September 2016

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The market stays strong

Housebuilder’s annual industry SWOT analysis asks the views of an expert panel on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and threats facing the industry right now.

Sweetener sales

Johnny Morris, research director of Countrywide, looks at the effect of Help to Buy on housebuilders’ use of incentives and suggests that it is time for the industry to look elsewhere for sales boosts

The Housebuilder Interview – Chris Endsor

Chris Endsor, ceo of Miller Homes, talks to Suzie Mayes about an eventful summer, Miller’s growth plans and what gives him the greatest buzz

Sales pitch

Five years ago NHBC launched an industry-wide campaign to help raise standards of pitched roofs. The company’s technical projects manager. Chris Derzypilskyj reports on how the situation has improved

Affordable brownfield

With the deadline for Local Plans looming, Lewis Jones, account director of communications consultancy PPS, examines whether the government’s dual focus on a brownfield-first agenda and affordability is contradictory

United front at UK Construction Week

In its second year, UK Construction Week hits the Birmingham NEC in October. Suzie Mayes reports on what to expect this year, including details of the Build Show which is set to capture the interest of housebuilders once again

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Coming back to old challenges

Coronavirus has disrupted everything that came before. But with some level of normality slowly returning, Suzie Mayes gets back to some ongoing issues

Fantastic 40

NHBC is marking 40 years of its Pride in the Job Awards, honouring the vital work of site managers in ensuring quality homes. Housebuilder looks back at the history of the competition and how NHBC is celebrating the milestone during a challenging year

The Interview - Amanda Williams, Aster Group

Amanda Williams is the upbeat group development director of housing association Aster Group. She speaks to Suzie Mayes about why the pandemic means plenty of opportunities for the company, the crucial role of shared ownership and Aster's resilience

Time for an update

A virtual Home Builders Visitor Card is now available for non-construction employees who visit sites. Housebuilder reports