November 2022

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In this issue

Green partners

Chris Windle reports on how the supply industry is helping housebuilders meet their sustainability commitments in multiple aspects of the build and manufacturers’ efforts to reduce their own emissions

The Interview Stewart Lynes, Miller Homes

Stewart Lynes became chief executive of Miller Homes in March after 14 years at the business. He talks to Suzie Mayes about the journey he has seen Miller undertake, how the housebuilder has maintained the Miller family’s values and its growth plan which targets familiar regions

Busting carbon jargon

The NHBC Foundation has produced a guide to explain the often confusing language of carbon. NHBC outlines how it is helping housebuilders aid its understanding of a crucial issue

Housing market headwinds hit HMI Conference

October’s Housing Market Intelligence Conference saw speakers express the uncertainty and change the industry is experiencing as well as the rest of the UK. Ben Roskrow and Suzie Mayes report

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Finally BNG

After two delays, mandatory BNG comes into effect for most new sites on February 12. Suzie Mayes reports on what the 10% uplift involves and the challenges and opportunities for housebuilders

The Future is now

The delayed Future Homes Standard consultation launched in December. Suzie Mayes considers its main aspects and gathers the industry’s views, also on the issues around delivering zero carbon ready homes

The Interview – Ben Leather, Spitfire Homes

Since becoming md of Spitfire Homes in 2019, Ben Leather has directed the once purely bespoke firm’s expansion into the wider market. He talks to Suzie Mayes about a more standardised approach, keeping the SME’s identity and the troubled planning system

Celebrating the best in site management

NHBC recently honoured the Supreme Award winners and runners up of its prestigious Pride in the Job competition. Housebuilder reveals those site managers who triumphed and underlines the importance of the contest in creating quality homes