New home registrations up 17 per cent

More than 14,000 new homes were registered to be built in the UK in April according to NHBC’s latest registration figures – an increase of 17 per cent compared to the same period last year.

Nearly 2,200 more homes were registered in the month compared to April 2015, and 373 more homes were completed.

Commenting, NHBC Chief Executive Mike Quinton said that the figures represented good news for the industry:

“They show that the industry enjoyed a successful month, with registration numbers well ahead of this time last year.”

There was also a slight decrease on last year’s figures as 40,399 new homes were registrations in the rolling quarter (February 2016 – April 2016) compared to last year’s 40,877.

Notable growth was recorded in the North East (+47 per cent), South East (+23 per cent) and Yorkshire & Humberside (+18 per cent).