September 2022

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SWOT shows resilience in a sea of challenges

This year’s SWOT analysis – featuring the views of an expert panel – reveals that the industry is faced with a wide range of Threats. But, as Ben Roskrow reports, resilience and adaptability are to the fore to face down these challenges

Grid space at a premium

Following the news that a lack of additional electrical capacity has effectively paused housebuilding in west London, Suzie Mayes asks the industry what it is experiencing as the country transitions to electric

Quality training

NHBC can now offer housebuilders a range of training. Head of commercial services Darryl Stewart talks to Suzie Mayes about how the business can help the industry

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Finally BNG

After two delays, mandatory BNG comes into effect for most new sites on February 12. Suzie Mayes reports on what the 10% uplift involves and the challenges and opportunities for housebuilders

The Future is now

The delayed Future Homes Standard consultation launched in December. Suzie Mayes considers its main aspects and gathers the industry’s views, also on the issues around delivering zero carbon ready homes

The Interview – Ben Leather, Spitfire Homes

Since becoming md of Spitfire Homes in 2019, Ben Leather has directed the once purely bespoke firm’s expansion into the wider market. He talks to Suzie Mayes about a more standardised approach, keeping the SME’s identity and the troubled planning system

Celebrating the best in site management

NHBC recently honoured the Supreme Award winners and runners up of its prestigious Pride in the Job competition. Housebuilder reveals those site managers who triumphed and underlines the importance of the contest in creating quality homes