House building sector records consistent growth, NHBC report reveals
The number of new homes registered in the UK increased by 14% for the rolling quarter December to February compared to the same period last year, figures from a new report released by the NHBC have revealed.
The paper points out that the number of new home registrations was 29,557, a 14% increase on the same period last year (26,004). 21,336 of these (or roughly 13%) were private sector registrations in December 2013 – February 2014, while public sector registrations also rose by 14% (8,221) when compared with the same period a year ago (7,180).
Commenting on the latest statistics, NHBC’s Commercial Director Richard Tamayo said: “Although the results for February in isolation are not particularly strong, the rolling quarter shows that the number of new homes being registered continues to increase.
“Our latest statistics show there is still a way to go before the country starts seeing figures on a par with pre-recession registration statistics, but the new measures revealed in last week’s Budget show that the Government remains committed to boosting the house-building sector.”
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