Houses come down – Over-all level of house building declines

FIGURES from NHBC confirm that the over-all level of house building declined during 2012 with the 104,510 new homes registered representing a 9% decrease on the previous year. “This decline was entirely contributable to public sector housing registrations which dropped from 36,680 in 2011, to 26,390 in 2012,” it said. However, the level of private house building in the UK remained stable with 78,120 new homes registered, just 130 down on 2011.