The company focused on increasing its average sales price rather than overall sales. This was reflected in its turnover, which was up only 1% to £226m and its average price, which rose 11% from £90 000 to £100 000.
The company achieved the price rise despite operating outside the booming South-east. Its activities are concentrated in central and southern England, South Wales, and the North-west. Westbury said that demand had remained steady in all of its regions, with higher demand in a few southern hot-spots.
Westbury is building homes of four or more bedrooms in suburban areas and more expensive two-bedroom homes in the inner cities. It built 2137 houses in the six months to 31 August 1999.