April 2020

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS - The HBF's message to the industry

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley says that, as the trade body for the home building industry, HBF has a key role to play in keeping members informed of the latest developments on coronavirus

The Interview - Andrew Brooks, Bewley Homes

Andrew Brooks, the lively md of Hampshire-based Bewley Homes, talks to Suzie Mayes about growing the small plc business, what quality means and learning from the "University of the breakfast table"

Keeping well

A year on from the launch of HBF's mental health campaign, Suzie Mayes looks at what housebuilders are doing to protect the mental health and wellbeing of their employees and subcontractors, in the office and on site

On the buses

Surely in these sustainable times, a bus route to serve a new scheme would seem essential. But, as Mark Smulian finds, this is not always a given

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On the road to Future Homes

Now that the government has given its long-awaited response to its Future Homes Standard consultation, Suzie Mayes looks at the key features and gets housebuilder's views on this step towards 2025

A quality scheme for all

Natalie Elphicke, chair of the recently launched New Homes Quality Board, answers key questions about the role of the board, the New Homes Code and the New Homes Ombudsman Service

The Interview - Colin Tutt, Octagon

After 37 years at Octagon Developments and 50 years in the industry, Colin Tutt is retiring from the sector he loves. He looks back on a long and satisfying career and shares some memories with Ben Roskrow

Sharing in the benefits of later living

John Tonkiss, ceo of McCarthy Stone and Jane Ashcroft, ceo of Anchor Hanover, have entered into a development partnership to deliver a range of affordable retirement communities. They talk to Suzie Mayes about their plan and the many benefits of retirement housing