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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Offsite Outlook

With much talk surrounding modern methods of construction (MMC), Suzie Mayes delves into what is happening, the challenges and what the term truly means

The Interview - Ian Sadler, Mulberry Homes

After almost 25 years of working for large housebuilders, this year Ian Sadler switched to regional developer Mulberry Homes. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his change of direction, his plans for the company and why bungalows are important

Health and happiness at the Housing Design Awards

This year the Housing Design Awards celebrated a range of schemes that carried a strong theme of promoting people's happiness, health and wellbeing. Housebuilder reports

A newt deal

District Licensing is a quick and risk-free way of addressing the issue of great crested newts when a developer is applying for planning permission. Tom Tew, chief executive of NatureSpace, explains