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 Year Ahead

After a challenging 2018, Suzie Mayes canvasses the views of the industry on what to expect during what is set to be an especially uncertain year

All-party time

A new parliamentary group has been set up to look at how the government can help smaller housebuilders increase housing supply. Ben Roskrow gets the lowdown from chair Andrew Lewer MP and secretary Andrew Cumpsty

The Interview - Keith Miller, Cavanna Homes

Keith Miller, md of Cavanna Homes, is boosting the profile of Torquay-based housebuilder ahead of its 100th anniversary. He speaks to Suzie Mayes about standard house types, health and safety and the joy of being part of a family business

Supreme sites

Four site managers were hailed Supreme Winners at NHBC'S Pride in the Job Awards 2018. Housebuilder celebrates the victors of the accolades, which emphasise the importance of site managers in ensuring quality