Data released by the NHBC last week showed that in the three months to the end of May, there were 35,150 housing starts, which is 10% up on the same period in 2013 and is the highest level of housebuilding recorded since May 2008.
The data also revealed that the affordable sector performed relatively stronger than the private sector, with affordable housing up by 10.7% compared with 9.7% in private. 30,650 homes were completed in the three month period, which is 12.5% more than the same period the previous year. Plots under construction now sit at 143,600, which is also higher than in 2013.
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