Home Building Skills Partnership

Home Building Skills Pledge

Our Home Building Skills Pledge – formally launched at the HBF’s HMI Conference on 5th October 2017 - builds on the momentum of our Home Building Skills Partnership and commits companies to working together and with subcontractors to recruit and train more people to the highest industry-agreed standards.

The skills gap, whilst acknowledged by the sector, requires a collective and committed response if we are to tackle it sustainably in the long term. By working together, we will send a powerful message, not only to the wider home building sector, but to government, education and careers providers, and of course, future recruits that the industry is serious about tackling the skills shortage.

Our collective action will demonstrate that home building is a great career choice for people from all walks of life and backgrounds, with unparalleled opportunities, prospects and training.

All of HBF’s larger members have signed up alongside an increasing number of medium and small members – meaning companies responsible for well over half the homes built in England are already committed to the five key actions set out in our Home Building Skills Pledge below.

For further information about the Home Building Skills Partnership’s achievements to date and how the Skills Pledge will underpin what we seek to do moving forward, download this flier

If you’d like to find out more, or wish to sign up to our Home Building Skills Pledge, please email skillspartnership@hbf.co.uk.

Home Building Skills Pledge

We are acutely aware of the skills shortage our industry is facing. We recognise the importance of future proofing workforce skills – via new entry routes as well as developing our existing talent - so that we can build quality homes where and when we need them.
We have a key role to play in this, and as such, pledge to collaborate with others in tackling the industry skills gap by supporting the Home Building Skills Partnership and working to its shared goals. 
We will:

1.         Collaborate and share
We will work with the industry to share best practice across attraction, recruitment and skills development;

2.         Train to a standard 
We are committed to ensuring that all of our workforce are trained and qualified to a recognised industry standard that equips them with the skills and experiences needed for their roles, meets our business needs and fosters a more positive working environment;

3.         Engage and support

We will lead by example by committing to train all our recruits to the industry standards being developed for their roles, and actively support our sub-contractors to do the same on an ongoing basis;

4.         Champion diversity and inclusion

We are committed to recruiting a more diverse workforce to assist in improving the skills gap facing our industry, ensure breadth of thinking and that the sector is recognised for being inclusive and progressive;   

5.         Promote careers
We are committed to promoting home building as a primary career choice with well understood career paths, exceptional training, qualifications and prospects, through the way we attract and actively develop our workforce. 



Companies that have signed the Home Building Skills Pledge so far:

Annington Homes Ltd

City and Country Residential Ltd

Inland Plc

Mears Group Plc

Spitfire Bespoke Homes Ltd

Aquinna Homes Ltd

Clarkson Evans

J A B Short Ltd

Miller Homes

St Modwen Homes

Archway Homes

Countryside Properties Plc

Kebbell Development Ltd

Morganstone Ltd

Story Homes

Avant Homes Ltd 

Crest Nicholson Plc

Keepmoat Homes

Morris Homes Ltd

Strata Homes Ltd

Barratt Developments Plc

Croudace Homes Ltd

Keyworker Homes Macclesfield Ltd

Nicholas King Homes Plc

Taylor Wimpey plc

Bellway Plc

Davidsons Developments Ltd

Kier Living Ltd

Octagon Developments Ltd

Telford Homes Plc

Bewley Homes Plc

Devan Homes Ltd

Lagan Group

Persimmon Homes 

Tern Developments Ltd

Blackthorn Homes Ltd

Fairgrove Homes Ltd

Larkfleet Ltd

Phoenix Retirement Homes Ltd

Thakeham Homes Ltd

Bloor Homes Ltd

Fairview New Homes Ltd

Lendlease Europe Ltd

Places for People 

William Davis Limited  

Bovis Homes Group Plc

Galliard Homes Ltd

Lindum Group Ltd

Prospect (GB) Ltd

William Lacey Group

Burrington Estates (New Homes)

Galliford Try plc

Lioncourt Homes Ltd

Redrow Plc


CALA Group Ltd

Gleeson Homes

Llanmoor Development Co Ltd

Riverdale Developments Ltd


Cavanna Group Limited

Hadley Property Group

Lovell Partnerships Ltd

Roffey Homes Ltd


Chichester Homes Developments Ltd

Halsbury Homes Ltd

Macbryde Homes Ltd

Russell Armer Ltd


Churchill Retirement Living Ltd


McCarthy & Stone

Shropshire Homes Ltd