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 an eventful 2017, Suzie Mayes seeks the industry's views on what to expect - as well as hope for - over the next 12 months. With the spotlight on the sector, there are both challenges and opportunities

The Interview - Helen Moore, City & Country

Helen Moore joined heritage developer City & Country in 2010. The md talks about the unique challenges and rewards of restoring historic buildings and the company's future plans

The Housebuilder Mountain Marathon 2018

Taylor Wimpey ceo Pete Redfern talks about a new charity event for the industry which will challenge participants while raising funds for a worthy cause

Site manager supreme

Four site managers have been crowned the UK's Supreme Winners at the NHBC's Pride in the Job Awards 2017