September 2020

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September 2020 - Front cover

In this issue

Covid - A Threat and an Opportunity

The annual SWOT analysis asks the views of an expert panel on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats currently facing the industry. Ben Roskrow finds a sector that sees the Threats of the pandemic while exploring the Opportunities and believing in the markets Strength

Big announcements for a busy Autumn

During the Summer the government made two long awaited announcements, extending Help to Buy and unveiling its planning white paper. Suzie Mayes gets housebuilders' views

Building confidence in MMC

NHBC has launched NHBC Accepts - its new service for fast tracking MMC systems for warranty. Housebuilder talks to innovation manager Richard Lankshear about how the system works, what makes the grade and whether the pandemic could drive MMC use

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The Interview - Scott Black, Places for People

Scott Black joined Places for People as group executive director – development in spring 2020. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his work over the past year-and-a-half to help position the business for growth and its blueprint for thriving, new communities

Industry innovation for net zero

Following COP26 in November, Chris Windle looks at how the industry is innovating to make a difference on streets and in developments

Housebuilder Awards 2021

The industry reunited to celebrate the return of the live Housebuilder Awards last month, honouring the best of the best. Housebuilder reports

New year, new Standards

NHBC’s Standards 2022 come into effect in January. Housebuilder outlines the key updates and what additions are likely for the future in response to the environmental agenda and other issues