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 Awards 2017

The best of the industry was honoured at this year's Housebuilder Awards at the InterContinental London - The O2. Al Murray, aka The Pub Landlord, kept the audience on its toes.

The Interview - Jonathan Goring, Lovell

In June 2016, Jonathan Goring joined partnership housing specialist Lovell as md. Here he talks about the importance of enjoying work, the company's approach to publicly owned land and why the industry should not wait for government policy.

Heading South

Scottish housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel is branching into England after more than 90 years of delivering homes north of the border. We talk to ceo Ed Monaghan about the inspiration behind the move, government initiatives and feeling like a new housebuilder.

Mortgage matters

Legal & General's New Build Club offers mortgage products and other services for the new build market. We talk to ne build manager Craig Hall about how the club has helped widen the market and the key issues affecting the new build sector.