May 2019

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The Interview - Jonathan Cranley & Ben Leather, Spitfire Bespoke Homes

Jonathan Cranley and Ben Leather are regional managing directors of Spitfire Bespoke Homes in the south and Midlands respectively. They talk to Suzie Mayes about design challenges, the joys of belonging to a medium housebuilder and how they both intend to lead the rapid growth of the business

Doing digital

With the traditional model of home buying in decline, Niclas Staberg calls for the industry to embrace the technologies that are changing the way people buy homes

Future Home unknowns

So far there has been little detail divulged on The Future Home Standard beyond the Spring Statement announcement. Suzie Mayes looks at what we know so far and what the industry thinks

HBF Viewpoint

HBF Policy director David O'Leary examines the latest round of mandatory gender pay gap reporting and looks at how the industry is performing - and what it should do to improve

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The Interview - Chris Tinker, Crest Nicholson

Crest Nicholson veteran Chris Tinker is interim ceo of the business until the autumn. He talks to Suzie Mayes about the challenges the company has faced and its new strategy, featuring much multi-tenure housing.

The local election effect

The local elections have left some local plans in doubt following changes in council leadership. Suzie Mayes finds out what this might mean for housing

Funding good design

With the government's sharp focus on good homes design, Homes England is devising essential design standards for developers looking to access its funds and schemes. Mark Smulian reports