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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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS - The HBF's message to the industry

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley says that, as the trade body for the home building industry, HBF has a key role to play in keeping members informed of the latest developments on coronavirus

The Interview - Andrew Brooks, Bewley Homes

Andrew Brooks, the lively md of Hampshire-based Bewley Homes, talks to Suzie Mayes about growing the small plc business, what quality means and learning from the "University of the breakfast table"

Keeping well

A year on from the launch of HBF's mental health campaign, Suzie Mayes looks at what housebuilders are doing to protect the mental health and wellbeing of their employees and subcontractors, in the office and on site

On the buses

Surely in these sustainable times, a bus route to serve a new scheme would seem essential. But, as Mark Smulian finds, this is not always a given