Number of homes to be built dips in second quarter

July 26, 2018 / Isla MacFarlane
Number of homes to be built dips in second quarter

38,978 new homes were registered during the period April – June, a slight decrease of 3% on the 40,313 registered 12 months ago, according to NHBC’s latest new home registration statistics.

Regions experiencing overall growth compared to the same period a year ago include Northern Ireland (+49%), the Eastern region (+27%) and Yorkshire & Humberside (+19%).

Once more, London saw the sharpest decrease, falling by 17%.

There were 26,808 new homes registered in the private sector (28,964 in Q2 2017) and 12,170 registered in the affordable sector (11,349 in Q2 2017).

NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood said, “We have seen some promising numbers coming through, in particular during May and June.

“The demand for new homes across the UK remains strong, so this is encouraging news for the industry and for consumers who are looking to buy a brand new home.”

NHBC UK statistics for Q1 2018 show that:

  • During April ’18 – June ‘18 the number of NHBC new home registrations was 38,978 compared to 40,313 a year ago;
  • 26,808 were registered in the private sector, compared to 28,964 in the previous year;
  • 12,170 were registered in the affordable sector, compared to 11,349 in the previous year.
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