October 2017

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In this issue

Britain's Biggest Housebuilders

Housing Market Intelligence Report editor Brian Green offers a taste of what is in the 2017 report launched in October and reveals this year's Top 25 housebuilders.

The Interview - David Thomas

Barratt Developments is once again Britian's biggest housebuilder according to the Top 25 revealed in this issue. Chief executive David Thomas talks about maintaining quality in a time of growth, the market, Help to Buy and the skills shortage.

On Fire - Spitfire Bespoke Homes

Spitfire Bespoke Homes has grown significantly in its first seven years of life, becoming known for its individually designed home. Md David Jervis speaks about growth, attention to detail and local markets.

Pledging to close the skills gap

A year after it offically began, the Home Building Skills Partnership launches a Skills Pledge to mobilise the whole of the industry and signal its intent.

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The Housebuilder Brain Game - in pictures

Savills was crowned Brain Game winner as the industry raised £278,000 for Marie Curie at the annual celebrity-hosted quiz night.

The Interview - Stephen Wicks, Inland Homes

Stephen Wicks, founder and ceo of Inland Homes, has developed his business from a brownfield land specialist to a housebuilder that has recently established a partnerships arm. He talks to Suzie Mayes about keeping the company's entrepreneurial spirit while going for growth.

Government seeks game changer with NPPF

With the government proposing changes to the National Planning Policy Framework and the system for developer contributions, Mark Smulian considers whether the revisions will work.

Housebuilder Product Awards

The winners have been announced of the Housebuilder Product Awards 2018. We showcase the winning companies, whose achievements will be celebrated at a winner's lunch.