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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Building beautiful

The government has urged housebuilders to build more beautiful homes. But what does this mean? Suzie Mayes consults the industry on good design and the challenges around achieving it

The Interview - Nick Stonley, Millwood Designer Homes

Nick Stonley is the new head of Millwood Designer Homes, taking over from founder John Elliot. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his plans for the business - now owned by Places for People - and managing a company he has admired for years

New approaches for changing times

Perry Miller, partner at Newgate, argues that urban developers must adapt to changing attitudes if they are to win support for new schemes in cities such as London

Store it up

Clive Turner, NHBC Foundation's research manager and Cutland Consulting's Neil Cutland, give an overview of NHBC Foundation's latest guide - watts in store? Introduction to energy storage batteries for homes