February 2020

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February 2020

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The Year Ahead

The year 2020 has begun with a sense of clarity. But what are the industry's hopes and predictions for the next 12 months? Suzie Mayes finds out

The Interview - Marcus Hawley, Blackswan Properties

Marcus Hawley established Blackswan Properties in response to the "old boys' club of real estate". He talks to Suzie Mayes about changing the face of rental, restoring old properties and becoming a bigger player in Birmingham

Pride in sites

The UK's' best site managers were recently celebrated at NHBC's Pride in the Job 2019 Supreme Awards in London. Housebuilder reports on the winners and why they have joined the elite

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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