director David O'Leary argues that the government needs to be more vocal about the successes it has enjoyed with its housing policies

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The Oxford-Cambridge Arc challenge

Mark Smulian reports on the debates surrounding a potential development corporation to deliver the homes, offices and infrastructure needed for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

Excellent infrastructure

Phillip Lyons, chief executive, housebuilding, at Countryside, looks at the crucial role that infrastructure - delivered in consultation with the community - should play in delivering first class developments

The Interview - Innes Smith, Springfield Properties

Innes Smith, ceo of Springfield Properties, is very proud of the Scottish housebuilder's product. He talks to Suzie Mayes about life as a listed company, the importance of keeping a customer focus and making homes as green as possible

Star turn

Roger Morton, performance director of Bovis Homes, is winner of the inaugural Housebuilder Star Award, recognising those who have gone over and above what is expected in their role. He talks to Suzie Mayes