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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MMC moves

With the government continuing to push greater adoption of modern methods of construction and increased investment, is its use about to become more widespread? Suzie Mayes looks at the players, challenges and opportunities

The Interview – Fred Story and Colin Wood, Story Homes

Fred Story founded his business in 1987. He and chief operating officer Colin Wood talk to Suzie Mayes about Story Homes’ unwavering commitment to quality, growth ambitions and the next challenge - sustainable housebuilding

Next steps in innovative construction

NHBC Accepts, the service which fast tracks MMC systems for warranty, launched almost a year ago. Housebuilder talks to Richard Lankshear, NHBC’s innovation manager, about what is next and offsite trends