October 2021

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The Housing Market Intelligence Report will be launched at this year’s Housing Market Intelligence Conference in London on October 7th. HMI report editor Brian Green gives a taste of the findings of the report and reveals this year’s Top 25 housebuilders

Taking on the environment

With the environmental agenda now perhaps the key issue currently facing housebuilders, Suzie Mayes discovers how companies are preparing for net zero and what challenges lurk

Driving talent

As the industry continues to recover strongly from the pandemic, Housebuilder speaks to Diane Marshall, NHBC’s operations director, on the organisation’s major recruitment drive to bring new talent into the sector

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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