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Dip in number of new homes registered across UK - NHBC Dip in number of new homes registered across UK - NHBC

The number of new homes being registered across the UK took a substantial dip in February, according to new figures.

NHBC reports that a total of 9,484 registrations for the month was down by over 1,000 on February 2013 - a fact attributed to the knock on effect of the bad weather experienced at the start of the year.

The overall picutre is looking healthier, however, with a 14% year-on-year increase reported for December to February. In total 29,557 new homes were registered during the quarter, compared to 26,004 for the corresponding period 12 months ago.

NHBC’s Commercial Director Richard Tamayo said: “Although the results for February in isolation are not particularly strong, the rolling quarter shows that the number of new homes being registered continues to increase.

“Our latest statistics show there is still a way to go before the country starts seeing figures on a par with pre-recession registration statistics, but the new measures revealed in last week’s Budget show that the Government remains committed to boosting the house-building sector.”

Region Dec 2013 – Feb 2014 Dec 2012 – Feb 2013
England - Regions      
North East 799 938  
North West 2,282 1,604  
Merseyside 430 457  
Yorkshire & the Humber 1,452 1,548  
West Midlands 2,651 1,932  
East Midlands 2,485 2,357  
Eastern 2,674 2,932  
South West 3,096 2,496  
Greater London 5,754 4,804  
South East 4,446 3,803  
Totals for England 26,069 22,871  
Scotland - Councils 2,368 1,716  
Wales - Unitary Authorities 638 994  
Northern Ireland - Counties 407 399  
Isle of Man 75 24  
Totals for UK 29,557 26,004  

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