September 2015

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SWOT 2015

Our panel votes on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats facing the industry

Development finance

We find that it is a mixed outlook for those seeking development finance

NHBC Standards

NHBC Standards have undergone their first revamp in more than 20 years

UK Construction Week

Our preview of the nine shows dedicated to the construction industry that make up UK Construction Week, including the Build Show

Quicker, quieter, cleaner

We round up the latest in the world of kitchens and bathrooms

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The Interview - Chris Tinker, Crest Nicholson

Crest Nicholson veteran Chris Tinker is interim ceo of the business until the autumn. He talks to Suzie Mayes about the challenges the company has faced and its new strategy, featuring much multi-tenure housing.

The local election effect

The local elections have left some local plans in doubt following changes in council leadership. Suzie Mayes finds out what this might mean for housing

Funding good design

With the government's sharp focus on good homes design, Homes England is devising essential design standards for developers looking to access its funds and schemes. Mark Smulian reports