New Home Registrations 20% Up for August, reports NHBC

« View all news stories

Share this story:
New Home Registrations 20% Up for August, reports NHBC

Almost 12,500 new homes were registered to be built in the UK in August according to NHBC’s latest registration statistics, an increase of 20% compared to the same month last year.

A total of 12,486 new homes (9,225 private sector; 3,261 public sector) were registered in August, compared to 10,391 (8,385 private sector; 2,006 public sector) 12 months ago.

Overall, there were 36,869 new home registrations in the rolling quarter (June 2016 – August 2016), compared to 40,123 in the same period last year, a decrease of 8%.

However, during these months, which coincided with the industry caution experienced after June’s EU Referendum, several UK regions experienced a notable growth in registrations, compared to 2015, including the North East (+54%), Yorkshire & Humberside (+31%) and the South West (+23%).

As a warranty and insurance provider with approximately 80% market share for new homes in the UK, NHBC's registration statistics are a lead indicator of UK house-building activity.

Commenting on the latest figures, NHBC Chief Executive Mike Quinton said “August’s registration statistics show that the number of new homes being registered is considerably up compared to the same time last year.

“While overall rolling quarter numbers are down 8%, this came during an unprecedented period of uncertainty immediately after the EU Referendum. Despite this over half of the UK regions experienced growth in registrations compared to the same three month period last year.

“As ever, NHBC remains fully committed to support the industry to build new homes to the highest possible standards.”

 Full regional breakdown of total new homes registered for the rolling quarter June 2016 – August 2016:

Country/Region

June ‘16 – August ‘16

June ‘15 – August ‘15

England - Regions

 

 

North East

2,220

1,444

North West

3,995

3,451

Yorkshire & the Humber

2,426

1,854

West Midlands

2,697

3,612

East Midlands

2,938

3,397

Eastern

4,294

 4,648

South West

4,261

3,460

Greater London

4,134

8,267

South East

5,367

4,511

Totals for England

32,332

34,644

Scotland – Councils

2,357

3,464

Wales – Unitary Authorities

1,226

1,202

Northern Ireland – Counties

  954

  813

Totals for UK

 36,869

40,123

 

Registrations refer to the process of a builder registering a new plot/home to be built in the  coming months or weeks, to be covered by NHBC’s 10-year Buildmark warranty. Completions refer to when a new home is completed by the builder.

 

Subscribe

Subscribe today »

Sign up for our newsletter

Enter your email address below to sign up!

Follow Roofing Today on Twitter Follow Roofing Today on Linked In