New home figures continue to rise
A total of 137,500 new homes were registered across the UK for the rolling 12 months (Sept 2013 - August 2014).
The latest figures for the rolling quarter (June to August) reveal that 35,621 new homes were registered (26,876 private sector; 8,745 public sector) compared to 33,593 (24,692 private sector; 8,901 public sector) in the corresponding period in 2013 - an increase of 6 per cent.
Overall registration figures for August compared to the same month last year show an increase of 10 per cent (10,742 in 2014; 9,769 in 2013). A total of 8,293 (7,281 in 2013) new homes were registered in the private sector and 2,449 (2,488 in 2013) in the public sector during the month.
With the private sector proving once again to be the main engine of growth, NHBC anticipates that volumes in the public sector will begin to improve once funding is agreed and allocated as part of the second phase of the National Affordable Housing Programme (NAHP).
NHBC UK statistics for June - August 2014 show that:
For the rolling quarter June - August 2014 the total number of registrations was 35,621, a 6 per cent increase on the same period last year (33,593). Of these:
Full regional breakdown of total new homes registered June - August 2014 by region/country: