May 2015

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In this issue

The Pete Redfern interview

Taylor Wimpey’s ceo on business principles, volume growth and industry innovation

Housing Standards Review

Our look at what it means for the industry

Stannington Park

Bellway’s redevelopment of a hospital site in Northumberland

Managing agents

It is essential to appoint managing agents early on mixed use schemes says surveyor Lee Baron

Home security

A review of the products helping to make new homes safe and secure

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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