November 2018

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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.

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The Interview - Chris Tinker, Crest Nicholson

Crest Nicholson veteran Chris Tinker is interim ceo of the business until the autumn. He talks to Suzie Mayes about the challenges the company has faced and its new strategy, featuring much multi-tenure housing.

The local election effect

The local elections have left some local plans in doubt following changes in council leadership. Suzie Mayes finds out what this might mean for housing

Funding good design

With the government's sharp focus on good homes design, Homes England is devising essential design standards for developers looking to access its funds and schemes. Mark Smulian reports