Part 1: The Supply Side of the Housebuilding Industry.
2. Methodology, Sources and Definitions.
3. The Pre-War Housebuilder.
4. War and Building Controls.
5 The Post-War Housing Boom 1955-1973.
6. Recession and Recovery, 1973-1988.
7. Recession and Recovery Again, 1829-2000.
8. Market Share through the Century. A Summary.
Part II: The Private Housebuilder: a Rationale of Growth and Decline.
9. The Importance of the Entrepreneurial Function within the Speculative Housing Industry.
10. Who Were The Builders?.
11. The Rationale for Growth: The Economies That Accrue To Size.
12. The Decline of the Private Housebuilder: A Chronology.
13. Decline: An Overview.
14. An Alternative Explanation of Growth
'Comprehensive in its scope and rigourous in its approach - an essential work or reference for any serious student of construction and housebuilding' - Building Research and Information
- Analyses the relationship between housebuildng firms’ behaviour and the housing market cycle
- Provides the historical perspective currently absent from the literature
- High-profile author in housing writing in an accessible style