Latest numbers from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) construction report indicate that the supply of private housing in Great Britain has increased by 1.8% in the third quarter of 2019.
In September 2019, private housing repair and maintenance work fell by 2.5% and non-housing repair maintenance work fell by 1.8%, resulting in a decline of £114m in private housing repair and maintenance.
The report indicates that October saw the “largest positive contribution coming from private housing new work” as it increased by £156m worth.
Clive Docwara, managing director of leading consulting and design agency McBains, said: “These latest figures reflect the uncertainty the sector is currently experiencing.
“They show an increase in new work over July to September, and in particular higher than expected increases in housing, commercial and industrial new work, but a slowdown in September itself.
He added: “We expect this slowdown to continue over the next few months, especially given last month’s confirmation of a further delay in Brexit.”