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 Year Ahead

After a challenging 2018, Suzie Mayes canvasses the views of the industry on what to expect during what is set to be an especially uncertain year

All-party time

A new parliamentary group has been set up to look at how the government can help smaller housebuilders increase housing supply. Ben Roskrow gets the lowdown from chair Andrew Lewer MP and secretary Andrew Cumpsty

The Interview - Keith Miller, Cavanna Homes

Keith Miller, md of Cavanna Homes, is boosting the profile of Torquay-based housebuilder ahead of its 100th anniversary. He speaks to Suzie Mayes about standard house types, health and safety and the joy of being part of a family business

Supreme sites

Four site managers were hailed Supreme Winners at NHBC'S Pride in the Job Awards 2018. Housebuilder celebrates the victors of the accolades, which emphasise the importance of site managers in ensuring quality