Sustained housebuilding growth continues throughout April

Published:  30 May, 2014

While construction activity overall has taken a recent dip, statistics from the National House-Building Council have shown that the number of new homes being registered in the UK is continuing 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). April saw a 4% increase compared to last April’s totals, with it being the highest April total since 2007.

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 needed at this time, as builders strive to meet the growing demand for more new homes.”

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