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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