A total of 41,222 new homes were registered by the National House Building Council (NHBC) in Q2 throughout the UK, according to NHBC’s latest new home registration statistics.

31,753 new homes were registered in the private sector, a 6% increase on the 30,086 a year ago. The public and affordable sector was down 13% with 9,469 new homes registered compared to 10,845 in Q2 2015. The overall number represents a 1% increase on the same period last year when 40,931 new homes were registered, making it the strongest quarter since 2007.

The figures portray a mixed picture across the UK with half of the 12 regions showing an increase in registrations during Q2, including the South East and the North East with the other half reporting a decline in numbers, such as Wales and London compared to the same period last year.

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