Taylor Woodrow will shed 150 jobs in the wake of its £535m takeover of Bryant.
The move is the latest in a series of job cuts made as a result of consolidation in housebuilding.

Wimpey confirmed last week that it had cut 435 jobs following the merger of Wimpey Homes with McLean Homes. And Persimmon is set to axe 800 jobs following its takeover of Beazer, as reported in Building last month.

Industry sources claim that job losses are also due at Wainhomes. The sale of the housebuilder to Wilson Connolly for £132.5m was finalised on Monday. A Wilcon spokesperson said there had been no decisions on job losses.

The Taywood cuts will be in administrative and management roles. The move has also seen the combined regional office base of Taywood Homes and Bryant reduced from 18 to 12.

It’s been an acquisition of growth, not cost-cutting. We want to grow Taywood spokesperson

It is as yet unclear how many of the losses are from each firm. The move is part of Taywood's plan to make savings of £15m from the deal.

A Taywood spokesperson said the relatively low number of redundancies were because of the nature of its acquisition of Bryant.

The spokesperson said: "It's always been an acquisition of growth, not cost-cutting. We want to grow the UK housing business." A Wimpey annual meeting statement said it had been operating under its new structure of 21 regional businesses since the start of April. This has left nine regional offices closed.