Derbyshire-based Bloor says bottom line and income fell “despite selling additional plots”

The UK’s largest non-listed housebuilder has reported a decline in both profit and turnover as it responds to “challenging market conditions”.

In its latest financial results, Bloor Homes reported pre-tax profit of £287m, a decline of 9% compared with £318m the previous year.

In the year to 30 June 2023, Bloor also recorded gross profit of £350m, down 7% from the previous year. Overall profit was £217m, down from £255m in 2022.


Bloor slipped 2% to £1.34bn in the year to June, the latest accounts reveal

Turnover was down slightly at £1.34bn, compared with £1.37bn last year. In the accounts, the firm said turnover and profit before tax have both decreased since 2022 “despite selling additional plots”.

The Derbyshire-based housebuilder said the decrease has been driven by a combination of “demand-side and supply-side impacts”, adding that additional costs included higher mortgage costs and cost inflation on building materials.

“Current market conditions are challenging in the housebuilding industry with both inflation and interest rates eroding the disposable income of our customers, impacting immediate demand.

“Our cost of sales and overheads have also increased due to inflation,” Bloor company director Dinesh Ishwerlal Khushalbhai Mehta, wrote in the accounts.

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“[We have] mitigated the effects of the market conditions by ensuring investment in land and work in progress as appropriate to the level of sales and expected market conditions.”

The housebuilder sold 4,252 plots this financial year, an increase of 11 plots compared to 2022.

Bloor’s current net valuation of assets stands at £1.5bn, compared to 2022’s £1.29bn.

John Bloor, who owns the housebuilder along with Triumph Motorcycles, is frequently described as the housing sector’s richest person. He ranked 54th in the most recent Sunday Times’ Rich List, with a stated wealth of £3.49bn.