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Sustained house-building growth continues throughout April, reports NHBC

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: May 30, 2014

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New home registration statistics for the UK, released today by NHBC, show that the number of new homes being registered continues to improve on last year’s figures.

In total 34,239 houses were registered for the rolling quarter February to April, just over a 3% increase on the same three month period last year (33,111). The month of April saw a 4% increase compared to last April’s totals, (11,912 in 2014; 11,484 in 2013), with it being the highest April total since 2007.

As the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, NHBC’s registration statistics are a leading indicator of how the country’s new homes market is performing.

Commenting on the latest statistics, NHBC’s Commercial Director Richard Tamayo said: “Having seen very strong growth in 2013, it is comforting to see 2014 consolidate and even improve on last year’s high volumes.

“As production ramps up across the country it is vital that we are able to provide the support and guidance to the industry that is needed at this time as builders strive to meet the growing demand for more new homes that the UK clearly needs.”

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