Private registrations in the run-up to Christmas were up dramatically on 2008

NHBC is the standard-setting body and leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK. Established 70 years ago, its main purpose is to help raise the standard of new homes and provide protection for homebuyers. NHBC statistics are based almost exclusively on information relating to its 20,000 registered housebuilders, which construct more than 80% of new homes in the UK. As such, they represent a unique source of information on home construction and the housebuilding industry. For more information visit www.nhbc.co.uk.