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October was strongest month for new housing since 2011, NHBC figures reveal

October was the strongest month for new housing registrations since June 2011, figures released by NHBC have revealed.

The figures show that a total of 13,950 new homes were registered in October (11,151 private sector; 2,799 public sector). The previous highest single month for new home registrations was in June 2011, when 14,565 homes were registered.

October also showed a 10 per cent increase in growth compared to the same month last year when 12,682 new homes were registered (9,666 private sector; 3,016 public sector).

The rolling quarter August to October showed an increase of 14% compared to the same period last year, with a total of 37,140 new homes (29,341 private sector, 7,799 public sector) registered across the country (32,716 for the same period in 2013; 24,350 private sector, 8,366 public sector).

This represents a 20% increase in private sector registrations, while public sector registrations are down by seven per cent. The strong October figures were boosted, in part, by the registration of 539 new units registered during the third phase of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment project.

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

Commenting on the latest new home statistics, NHBC Chief Executive Mike Quinton, said; ¿The October figures show that the UK housebuilding industry is continuing to build on the strong new housing volumes seen in 2013. All the signs are that 2014 will be another encouraging year with growth being registered across all parts of the UK.

"While this is obviously positive news, we know that the industry is working from a historically low base so there is still much work to do to ensure this momentum continues."

NHBC UK statistics for July - September 2014 show that:

For the rolling quarter August - October 2014 the number of registrations was up 14% on the same period last year (32,716). Of these:

  • Private sector registrations in August - October 2014 increased by 20% (29,341), compared with the same period in 2013 (24,350).
  • Public sector registrations in August - October 2014 decreased by 7% (7,799) when compared with the same period a year ago (8,366)

Full regional breakdown of total new homes registered August - October 2014 by region/country:

Region

August - October 2014

August - October 2013

England - Regions

 

 

North East

1,426

1,232

North West

2,886

3,035

Yorkshire & the Humber

2,332

1,666

West Midlands

3,300

3,039

East Midlands

2,510

2,848

Eastern

3,925

3,337

South West

3,628

3,187

Greater London

6,329

5,833

South East

5,295

4,512

Totals for England

31,621

28,689

Scotland - Councils

3,562

2,533

Wales - Unitary Authorities

1,284

988

Northern Ireland - Counties

648

504

Isle of Man

25

2

Totals for UK

37,140

32,716

 

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.

 

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News Date: 28/11/14