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Home building levels increase UK-wide

"Our figures show a steady improvement in the number of homes being built in the UK, indicating that the industry has consolidated and built on the improved conditions seen over the past months," said Imtiaz Farookhi, chief executive of NHBC.

"The challenge will be to sustain this growth against the backdrop of an uncertain environment, as the new coalition settles in and sets out its strategy for meeting the country’s housing needs."

NHBC statistics for the three months to the end of April 2010 show that both private and public sector demonstrated significant improvements:

– Private sector registrations were up 113 per cent (at 20,538) when compared with the same period last year (9,627)
– Public sector registrations were 10,500 – 28 per cent higher than the same period a year ago (8,232).

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