Demand for homes continued to maintain momentum in the UK with as many as 38,978 new homes registered to be built between April-June 2018.

According to a latest report released by the NHBC, the private sector continued to dominate the new homes segment in the UK. There were 26,808 new homes registered in the private sector while 12,170 were registered in the affordable sector.

In London, 2,917 homes were registered to be built during the three months under review. 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.

“The demand for new homes across the UK remains strong, so this is encouraging news for the industry and for consumers who are looking to buy a brand new home,” said NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood.

England accounted for the bulk of the new homes registered to be built between April and June at 32,589 followed by Scotland at 3,319, Wales at 1,333 and Northern Ireland and Isle of Man at 1,737.

The regions experiencing overall growth compared to the same period a year ago include Northern Ireland (+49 per cent), the Eastern region (+27 per cent) and Yorkshire & Humberside (+19 per cent).