JUNE 2020

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In this issue

Constructive measures

Many housebuilders returned to site in May. Suzie Mayes reports on the measures companies have imposed to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and the challenges the industry faces in a Covid-19 world

The Interview - Stephen Wicks, Inland Homes

Speaking to Suzie Mayes shortly after the UK lockdown began, Inland Homes ceo Stephen Wicks was in the grip of the first few weeks of coronavirus fallout. A short time later and he is feeling more positive about his multi-division business. But there is a tough road ahead

NHBC goes digital

In April, NHBC used its technological experience to move to free online training while housebuilders and the supply chain remained away from sites. It has now launched its regular training courses in the virtual world with the message that NHBC is back in business

Housebuilder Product Awards

The winners have been announced of this year's Housebuilder Product Awards. We showcase those that have proved themselves to be best in class for products and systems

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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