October 2022

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October 2022

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THE TOP 25 HOUSEBUILDERS

The Housing Market Intelligence Report will be launched at this year’s Housing Market Intelligence Conference in London on October 6th. HMI report editor Brian Green gives a taste of the findings of the report and reveals this year’s Top 25 housebuilders

The Interview - Andrew Jay, Anderson Group

Anderson Group chief executive Andrew Jay tells Ben Roskrow how the company is using its contracting know how to take on challenging but rewarding residential schemes

Building better for the customer

Barbara Akinkunmi, Lovell Partnerships’ assistant design manager, explores what the industry needs to do to keep improving new homes to satisfy customer demands

Adding land value

NHBC’s Land Quality Service de-risks and adds value to land for residential development. Suzie Mayes finds out more from Karen Thornton, NHBC’s land quality service manager

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Finally BNG

After two delays, mandatory BNG comes into effect for most new sites on February 12. Suzie Mayes reports on what the 10% uplift involves and the challenges and opportunities for housebuilders

The Future is now

The delayed Future Homes Standard consultation launched in December. Suzie Mayes considers its main aspects and gathers the industry’s views, also on the issues around delivering zero carbon ready homes

The Interview – Ben Leather, Spitfire Homes

Since becoming md of Spitfire Homes in 2019, Ben Leather has directed the once purely bespoke firm’s expansion into the wider market. He talks to Suzie Mayes about a more standardised approach, keeping the SME’s identity and the troubled planning system

Celebrating the best in site management

NHBC recently honoured the Supreme Award winners and runners up of its prestigious Pride in the Job competition. Housebuilder reveals those site managers who triumphed and underlines the importance of the contest in creating quality homes