November 2019

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Housebuilder Awards 2019

The industry spent a glittering night celebrating the winners of The Housebuilder Awards 2019 last month. Housebuilder reports

The Interview - Richard Pearce & Tom Carr - Verto Homes

Richard Pearce and Tom Carr are co-founders of Verto Homes, a Cornwall-based SME delivering zero carbon smart homes. They talk to Suzie Mayes about the challenges and rewards of building zero carbon housing and their quest to be the UK's largest sustainable housebuilder

New year standards

NHBC's standards and technical manager Paul Cribbens highlights the main changes for housebuilders being introduced in the NHBC Standards 2020

Healthy homes

As the environment climbs back up the national agenda, Sarah White, systems lead - external and separating at British Gypsum, urges developers to prioritise sustainability for a zero carbon future

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The Oxford-Cambridge Arc challenge

Mark Smulian reports on the debates surrounding a potential development corporation to deliver the homes, offices and infrastructure needed for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

Excellent infrastructure

Phillip Lyons, chief executive, housebuilding, at Countryside, looks at the crucial role that infrastructure - delivered in consultation with the community - should play in delivering first class developments

The Interview - Innes Smith, Springfield Properties

Innes Smith, ceo of Springfield Properties, is very proud of the Scottish housebuilder's product. He talks to Suzie Mayes about life as a listed company, the importance of keeping a customer focus and making homes as green as possible

Star turn

Roger Morton, performance director of Bovis Homes, is winner of the inaugural Housebuilder Star Award, recognising those who have gone over and above what is expected in their role. He talks to Suzie Mayes