September 2023

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September 2023

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Swot 2023

Ben Roskrow looks at the results of the Housebuilder SWOT survey and notes the cry for help coming from the industry’s SMEs in these tough times

The Interview – Andy Hill, Hill Group

Andy Hill, who was awarded an OBE for services to affordable housing this year, talks to Suzie Mayes about motivation, modern methods of construction and determination in the face of challenges

Leveraging the levy

NHBC looks at how collaboration through the Apprenticeship Levy can help apprentices start their careers while helping ease the skills shortage

HBF Viewpoint

Emma Ramell, HBF head of policy and external affairs, looks at new research which suggests there is a quiet majority that supports new housing. This could be a key issue at next year’s general election

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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