March 2020

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Revitalising the high street with resi

With high street shops suffering the popularity of online sales and out-of-town shopping centres, Mark Smulian explores the potential for housing to revive the high street

The Interview, Stuart Gibbons - Lovell London and Southern

Stuart Gibbons has returned to Lovell Partnerships after a brief stint at the firm two decades ago. He talks to Suzie Mayes about his long tenure at Galliford Try, why partnerships businesses work and his plans for the London and Southern regions

The art of good thermal images

NHBC Foundation's latest guide explores the importance of good thermal imaging in capturing thermal performance at various stages of the build process during and after construction. Research manager Donna Robinson reports

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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