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In this month's housebuilder magazine:
John Elliott, md of Millwood Designer Homes, is in a "nice place" with his design-led business, as it delivers on its five-year plan. Suzie Mayes talks to the down-to-earth boss about creating villages, what Brexit means to him and getting back on his bike
Stephen Byfield, managing director of communications consultancy the PPS Group, argues that the debate on green belt development is distorted by emotive news reports from country idylls - why not talk to young people who desperately need new homes?
John Stewart argues that it is "highly significant" that the recent Brexit White Paper makes no mention of the manifesto commitment to keep immigration down to "tens of thousands" - and provides an update on Autumn Statement policies
Higgins Homes is on site with Kings Crescent, a large estate regeneration scheme in Hackney, London, which includes private homes, refurbished properties and new council homes for social rent. Suzie Mayes pays a visit to find out more about this council and resident-led development
The latest research from the NHBC Foundation confirms that the UK's housebuilding industry has a largely male, ageing workforce and asks how can it attract more women and young people to the sector. NHBC's head of research and innovation Neil Smith explains all
After some considerable delay communities secretary Sajid Javid unveiled the Housing White Paper last month.
HBF policy director David O'Leary looks at the success - in terms of popularity and politics - of Help to Buy equity loan and the possibilities beyond 2021
Steve Menary examines claims that despite the announcements and the rhetoric, it has been difficult for smaller builders to access funding from either banks or the various state funding initiatives
Johnny Morris, research director at Countrywide, looks at the burgeoning Build to Rent sector as large investors look to get involved. Will they continue to grow their presence, potentially at the expense of smaller landlords?
HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley says that the Housing White Paper is not as lightweight as some think and over time could make a big difference to supply
Richard Jones, partner at Arcadis, looks at the importance of Help to Buy to the private sales market and the continuing shift in emphasis in the strategies of registered providers as they evolve in the new housing environment
Charles Sweeney, chief operating officer at Tamdown, considers customer focus and how vital this is in all areas of our industry
Communities secretary Sajid Javid last month launched the long awaited Housing White Paper which he says includes plans "to fix the broken housing market".
Less than half of a special government fund set up to help SME housebuilders was distributed to applicants in a period of more than two years.
The Infinite House, a set of contemporary housing prototypes designed by Openstudio Architects, has won Taylor Wimpey's Project 2020 Open Design competition, held in partnership with RIBA to design a new house typology for the future.
Bovis is slowing its production rate in 2017 as it admitted to a "difficult" 2016 with operational challenges following a period of considerable growth.
NHBC new homes registrations for 2016 reached 151,687 - a fall of 2% over the previous year.
The Home Builders Federation is offering reduced membership rates to SME housebuilders.
Redrow saw completions surge 13% year on year in the six months to the end of 2016 with the firm delivering 2,459 homes in the half year.
Energy, style, efficiency, service, stock, price - as Steve Menary discovers, installing the right kitchen requires mastering many key factors and knowing what the customer wants
Tim Palmer reports on the bedroom furniture sector and finds that there is a strong trend to bring the luxury, class and comfort of the hotel suite into the new home
Product, Supplier and Finance update
Chris Windle delves into the world of law and insurance and finds issues surrounding ministerial statements on neighbourhood plans, the Housing White Paper and the 2015 Insurance Act
Securing the funding for development is "not an issue," according to Stephen O'Brien, md of Wolsey, specialist lender of finance to housebuilders.
Go Develop's joint venture partners are currently building more than 1,000 units nationwide, according to the development lender.
New research commissioned by Whirlpool, manufacturer of major home appliances, has found that consumers are "actively seeking out ways to improve their quality of life, to concentrate on what really matters to them".
Comprising 18 Premium Oak design models, Premdor's new internal door collection - a combination of traditional, contemporary and shaker styles - will satisfy the aspirations of designers, builders and home owners alike, the company says.
A large zero carbon development is benefitting from the high performance airtight membrane Wraptite-SA from A Proctor Group, says the acoustic and thermal insulation company.
Garador says that its GaraRoll roller door comes in an assortment of nine colours plus two timber effect finishes, the latter being applied using a foil coat.
As many as 40,000 deaths each year are being caused by exposure to air pollution, and rising nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) and particular matter (PM10 and PM2.5) from traffic fumes are the major culprit, according to ventilation manufacturer Nuaire.
In recognition of its increasing size and levels of activity the SIG360 Technical Centre provides its customers, the team is moving to a new office facility in Manchester from February 2017.
For many years, the preferred material for decking suspended timber floors has been chipboard - and that shows no sign of changing, according to Norbord, manufacturer of engineered wood-based panel products.
British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is celebrating winning Energy Efficient Product or Innovation of the Year at the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards 2017.
Alpha Heating Innovation's Intec 30GS boilers have recently been utilised on a Southern Households development of three to four bed houses on the Isle of Wight, providing a cost-effective means of reaching the Domestic Emissions Rate (DER), Alpha says.
Indesit, the domestic appliance manufacturer that "prides itself on developing products that make the busy family’s life easier", has launched a new built-in cooking platform - Aria.
The A Proctor Group says that it is leading the way in the research, design and manufacture of solutions "which are at the forefront of the drive to achieve the optimum balance in the areas of heat, air, and moisture movement."
An AA720 tilturn window from aluminium systems supplier Kawneer has justified the UK manufacturer’s faith in it by passing an extreme weather test, it says.