In a trading statement the group added that total turnover hit £2.4 billion in the first six months of the year - compared with £1.78 billion a year earlier -
after it completed the £642 million acquisition of rival Westbury in January.
Average selling prices were also up in line with expectations -
from £183,581 to £188,000 - while Persimmon forecast a modest pick up
in build costs.
The company added that margins had been affected by the Westbury
acquisition, but it pointed out that it expected an improvement over