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In this issue

The Interview - Mark White, Bargate Homes

Mark White became md of Bargate Homes in 2021 after joining the SME at its inception. He talks to Suzie Mayes about customers, Help to Buy and why he is keeping housebuilding local.

How to thrive on BHG

Adam Ralph of Greenbelt Group states the case for adopting onsite biodiversity solutions that deliver long term stewardship right now.

Getting ready for net zero

Suzie Mayes reports on how housebuilders are preparing for the Future Homes Standard in two years and some of the issues to overcome.

Green supply

Chris Windle looks at the manufacturers helping housebuilders gear up for net zero ready homes and other elements of the environmental agenda.

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Finally BNG

After two delays, mandatory BNG comes into effect for most new sites on February 12. Suzie Mayes reports on what the 10% uplift involves and the challenges and opportunities for housebuilders

The Future is now

The delayed Future Homes Standard consultation launched in December. Suzie Mayes considers its main aspects and gathers the industry’s views, also on the issues around delivering zero carbon ready homes

The Interview – Ben Leather, Spitfire Homes

Since becoming md of Spitfire Homes in 2019, Ben Leather has directed the once purely bespoke firm’s expansion into the wider market. He talks to Suzie Mayes about a more standardised approach, keeping the SME’s identity and the troubled planning system

Celebrating the best in site management

NHBC recently honoured the Supreme Award winners and runners up of its prestigious Pride in the Job competition. Housebuilder reveals those site managers who triumphed and underlines the importance of the contest in creating quality homes