September 2016

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The market stays strong

Housebuilder’s annual industry SWOT analysis asks the views of an expert panel on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and threats facing the industry right now.

Sweetener sales

Johnny Morris, research director of Countrywide, looks at the effect of Help to Buy on housebuilders’ use of incentives and suggests that it is time for the industry to look elsewhere for sales boosts

The Housebuilder Interview – Chris Endsor

Chris Endsor, ceo of Miller Homes, talks to Suzie Mayes about an eventful summer, Miller’s growth plans and what gives him the greatest buzz

Sales pitch

Five years ago NHBC launched an industry-wide campaign to help raise standards of pitched roofs. The company’s technical projects manager. Chris Derzypilskyj reports on how the situation has improved

Affordable brownfield

With the deadline for Local Plans looming, Lewis Jones, account director of communications consultancy PPS, examines whether the government’s dual focus on a brownfield-first agenda and affordability is contradictory

United front at UK Construction Week

In its second year, UK Construction Week hits the Birmingham NEC in October. Suzie Mayes reports on what to expect this year, including details of the Build Show which is set to capture the interest of housebuilders once again

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That point of difference

Suzie Mayes looks at how the industry has been progressing with the diversity and inclusion agenda. It seems the pandemic may have helped rather than hindered the creation of a more diverse workforce

The Interview Lynda Shillaw, Harworth Group

Lynda Shillaw became the new ceo of land and property regeneration company Harworth Group last Autumn. She talks to Suzie Mayes about her passion for regeneration and sustainable places, her vision for the organisation and Harworth’s customers – housebuilders

Housebuilder Product Awards

The winners have been announced of this year’s Housebuilder Product Awards. We showcase those companies that have proved themselves to be the best in class for products, systems and services

Nature’s benefits

Richard Smith, NHBC’s head of standards, research and innovation, explains the key findings of the NHBC Foundation’s biodiversity report and how the housebuilding industry can work better with nature