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NHBC: 68pc increase in homes built

The NHBC said today that between March and May 2010, 32,350 new homes were built, compared to 19,286 in the same period of 2009 - a 68pc increase.

The NHBC said that with 10,780 registrations during May 2010, the increase was 56 per cent, compared to the 6,935 registered in May 2009.

NHBC chief executive Imtiaz Farookhi said: “Despite the impact of the general election and the political uncertainty that surrounded it, NHBC’s figures show that the number of homes being built in the UK is continuing to improve at a steady rate.”

“Sustaining this level of improvement post-budget and into the summer building season however will be the next major challenge to face the industry”

NHBC figures for the three months to the end of May 2010 show that both private and public sector demonstrated significant improvements:

  • Private sector registrations were up 89 per cen, to 20,877 when compared with the same period last year, which saw 11,062 registrations
  • Public sector registrations were 11,475, 40 per cent higher than the same period a year ago, when there were 8,224 registrations.