May 2021

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May2021

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MMC moves

With the government continuing to push greater adoption of modern methods of construction and increased investment, is its use about to become more widespread? Suzie Mayes looks at the players, challenges and opportunities

The Interview – Fred Story and Colin Wood, Story Homes

Fred Story founded his business in 1987. He and chief operating officer Colin Wood talk to Suzie Mayes about Story Homes’ unwavering commitment to quality, growth ambitions and the next challenge - sustainable housebuilding

Next steps in innovative construction

NHBC Accepts, the service which fast tracks MMC systems for warranty, launched almost a year ago. Housebuilder talks to Richard Lankshear, NHBC’s innovation manager, about what is next and offsite trends

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Stepping stone to Future Homes

With new Building Regulations Parts F, L, O and S now in force, Suzie Mayes looks at the changes and how they are affecting SMEs

Image overhaul for a new workforce

Barbara Akinkunmi, assistant design manager at Lovell Partnerships, says the industry needs to improve its image and messaging to attract more women and young people

The Interview –Ian Jones, Backhouse

Ian Jones, md of Backhouse, talks to Suzie Mayes about leading a design-led SME that is now pursuing growth and a wider market, fulfilling the vision of the company’s late founder

Taking Pride in Quality

In June, NHBC revealed its Pride in the Job Quality Award winners. Housebuilder talks to senior regional director Paul Edwards about the meticulous awards judging and why the competition is the “Blue Ribbon Awards” of the industry