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Latest NHBC figures report Christmas cheer for housebuilding

The latest registration figures from NHBC show that the number of new homes being registered in the UK continues to show significant improvement on 2012 figures with a 30% increase for the rolling quarter September to November compared to the same period last year.

NHBC registered 34,356 new homes during this period compared to 26,420 last year. In November alone 11,409 homes were registered (8,010 in the private sector; 3,399 in the public sector), resulting in a 20% increase on last November's overall total of 9,533.

As the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, NHBC's monthly registration statistics provide significant insight on the country's new homes market.

Commenting on the latest registration figures, NHBC Commercial Director Richard Tamayo, said: "Our November statistics have continued the strong and consistent volume growth witnessed throughout 2013, compared with registration figures in the years after the financial crash. As the year draws to a close the industry can look back on what has been an overall upbeat year for the sector where we have seen a return of genuine confidence and a welcome contribution from various Government schemes such as Help to Buy to the UK's housing volume growth."

NHBC UK statistics for September - November 2013 show that:

For the rolling quarter September - November 2013 the number of registrations was 34,356, a 30% increase on the same period last year (26,420). Of these:

  • Private sector registrations in September - November 2013 increased by 28% (25,079), compared with the same period in 2012 (19,655).
  • Public sector registrations in September - November 2013 also increased by 37% (9,277) when compared with the same period a year ago (6,765)

 

 

Full regional breakdown of total new homes registered September - November 2013 by region/country:

Region

September - November 2013

September - November 2012

England - Regions

 

 

North East

1,446

1,067

North West

2,935

1,916

Yorkshire & the Humber

1,937

1,496

West Midlands

2,897

2,053

East Midlands

2,831

1,659

Eastern

3,907

3,093

South West

3,604

2,941

Greater London

6,004

4,992

South East

4,759

3,824

Totals for England

30,320

23,041

Scotland - Councils

2,425

1,974

Wales - Unitary Authorities

573

418

Northern Ireland - Counties

8

20

Totals for UK

34,356

26,420

NHBC's primary purpose is to help raise standards to protect homeowners. NHBC is an independent non-profit distributing company, reinvesting all resources in further research and work to improve the construction standard of new UK houses for the benefit of homeowners.

NHBC is the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK. NHBC's ten-year Buildmark warranty covers around 80 percent of new homes built in the UK, having covered nearly eight million homes since it began and currently protecting around 1.6 million homes. Buildmark has evolved over the years, expanding to cover more areas, offering a greater scope of protection for homeowners.

 

For more information, please contact:

James Hall at NHBC, 01908 746 738 or 07435 786851
Nadia Bedra at NHBC, 01908 746 734 or 07501 226656

News Date: 20/12/13