UK house-building levels continue to show improvement on recent years, with figures for July 19 per cent higher (13,539) than the same month last year (11,391), according to NHBC’s latest registration statistics.
Taking the rolling quarter into account (May – July 2013) the period reveals a 30 per cent increase compared to the same period last year (2012; 28,951 compared to 2013; 37,738).
Additionally, the private sector reported the highest number of registrations for over five years, with 10,300 new homes registered in July; the highest since February 2008 when 10,465 homes were registered.
NHBC commercial director Richard Tamayo says: “July was a bumper month for new home registrations, particularly for the private sector.
“As we have emphasised over the course of the year, this recovery is from a relatively low base but nevertheless reveals that builders are beginning to meet the growing demand to provide the new homes that the country desperately needs. Looking ahead we hope that the rest of the year continues this long overdue recovery story.”