Housebuilding market still on the rise

Data released by the National House Building Council (NHBC) last month showed 37,400 housing starts in the three months to the end of July 2014, which is 5.2% more than the same month in 2013.

The data also showed that the private sector performed stronger than the affordable, with private sector 7% up compared to just 0.9% up in the affordable. Furthermore, 33,500 were completed in the three month period, which is 9.8% higher than the same period the previous year.

In terms of plots under construction, this figure sits at 147,950 which is more than 10% higher compared to the same time in 2013 and 3.8% higher compared to May.

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