Retiring together

Working in a JV on a scheme to bring 137 affordable and private homes to a brownfield site in Sutton Coldfield, McCarthy Stone and Anchor explore their ethos  Sutton Coldfield, eight miles north east of Birmingham City Centre, has – along... View Article

Slip into 2023 in style

LISTEN HERE Jemma Ison of Keystone Group (who also supports technical specification for IG Masonry Support) explains how brick slip products can bring sustainability and style to building projects both large and small Innovative construction techniques are an enabler to... View Article

Back to the 
Futurebuild for net zero

LISTEN HERE Futurebuild (ExCel London March 7 – 9) is doubling down on its sustainability goals with a promise to bring inspiring ideas on how the industry can reach net zero, with “innovative solutions and knowledge sharing” Now in its... View Article

Pump down the volume

LISTEN HERE With heat pumps becoming adopted as the realistic low carbon solution by more housebuilders as the Future Homes Standard looms, lower noise and sleeker aesthetics are coming to the fore as the goals to aim for. James Parker... View Article

Wichelstowe fields forever

LISTEN HERE Labelled “South West England’s boldest new housing development,” Wichelstowe has recently grown to more than 4,000 homes. The council developer and Barratt tell Jack Wooler about this latest modular expansion to what is already a mammoth scheme A new... View Article

Keeping a cool head

With climate change already noticeably taking effect, housebuilders and developers must consider landscape design in this context, and get materials spec right. Jamie Gledhill of Brett Landscaping offers his insights The extreme heatwaves which characterised the summer of 2022 brought... View Article

Homebuyers say ‘come dine with me’ post-Covid

The pandemic meant greater visibility of kitchens due to Zoom calls, and since Covid the outbreak there’s been a return to the age of the dinner party with homeowners looking to spend social time with friends and family.  Dave Mayer... View Article

A hot take on the 
sustainability agenda

Looking at the Government’s consultation on the proposed Future Homes Standard and also the Heat and Buildings Strategy, Dennis Milligan of the British Flue & Chimney Manufacturers Association says that it’s easy – but incorrect – to assume that there... View Article

£89m investment announced by Kebbell

Kebbell has revealed the details of three new developments in Berkshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire, totalling an estimated investment value of £89 million, spanning first-time buyer one-bedroom homes in Iver to a flagship development in Ascot.   £35 million Cholbury Place... View Article

Returning to nearly normal

Ross Baxter of Saint-Gobain Off-Site Solutions gives some good news on the supply of standard timber products, in the light of Housebuilder & Developer research on demand in the sector. Pasquill, part of the Saint-Gobain Off-Site Solutions’ division and the... View Article

the housing 

Patrick Mooney argues that post-appointment of a new PM, the case for building more social and affordable homes for rent has never been stronger. A review of official reports and statistics published over the summer has revealed the huge scale of... View Article

Back to business

Brian Berry of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), considers what the new Government must focus on, for construction to prosper as the dust settles. Certainty has finally been restored after a summer with a caretaker government. The lack of... View Article

Biodiversity’s triple threat

Paul Hodgkinson of Wienerberger considers the impact of the ‘Biodiversity Trilemma’ of evolving legislation, declining species abundance and greater consumer understanding of environmental matters, and what it means for housebuilders. The challenges faced by housebuilders of meeting Biodiversity Net Gain... View Article

Out of office

Caledonia Housing Association explains how it’s redeveloping a vacant brownfield site in the north of Glasgow, and transforming a disused office into affordable apartments Eight new affordable homes are under construction at 68-78 Townhead in Cowgate, Kirkintilloch, with developer Caledonia... View Article

Why Keyfix is a best practice champion

John Duffin, Managing Director, Keyfix The government recently declared an exemption within the building regulations in relation to the use of non combustible Cavity Trays in most high rise residential buildings. This was initially intended to allow the industry to... View Article

Chelsea Hotel vibes

Shreen Gupta of GRID Properties talks to Housebuilder & Developer’s Jack Wooler about their luxury development with Marriott International in Chelsea which serves up a meticulously detailed, high-spec offer. In August 2022, developer GRID Properties (part of global financial services... View Article

Increasing biodiversity with SuDS

Adam Cane of ACO Water Management explores how housebuilders and developers can build better places to live through including biodiversity and SuDS. It may come as little surprise, but the current prognosis for biodiversity in the UK is stark. Almost... View Article

A viable sustainable alternative

LISTEN HERE 🔊 There are multiple considerations when comparing polymer and aluminium windows, especially when it comes to sustainability, performance, and design flexibility. Here, Steve Tonkiss of REHAU addresses the debate head-on. As we approach government decarbonisation targets for 2030... View Article

A panel discussion

LISTEN HERE 🔊 With the market for wall panels growing, Lidia Cetrangolo of Multipanel explains why wall panels can be the sustainable option for bathrooms. Wall panels have been around for decades, traditionally used as an alternative to tiles in... View Article