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Terry Upsall, former chief executive of Beazer and CHB and president of the House Builders Federation, died suddenly at the weekend.He was 56, and suffered a stroke while on holiday in Barbados last Friday.Terry Upsall was, with Brian Beazer, the central figure in Beazer's transformation from a small Bath-based builder into a major international contractor.A planner by training, he was recruited by Beazer in 1972 from local government to expand its house building and property activities.In 1972 Beazer built 20 houses, but at its 1988 peak, the group built 6,276, and was Britain's fourth largest house builder.When Beazer hived off its UK business as a separate company, CHB, in 1991 Mr Upsall was appointed chief executive.But just before a stock market flotation which was meant to raise up to £500 million, Hanson made a surprise bid for the whole Beazer group. CONSTRUCTION NEWS