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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