September 2018

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SWOT 2018

Positive fundamentals but concerns at play. Ben Roskrow reports this year’s SWOT results from our expert panel reveal an upbeat but wary sector.

The Interview – Andy Hill, Hill

Andy Hill, ceo of Hill, has rapidly grown his business from jobbing contractor to the UK’s third largest privately owned housebuilder. Ben Roskrow discovers how he did it and why he loves a good joint venture

Safe as housebuilders

Housebuilder reports on this year’s winners and runners up of NHBC’s Health and Safety awards

Development finance update

Chris Windle assesses the state of the development finance market for housebuilders

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The Oxford-Cambridge Arc challenge

Mark Smulian reports on the debates surrounding a potential development corporation to deliver the homes, offices and infrastructure needed for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

Excellent infrastructure

Phillip Lyons, chief executive, housebuilding, at Countryside, looks at the crucial role that infrastructure - delivered in consultation with the community - should play in delivering first class developments

The Interview - Innes Smith, Springfield Properties

Innes Smith, ceo of Springfield Properties, is very proud of the Scottish housebuilder's product. He talks to Suzie Mayes about life as a listed company, the importance of keeping a customer focus and making homes as green as possible

Star turn

Roger Morton, performance director of Bovis Homes, is winner of the inaugural Housebuilder Star Award, recognising those who have gone over and above what is expected in their role. He talks to Suzie Mayes