New homes: Registrations top 150,000 in 2016

20th February 2017  |  12:00am

New homes: Registrations top 150,000 in 2016

151,687 new homes were registered by NHBC in 2016, a slight decrease of 2% compared to 2015 when 155,504 new homes were registered. The 2016 figures represent a 70% increase in registrations compared to levels seen at the time of the housing crash in 2008/09.

NHBC's latest data also revealed that seven out of 12 regions experienced an increase in registrations, most notably Yorkshire & Humberside (+27%), South East (+14%) and North West (+12%), compared to 2015 figures.

The number of new homes completed during 2016 (141,175) was also marginally up 1% on 2015's total (140,407).

In terms of house types, 2016 saw the highest number of detached homes registered in the UK since 2004, with a total of 46,118 being registered and the highest number of semi-detached since records began 30 years ago (38,999).

Mark Jones, NHBC Business Development Director, said: "Taking into account the extraordinary events of 2016, the UK house-building sector has remained resilient, despite initial caution around Brexit. We have also seen some strong regional growth outside of London. Both industry and consumer confidence remains high and early signs indicate that the new year has begun positively."