The NHBC has reported that more than 41,000 new homes were registered in the UK during the last three months – an increase of 12% on the same period last year.
In total, 41,268 new homes (30,462 private sector; 10,806 public sector) were registered, compared to 36,986 (27,388 private sector; 9,598 public sector) registered during Q2 last year.
NHBC is the UK’s leading standard-setting body and provider of warranty and insurance for new homes. Its role is to work with the house-building industry to raise the standards of new homes and to provide consumer protection for homebuyers. NHBC’s quarterly registration statistics help to provide new and accurate data on the country’s new homes market.
Commenting on the latest registration statistics, NHBC Chief Executive Mike Quinton said:
“Our figures show that 2015 is shaping up to be an encouraging year for new housing growth with new housing registrations up 12 per cent on the second quarter of last year.
“However, we have made clear that while all signs of growth are to be welcomed, the UK is still building way below the volumes of homes that we need. There is a long way to go before our housing crisis is over.”
More information from the NHBC can be accessed here.