November 2019

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Housebuilder Awards 2019

The industry spent a glittering night celebrating the winners of The Housebuilder Awards 2019 last month. Housebuilder reports

The Interview - Richard Pearce & Tom Carr - Verto Homes

Richard Pearce and Tom Carr are co-founders of Verto Homes, a Cornwall-based SME delivering zero carbon smart homes. They talk to Suzie Mayes about the challenges and rewards of building zero carbon housing and their quest to be the UK's largest sustainable housebuilder

New year standards

NHBC's standards and technical manager Paul Cribbens highlights the main changes for housebuilders being introduced in the NHBC Standards 2020

Healthy homes

As the environment climbs back up the national agenda, Sarah White, systems lead - external and separating at British Gypsum, urges developers to prioritise sustainability for a zero carbon future

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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