Our policy work

The Technical Department at HBF makes representations, responds to consultations and keeps members informed of news or changes to Building Regulations, highways, sewers, utilities, waste management and health and safety.

HBF seeks to influence all emerging national planning policy. It represents member company views on both formal consultations and at the many government and third party steering groups and working parties to which HBF contributes.

HBF’s national survey of house builders was launched in 2005 in response to recommendations in the Barker Review of Housing of 2004. It is a self-completion census done by the purchasers of new build homes. Survey results are published annually in March each year.

The Consumer Code for Homebuilders is an industry led code of conduct for builders, which was developed to make the home buying process fairer and more transparent for purchasers.

The Home Building Skills Partnership (HBSP) aims to develop, grow and sustain a programme to provide the workforce the industry requires to deliver the further increases in housing supply the country desperately needs.