UK housebuilding continues to improve

Published:  30 August, 2013

The National House-Building Council's (NHBC) latest registration statistics show that housebuilding levels in the UK continue to show improvement on recent years, with figures for July 19% higher (13,539) than the same month last year (11,391). 

The National House-Building Council's (NHBC) latest registration statistics show that housebuilding levels in the UK continue to show improvement on recent years, with figures for July 19% higher (13,539) than the same month last year (11,391).  

Taking the rolling quarter from May to July 2013 into account, the period reveals a 30% increase compared to the same period last year (28,951 in 2012 compared to 37,738 in 2013).

Additionally, the private sector reported the highest number of registrations for over five years, with 10,300 new homes registered in July. This is the highest level seen since February 2008, when 10,465 homes were registered.

NHBC commercial director Richard Tamayo said: "July was a bumper month for new home registrations, particularly for the private sector. As we have emphasised over the course of the year, this recovery is from a relatively low base but nevertheless reveals that builders are beginning to meet the growing demand to provide the new homes that the country desperately needs. Looking ahead, we hope that the rest of the year continues this long overdue recovery story."

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