September 2019

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September 2019

In this issue

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

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Housebuilder Awards 2019

The industry spent a glittering night celebrating the winners of The Housebuilder Awards 2019 last month. Housebuilder reports

The Interview - Richard Pearce & Tom Carr - Verto Homes

Richard Pearce and Tom Carr are co-founders of Verto Homes, a Cornwall-based SME delivering zero carbon smart homes. They talk to Suzie Mayes about the challenges and rewards of building zero carbon housing and their quest to be the UK's largest sustainable housebuilder

New year standards

NHBC's standards and technical manager Paul Cribbens highlights the main changes for housebuilders being introduced in the NHBC Standards 2020

Healthy homes

As the environment climbs back up the national agenda, Sarah White, systems lead - external and separating at British Gypsum, urges developers to prioritise sustainability for a zero carbon future