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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Brexit debacle threatens industry stability

Housebuilder’s annual SWOT analysis asks the views of an expert panel on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats currently facing the industry. Ben Roskrow finds fear of recession looming large.

The Interview -Tim Banks, Octagon Developments

Tim Banks is ceo of Octagon Developments, a luxury housebuilder that is now planning more mid-priced schemes. He talks to Suzie Mayes

An emotional response

Research shows psychology and emotion play a significant role in the home buying process, says Rachel Asquith, business director at Aylesworth Fleming

Sea views

Giles Wilson, NHBC’s standards manager, explores how to treat costal homes