House-builders en­joy a rise in prof­its

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - East Kent Property - - HOMES NEWS -

House builder Per­sim­mon in­creased pre-tax prof­its by 30% to £457.4 mil­lion in the first six months of the year.

The com­pany, which has a dozen ac­tive devel­op­ments across Kent, in­creased av­er­age sell­ing prices for its Charles Church brand by 9.4% to £347,819.

Its Per­sim­mon homes sold for an av­er­age of £213,982, up 3.7%.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Jeff Fair­burn said: “Cus­tomer in­ter­est as we trade through the qui­eter sum­mer weeks.”

Per­sim­mon has houses for sale at Downs View in Swan­ley, Cross Quays in Manston, Sand­pipers in Min­ster On Sea, Tim­per­ley Place in Deal, Manor Park in Ash­ford and Ayle­sham Vil­lage.

It is de­vel­op­ing homes in New­ing­ton and two sites in Maid­stone.

Charles Church has houses for sale at Limes Place in Can­ter­bury, Cas­tle Hill in Ebb­s­fleet and a new de­vel­op­ment at Pad­dock Wood.

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