NHBC reports 2015 new homes registration continues to outperform 2014 levels

The number of new homes registered to be built across the UK has continued to outperform 2014 levels, according to the latest NHBC figures for July.

Following its “strong” figures for the second quarter of 2015, organisation’s latest statistics show an increase of 14% for the rolling quarter May to July, compared to the same period last year, with 43,684 new homes registered in the UK (32,521 private sector; 11,163 public sector).

Last year, 38,365 new homes were registered in the same three month period (28,804 private sector; 9,561 public sector).

The public sector increased by 17% during this time, when compared to the same period last year. NHBC said this provided further evidence of “noticeable growth” as a result of the changes to, and the extension of, the Affordable Homes Programme.

In July, registrations increased by 12%, with 14,876 new homes registered (11,270 private; 3,606 public) compared to 13,320 in the same month last year (10,389 private; 2,931 public).

“Following the strong growth we reported in our quarterly statistics, it is pleasing to see this progress continue into the second half of 2015. However, as we have continually stressed since housing output began to increase two years ago, the UK is still building way below the volumes of homes that we desperately need,” said Mike Quinton, the NHBC’s chief executive.

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