NHBC data shows continued rise in the housebuilding market

The latest data released by the National House Building Council (NHBC) for the three months to the end of August showed 37,300 housing starts, this is more than 5% in the same period of 2013.

The data also showed that the private sector outperformed the affordable, as the private sector was up 9.9% compared to the affordable which was down 7.8%. 31,100 homes were completed in the three month period, which is equivalent to 7.9% more than the same period in 2013. In terms of plots under construction this number now sits at 152,400, 10.5% more than the same time last year and 2.1% higher compared to last month.

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