House-builders enjoy a rise in profits
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.