Home registrations at 5-year high

Robyn Hall

July 26, 2013

The NHBC said that from January to the end of June 2013 it registered 67,422 homes in total.

Within this, private sector registrations climbed 23% to 48,817 against the same period last year. Registrations for public housing rose 56% to 18,605.

Meanwhile registrations for Q2 2013 (April-June) totalled 35,683 – a 38% increase compared to Q2 2012, and a 12% increase on Q1.

Quarterly private sector registrations rose 29% to 25,209 whilst public housing registrations jumped 67% to 10,474. NHBC said that the uplift in registrations was apparent across the country.

Richard Tamayo, commercial director, said: “This seems a broad based recovery, London remains the engine for growth but it is being seen elsewhere.

“There is something very genuine in terms of growth here, albeit from a low base.

“July registrations are showing clear indications that builders are returning to the challenge of ramping up production and increasing volumes from this low base.”

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