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Sustained house-building growth continues throughout April, reports NHBC

New home registration statistics for the UK, released today by NHBC, show that the number of new homes being registered continues to improve on last year's figures.

In total 34,239 houses were registered for the rolling quarter February to April, just over a 3% increase on the same three month period last year (33,111). The month of April saw a 4% increase compared to last April's totals, (11,912 in 2014; 11,484 in 2013), with it being the highest April total since 2007.

As the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, NHBC's registration statistics are a leading indicator of how the country's new homes market is performing.

Commenting on the latest statistics, NHBC's Commercial Director Richard Tamayo said: "Having seen very strong growth in 2013, it is comforting to see 2014 consolidate and even improve on last year's high volumes.

"As production ramps up across the country it is vital that we are able to provide the support and guidance to the industry that is needed at this time as builders strive to meet the growing demand for more new homes that the UK clearly needs."

NHBC UK statistics for February - April 2014 show that:

For the rolling quarter February - April 2014 the number of registrations was 34,239, a 3% increase on the same period last year (33,111). Of these:

  • Private sector registrations in February - April 2014 increased by 2% (25,046), compared with the same period last year (24,542).
  • Public sector registrations in February - April 2014 increased by 7% (9,193) when compared with the same period a year ago (8,569).

Full regional breakdown of total new homes registered February - April 2014 by region/country:

Region

February - April 2014

February - April 2013

England - Regions

 

 

North East

1,433

1,329

North West

2,180

2,118

Merseyside

513

487

Yorkshire & the Humber

1,559

1,702

West Midlands

3,147

2,671

East Midlands

2,492

2,357

Eastern

3,090

3,411

South West

3,095

3,381

Greater London

7,748

7,325

South East

4,809

3,647

Totals for England

30,066

28,784

Scotland - Councils

2,632

2,700

Wales - Unitary Authorities

906

1,008

Northern Ireland - Counties

605

571

Isle of Man

30

48

Totals for UK

34,239

33,111

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: 30/05/14