MAY 2020

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Innovation in crisis

After weeks of managing the coronavirus crisis, the housebuilding industry is finding new ways to work. Suzie Mayes looks at the innovations and positive stories developing

The Interview - Stewart Baseley, Home Builders Federation

Stewart Baseley has been executive chairman of the Home Builders Federation for almost 15 years. He talks to Ben Roskrow about the changes he has seen in policy and attitudes towards new homes over the years, and of course, HBF's work during the coronavirus crisis

Industry experts assess the path ahead

Ben Roskrow reports on the latest Housing Market Report Expert Panel meeting, held by teleconference in early April, in which a group of government and industry experts and economists met to discuss the prospects for housing and housebuilding in these extraordinary times

Reasons to be cheerful

Multi-utility company TriConnex has remained open, benefitting from some business decisions it made a while ago. Chris Dore, business development director, explains to Suzie Mayes why there are reasons to be upbeat

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Coming back to old challenges

Coronavirus has disrupted everything that came before. But with some level of normality slowly returning, Suzie Mayes gets back to some ongoing issues

Fantastic 40

NHBC is marking 40 years of its Pride in the Job Awards, honouring the vital work of site managers in ensuring quality homes. Housebuilder looks back at the history of the competition and how NHBC is celebrating the milestone during a challenging year

The Interview - Amanda Williams, Aster Group

Amanda Williams is the upbeat group development director of housing association Aster Group. She speaks to Suzie Mayes about why the pandemic means plenty of opportunities for the company, the crucial role of shared ownership and Aster's resilience

Time for an update

A virtual Home Builders Visitor Card is now available for non-construction employees who visit sites. Housebuilder reports