The latest news, features, comment and analysis of the UK housebuilding market covering policy, regulation, planning, technology, new developments and products

James Duncan

Tightened loan criteria - an opportunity for housebuilders

Jan. 13, 2021 Comment

James Duncan of Winckworth Sherwood says recent changes to loan criteria and cost from the public works loans board will see an increase in public/private pa...

Augusta Lynch-Genister

What is the precedent for an ombudsman’s powers?

Dec. 18, 2020 Comment

Augusta Lynch-Glenister, head of marketing at After Build, looks at what the industry might expect from the New Homes Ombudsman

Steve Hemmings, Etex

Deconstruction, not demolition

Dec. 17, 2020 Comment

Housebuilders need to look beyond new homes’ performance and look at material recovery at the end of their lifetimes, says Etex's Steve Hemmings

Paul Smith

New housing targets just in time for Christmas

Dec. 17, 2020 Comment

Paul Smith of The Strategic Land Group fears the new standard method for calculating housing targets will not deliver the homes we need

Nigel Howell

How to make resident management work

Dec. 4, 2020 Comment

Nigel Howell of FirstPort says that, as residents are given a greater say and responsibility for their homes, housebuilders need to understand how reform wi...

Ben Roskrow

A paradox for 2020 and beyond

Dec. 4, 2020 Comment

Ben Roskrow looks at the maxim for life that has helped many get through the difficult days of 2020

David O'Leary

Changing the public perception of Help to Buy

Dec. 4, 2020 Comment

HBF policy director David O’Leary looks back on a remarkable year and looks ahead to 2021 and the new Help to Buy

Richard Jones

More certainty on Covid and Brexit

Dec. 4, 2020 Comment

Arcadis partner Richard Jones looks at what action might be taken on both the demand and supply side to maintain momentum in the market

Andrew Howard

Communications takeaways for 2021

Dec. 4, 2020 Comment

BECG managing director Andrew Howard reflects on communication strategies for 2021

Russell J Owens

The kitchen is the heart of the home

Dec. 4, 2020 Comment

Russell J Owens of Whirlpool says a recent survey reveals an increase in popularity for cooking and the resurrection of family mealtimes