14,228 new homes registered in April, reports NHBC

Published:  26 May, 2016

More than 14,000 new homes were registered to be built in the UK in April according to NHBC’s latest registration statistics – an increase of 17% compared to a year ago.

A total of 14,228 new homes (11,258 private sector; 2,970 public sector) were registered in April, compared to 12,201 (8,988 private sector; 3,213 public sector) 12 months ago. There were 40,399 new home registrations in the rolling quarter (February 2016 – April 2016), a slight decrease of 1% on last year’s figures (40,877).

During these three months several regions experienced a notable growth in registrations, compared to 2015, including the North East, South East and Yorkshire & Humberside.

NHBC chief executive Mike Quinton said: “April’s new home figures show that the industry enjoyed a successful month, with registration numbers well ahead of this time last year. For the rolling quarter, new home registration volumes are virtually identical, demonstrating further consolidation on last year’s levels.”

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