Although planning consents were down dramatically in May, housebuilders were maintaining their build rates and the number of completions in May was over the 12,000 mark. Housing association completions, however, remained at very low levels.
NHBC is the standard setting body and leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK. Established 65 years ago, its primary purpose is to help raise the standard of new homes and to provide consumer protection for new homebuyers.

NHBC statistics are derived from NHBC registered builders, who build approximately 85% of new homes throughout the UK. NHBC provides detailed, up to date bulletins on new home construction through its quarterly statistics booklets. For further information visit the website at