Latest new home figures for Northern Ireland released

Over 900 new homes were registered to be built in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man during the first rolling quarter of 2019.

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According to the latest figures from the NHBC, 910 homes were registered to be built between February and April 2019 compared to 922 for the same period last year.

Meanwhile, 38,496 new homes were registered to be built across the whole of the UK compared to 36,042 in the same February – April period last year.

The private sector was up 4% (27,881 in 2019 v 26,754 in 2018), with the affordable and rental sector up 14% (10,615 in 2019 v 9,288 in 2018).

Commenting on the new figures, NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood said: “To date, there is little evidence that Brexit uncertainties are denting developer confidence, whilst the continued flow of inward investment into the private rental sector is another good sign of resilience.”