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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The Interview - Dave Smith, St Modwen Homes

Dave Smith is md of St Modwen Homes, a rapidly growing housebuilder that performed strongly at this year's Housebuilder Awards. He talks to Suzie Mayes about the secret to excellent customer service, turning contaminated sites into thriving communities and the St Modwen purpose.

Challenges and chances to shine at HMI

The annual Housing Market intelligence conference and report launch featured high calibre speakers discussing the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for the housebuilding sector. Housebuilder report

Homes for multigenerational living

Multigenerational living is on the rise across the UK, according to Sarah White, British Gypsum's residential sector manager. This creates an opportunity for housebuilders to design houses that offer more flexibility for changing lifestyles.

Local homes for local people

Paul Turton, head of sales-development finance at United Trust Bank, looks at the advantages of using local smaller builders on sites and calls for barriers to SME building to be removed.