September 2019

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September 2019

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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

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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