November 2021

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Supplying to the green agenda

In a sustainability and green agenda special, Suzie Mayes discovers how the supply industry is helping housebuilders meet the government’s upcoming targets – Part L, the Future Homes Standard and biodiversity

The Interview - Ian Baker and Graham Hutton, Baker Estates

Baker Estates is a Devon-based SME which strives to “be good” in everything it does. Ian Baker, founder and md, and Graham Hutton, development director, talk to Suzie Mayes about the company’s dearly held values and why it is not pursuing growth

Conference returns to talk challenges

Suzie Mayes and Ben Roskrow report on last month’s Housing Market Intelligence Conference – a chance to assess where the industry is at and the issues on the horizon

Back in action

NHBC has been able to return to live events including the regional Pride in the Job Awards in September. Housebuilder talks to the events team about switching back from virtual to live

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The Interview Sue Scholfield, Vistry Western

Sue Scholfield, Vistry Western’s sales and marketing director, was crowned winner of 2021’s Housebuilder Star Award for calmly stepping up to regional acting md at the time of a merger followed by a pandemic. She talks to Suzie Mayes

Sustainable supply

In a sustainability and green agenda special, Suzie Mayes looks at how the supply industry is helping housebuilders meet upcoming regulatory changes and the demands of the Future Homes Standard and biodiversity

Healthy new homes design

Barbara Akinkunmi, assistant design manager at Lovell London, explains how good housing design can aid the health and wellbeing of young people

In neutral

The requirements for water and nutrient neutrality are stalling planning permissions for thousands of homes. Mark Smulian looks at the issues and the possible solutions