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 - Scott Black, Places for People

Scott Black joined Places for People as group executive director – development in spring 2020. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his work over the past year-and-a-half to help position the business for growth and its blueprint for thriving, new communities

Industry innovation for net zero

Following COP26 in November, Chris Windle looks at how the industry is innovating to make a difference on streets and in developments

Housebuilder Awards 2021

The industry reunited to celebrate the return of the live Housebuilder Awards last month, honouring the best of the best. Housebuilder reports

New year, new Standards

NHBC’s Standards 2022 come into effect in January. Housebuilder outlines the key updates and what additions are likely for the future in response to the environmental agenda and other issues