October 2018

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Britain’s Biggest Housebuilders

The 2018 Housing Market Intelligence report will be launched at the Housing Market Intelligence conference in London on October 11 and will include the Top 75 housebuilders ranking. Brian Green offers a taste of what is in the report and reveals this year’s Top 25 housebuilders

The Interview – Stephen Teagle, Galliford Try Partnerships

Stephen Teagle is ceo of Galliford Try Partnerships, a division working with public and private sector partners. Suzie Mayes talks to him about his plans and why every housebuilder should be a partnerships business

Leading the way in staff recruitment and retention

Mark Smulian reports on what firms are doing to recruit, train and retain the best

Strengthening trust and quality

While the industry waits to hear more following a consultation on introducing a new homes ombudsman, Suzie Mayes asks what housebuilders think of ministers’ plans

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HBF Policy Conference

The HBF Policy Conference covered a wide range of issues facing the industry, with challenges old and new up for debate. Housebuilder reports

The Interview - Chris Weedon, Stonebond Properties

Chris Weedon is the amiable md of Stonebond properties, a small housebuilder owned by the founders of Countryside. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his ambitious growth trajectory, taking care over community consultation and what he has learned from his years at Countryside

Nature net gain

In its Spring Statement, the government confirmed it would mandate biodiversity net gain in new schemes in England. Before this announcement, Suzie Mayes found out the industry's views on the plans and what housebuilders are doing to encourage and protect biodiversity

MMC identity

Richard Lankshear, NHBC's innovation manager, looks at what is deemed a modern method of construction and the systems NHBC has been reviewing