Annual New Home Figures Up on Decade, Down on Year

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Annual New Home Figures Up on Decade, Down on Year

More than 150,000 new homes were registered in the UK by NHBC in 2016, the second highest in almost a decade.

151,687 new homes were registered by NHBC in 2016, a slight decrease of 2% compared to 2015 when 155,504 new homes were registered. The 2016 figures represent a 70% increase in registrations compared to levels seen at the time of the housing crash in 2008/09.

115,689 new homes were registered in the private sector, compared to 117,506 in 2015 with 35,998 registered in the affordable sector, compared to 37,998 the previous year.

Regional Increases

NHBC’s latest data also revealed that seven out of 12 regions experienced an increase in registrations, most notably Yorkshire & Humberside (+27%), South East (+14%) and North West (+12%), compared to 2015 figures.

Additionally, the overall UK total excluding London registrations shows a 4% increase on the corresponding figures from 2015, with 134,365 registrations in 2016 compared to 129,744 the previous year, for the UK without the capital.

The number of new homes completed during 2016 (141,175) was also marginally up 1% on 2015’s total (140,407).

In terms of house types, 2016 saw the highest number of detached homes registered in the UK since 2004, with a total of 46,118 being registered and the highest number of semi-detached since records began 30 years ago (38,999).

NHBC provides around 80% of warranties and insurance for new homes in the UK

Commenting on the annual statistics, NHBC Business Development Director Mark Jones said: “Taking into account the extraordinary events of 2016, the UK house-building sector has remained resilient, despite initial caution around Brexit. We have also seen some strong regional growth outside of London.

“Both industry and consumer confidence remains high and early signs indicate that the new year has begun positively.”

Full regional breakdown of total new homes registered 2016 by region/country:

Country/Region

2016

2015

England - Regions

 

 

North East

6,173

5,816

North West

15,186

13,551

Yorkshire & the Humber

9,669

7,630

West Midlands

13,202

13,500

East Midlands

12,209

13,220

Eastern

15,915

16,832

South West

16,370

15,720

Greater London

17,322

25,760

South East

26,147

22,902

Totals for England

132,193

134,931

Scotland - Councils

11,531

12,716

Wales - Unitary Authorities

4,683

4,632

Northern Ireland - Counties

3,280

3,225

 

 

 

Totals for UK

151,687

155,504

 

 

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