The number of new homes registered to be built per year in the UK has risen by more than 80% over the last decade, according to the National House-Building Council’s (NHBC) annual new homes statistics.
Over the 10-year period (2010 – 2019), a total of 1.4 million new homes were registered to be built across the UK, and the NHBS said these figures represent the first complete decade since the financial crash in 2007/08.
In 2019, 161,022 homes were registered with NHBC, an 81% increase on the 88,849 homes registered a decade ago (2009), making 2019 the “strongest year” for NHBC new home registrations since 2007.
Over the same period, the west midlands (169%) and north west (148%) also saw the highest percentage increase in new homes registered.
Additionally, NHBC said the Build to Rent sector had “another positive year” with registrations up 57% in 2019 compared with 2018. New home completions in 2019 were also marginally up on the previous year from 149,702 to 150,436.
NHBC chief executive, Steve Wood, said: “It is great to see the resilience of house builders over the 2019 year. This momentum needs to be maintained as we enter a new decade, with the industry ever-more focused on quality and fire safety.
“At NHBC we remain committed to our purpose of giving homeowners confidence in the quality of the nation’s new homes and working with house builders as the industry faces into the skills, supply chain and environmental challenges in front of us.”