October 2020

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The Interview - Tariq Usmani, Henley Homes

Tariq Usmani is ceo of London-based Henley Homes. He talks to Suzie Mayes about the importance of efficiency and cost control but also why people deserve a second chance

Post-Covid design

Could the pandemic signal lasting changes in design? Mark Smulian seeks to find out if recent home owner experiences have impacted the look of new homes

Training the next generation

NHBC has launched its first ever apprenticeship which aims to develop the next generation of talent. Housebuilder reports on the new scheme and how it offers a different type of training

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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