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New Year housebuilding figures continue to rise reports NHBC

The number of new homes registered in the UK in January show a 14% increase compared to the same time in 2013, new figures from NHBC reveal.

The year's first statistics continue the upward trend seen throughout 2013, which resulted in the highest number of new home registrations since the economic downturn in 2007.

In total 11,489 new homes were registered (8,312 private sector; 3,177 public sector) in January, an increase on the 10,112 last January.

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

Commenting on the latest statistics NHBC's Commercial Director Richard Tamayo said: "Our figures show that the industry enjoyed a strong start to 2014 by maintaining the momentum from the previous year. Both private and public sectors reported growth on the same month in 2013 and we look forward to hopefully seeing this trend continue throughout the year to help meet the demand for new homes."

NHBC UK statistics for November 2013 - January 2014 show that:

For the rolling quarter November 2013 - January 2014 the number of registrations was 31,482, a 26% increase on the same period last year (24,999). Of these:

  • Private sector registrations in November 2013 - January 2014 increased by 23% (22,244), compared with the same period in 2012 (18,061).
  • Public sector registrations in November 2013 - January 2014 increased by 33% (9,238) when compared with the same period a year ago (6,938).

 

 

Full regional breakdown of total new homes registered November 2013 - January 2014 by region/country:

Region

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014

Nov 2012 - Jan 2013

England - Regions

 

 

North East

940

1,082

North West

2,409

1,534

Merseyside

441

465

Yorkshire & the Humber

1,760

1,468

West Midlands

2,317

1,548

East Midlands

2,698

2,015

Eastern

3,609

3,204

South West

3,275

2,398

Greater London

5,792

4,686

South East

4,861

3,644

Totals for England

28,102

22,044

Scotland - Councils

2,193

1,734

Wales - Unitary Authorities

650

780

Northern Ireland - Counties

482

430

Isle of Man

55

11

Totals for UK

31,482

24,999

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: 28/02/14