September 2021

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SWOT reveals soaring demand amid other concerns

Housebuilder’s annual SWOT analysis asks the views of an expert panel on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats the industry currently faces. After 2020’s Covid fears, Ben Roskrow finds a return to some level of normality, but with huge demand complicated by material shortages and planning woes. And the pandemic has left its mark

The Interview – Mark Edworthy, Peter Andrew, David Jervis, Burrington Estates

Burrington Estates is a South West-based SME with big growth ambitions. Suzie Mayes talks to three members of the team about expanding, taking on the challenges of being a smaller builder and the plan to become the “Tesla” of housebuilding

Hub of training activity

In May, NHBC launched its first Training Hub in Tamworth. Housebuilder finds out about the successes and lessons learned so far in the mission to raise quality in the industry

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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