November 2017

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The Interview - Ian Sutcliffe, Countryside

Large housebuilder of the Year Countryside is primed to double the size of its business over a three-year period. We talk to Ian Sutcliffe about managing growth, recognising opportunity and creating places that people will love

Traditional build meets offsite

H+H and SIG have won Product of the Year at this year's Housebuilder Awards for their SIG House System. We get the lowdown on the system which melds traditional build and offsite manufacture

Strong and stable

Despite what seems like a perfect storm ahead, Mark Aedy, head of EMEA and Asia investment banking at Moelis & Company, argues that there are reasons to believe in the continuing strength of the housing sector

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HBF Policy Conference

The HBF Policy Conference covered a wide range of issues facing the industry, with challenges old and new up for debate. Housebuilder reports

The Interview - Chris Weedon, Stonebond Properties

Chris Weedon is the amiable md of Stonebond properties, a small housebuilder owned by the founders of Countryside. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his ambitious growth trajectory, taking care over community consultation and what he has learned from his years at Countryside

Nature net gain

In its Spring Statement, the government confirmed it would mandate biodiversity net gain in new schemes in England. Before this announcement, Suzie Mayes found out the industry's views on the plans and what housebuilders are doing to encourage and protect biodiversity

MMC identity

Richard Lankshear, NHBC's innovation manager, looks at what is deemed a modern method of construction and the systems NHBC has been reviewing