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 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