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 - Jonathan Cranley & Ben Leather, Spitfire Bespoke Homes

Jonathan Cranley and Ben Leather are regional managing directors of Spitfire Bespoke Homes in the south and Midlands respectively. They talk to Suzie Mayes about design challenges, the joys of belonging to a medium housebuilder and how they both intend to lead the rapid growth of the business

Doing digital

With the traditional model of home buying in decline, Niclas Staberg calls for the industry to embrace the technologies that are changing the way people buy homes

Future Home unknowns

So far there has been little detail divulged on The Future Home Standard beyond the Spring Statement announcement. Suzie Mayes looks at what we know so far and what the industry thinks

HBF Viewpoint

HBF Policy director David O'Leary examines the latest round of mandatory gender pay gap reporting and looks at how the industry is performing - and what it should do to improve