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Latest Issue : Feb 2021

The February issue of Housebuilder & Developer includes our regular ‘product round-ups’ which, as always, showcase the latest exciting and innovative products available.

Features in this issue include:

  • Material change needed in 2021
    The FMB’s Brian Berry takes a look at the changes that must be seen in Government policy to allow SME builders to thrive in these uncertain times. Other thought leadership comes from the NHBC’s Richard Smith, and Dice’s Wayne Oakes, on whether the industry is finally warming to MMC. See page 10…
  • Heating & Renewable Energy: How will the future Homes Standard will change heating for ever
    Homes constructed from this year onwards will be expected to produce 31 per cent lower carbon emissions in preparation for the 2025 Future Homes Standard. The Government’s announcement following its consultation will see the end of gas boilers in new homes. See page 40…
  • Micro developers, macro barriers
    A collaborative JV between a micro-developer and a local housing association is building four homes on a semi-rural Bristol site. CHI’s Alli Gay tells Jack Wooler how the developer navigated the many challenges SMEs face to achieve this. See page 16…
  • Building Fabric: Avoiding pitfalls from roofs
    Marley’s Stuart Nicholson pinpoints the most common roof specification pitfalls and advises housebuilders on how to avoid them for a best practice approach. See page 25…
  • Finance, Insurance & Software: Estimating a full recovery
    Marcus Jefford of Build Aviator explains how some of the supply challenges faced by housebuilders and developers as a result of Covid can be relieved with the help of intelligent estimating software. See page 29…
  • Groundworks: A flood of enquiries
    With many homes still being built on flood plains, and flooding an increasing risk, there are a host of issues for housebuilders to address in terms of drainage. Chris Green of ACO Water Management explains further. See page 33…
  • Landscaping & External Works: Post-pandemic paving
    Outdoor space has taken on a fundamental new importance with Covid-19. Chris Hodson of Interpave explains why a fresh approach is needed when designing and selecting paving for housing, to meet a wide range of new requirements. See page 47…

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