October 2020

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The Interview - Tariq Usmani, Henley Homes

Tariq Usmani is ceo of London-based Henley Homes. He talks to Suzie Mayes about the importance of efficiency and cost control but also why people deserve a second chance

Post-Covid design

Could the pandemic signal lasting changes in design? Mark Smulian seeks to find out if recent home owner experiences have impacted the look of new homes

Training the next generation

NHBC has launched its first ever apprenticeship which aims to develop the next generation of talent. Housebuilder reports on the new scheme and how it offers a different type of training

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The Interview Sue Scholfield, Vistry Western

Sue Scholfield, Vistry Western’s sales and marketing director, was crowned winner of 2021’s Housebuilder Star Award for calmly stepping up to regional acting md at the time of a merger followed by a pandemic. She talks to Suzie Mayes

Sustainable supply

In a sustainability and green agenda special, Suzie Mayes looks at how the supply industry is helping housebuilders meet upcoming regulatory changes and the demands of the Future Homes Standard and biodiversity

Healthy new homes design

Barbara Akinkunmi, assistant design manager at Lovell London, explains how good housing design can aid the health and wellbeing of young people

In neutral

The requirements for water and nutrient neutrality are stalling planning permissions for thousands of homes. Mark Smulian looks at the issues and the possible solutions