New home registrations surge 35% in November

December 21, 2016 / Isla MacFarlane
New home registrations surge 35% in November

More than 15,000 new homes were registered to be built in the UK in November, according to NHBC’s latest registration statistics.

A total of 15,237 new homes, including 3,302 from the affordable sector, were registered in November, an increase of 35% on the 11,300 registered 12 months ago.

“We saw strong numbers across the majority of the country throughout the month as we approach the end of the year,” said NHBC Chief Executive Mike Quinton.

Overall, there were 40,335 new home registrations in the rolling quarter (September 2016 – November 2016), compared to 38,134 in the same period last year, an increase of 6%.

Private sector registrations increased by 3% over this period (30,587 in 2016; 29,586 in 2015), with the affordable sector increasing by 14% (9,748 in 2016; 8,548 in 2015).

Over the rolling quarter many UK regions experienced notable growth, including Yorkshire & Humberside (58%), West Midlands (36%) and North West (20%), when compared to the same time last year.

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