The number of new homes registered in the UK in November 2017 almost reached 15,000, the second highest for any month this year.
According to data released by the NHBC, 14,942 new homes (11,170 private sector; 3,772 affordable sector) were registered during November 2017, compared to 15,211 (11,818 private sector; 3,393 affordable sector) in November 2016.
As the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, NHBC's registration statistics are a lead indicator of the UK's new homes market. As many 41,124 new homes were registered during the rolling quarter (September - November) - a 2 per cent increase on the 40,230 registered at the same time last year.
Over the rolling quarter, 31,403 homes were registered in the private sector, representing a 4 per cent increase on the same period a year ago (30,298), with 9,721 new homes registered in the affordable sector.
Half of the 12 UK regions experienced growth in registrations over the rolling quarter, when compared to the same period last year. The East Midlands (3,875 +47 per cent), North East (1,882 +41 per cent) and Northern Ireland (1,004 +9 per cent) were among the regions with most notable growth.
NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood said: "It is encouraging to report strong figures for new home growth as we reach the end of the year. As ever, the demand for new homes remains strong, so this is very positive news for the industry and for consumers looking to buy a brand new home."