31 Jan

Increase in new home registrations

Increase in new home registrations

There has been a seven per cent rise in the number of new homes being registered in 2015, according to new figures.

Data from the National House Building Council (NHBC) shows the total number of new homes has reached an eight-year high.

During the last 12 months there has been 156,140 registrations compared to 146,359 in 2014

There has been a seven per cent increase in private sector registrations to total 118,611, while there has been a five per cent rise in public sector registrations from 35,685 to 37,529.

NHBC chief executive Mike Quinton said that 2015 has been a good year for increasing housing stock.

He added: "Both the public and private sectors have performed well and we have seen encouraging levels of house building across most regions of the country.

"The detached home continues its resurgence, with our figures showing that house builders are building the highest number of detached properties for over a decade, with semi-detached homes also at their highest level in more than 20 years."

However, Mr Quinton explained the level of new homes remains significantly below those seen prior to the economic downturn.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801811571-ADNFCR

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