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New home registrations continue to outperform 2013 levels, reports NHBC

New home registrations across the UK remain ahead of last year's figures, with the latest rolling quarter revealing an 8% increase on the same period in 2013, according to new figures released by NHBC today.

The latest statistics show that 37,222 new homes were registered across the UK for the period September - November, compared to 34,356 for the corresponding three months in 2013.

New home registrations in the private sector remain up on last year for the rolling quarter (29,812 in 2014; 25,079 in 2013) but the public sector is struggling to match the numbers registered 12 months ago (7,410 in 2014; 9,277 in 2013).

The drop in the number of affordable homes being registered also resulted in November falling slightly below overall levels for the same month last year (10,824 in 2014 - 8,764 private; 2,060 public compared to 11,409 in 2013 - 8,010 private; 3,399 public).

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

Commenting on the latest new home statistics, NHBC Chief Executive Mike Quinton, said; "As we approach the end of the year it is clear that overall registration levels for new homes in 2014 will show an increase on last year's extremely strong growth. These registration figures are a good lead indicator of the volume of new homes that will be constructed and available for sale in the months ahead."

NHBC UK statistics for September - November 2014 show that:

For the rolling quarter September - November 2014 the number of registrations was up 8% on the same period last year (34,356). Of these:

  • Private sector registrations in September - November 2014 increased by 19% (29,812), compared with the same period in 2013 (25,079).
  • Public sector registrations in September - November 2014 decreased by 20% (7,410) when compared with the same period a year ago (9,277)

Full regional breakdown of total new homes registered September - November 2014 by region/country:

Region

September - November 2014

September - November 2013

England - Regions

 

 

North East

1,506

1,446

North West

2,696

2,935

Yorkshire & the Humber

2,071

1,937

West Midlands

2,883

2,897

East Midlands

2,544

2,831

Eastern

3,785

3,907

South West

4,091

3,604

Greater London

6,478

6,004

South East

5,364

4,759

Totals for England

31,418

30,320

Scotland - Councils

3,621

2,425

Wales - Unitary Authorities

1,514

1,030

Northern Ireland - Counties

649

573

Isle of Man

20

8

Totals for UK

37,222

34,356

 

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.

 

NHBC Media Contacts

James Hall | 01908 746 738 | 07435 786 851
Nadia Bedra | 01908 746 734 | 07501 226 656

News Date: 19/12/14