Yorkshire enjoys building increase
NEW HOMES: More than 150,000 new homes were registered in the UK by NHBC in 2016, the second highest in almost a decade. The 2016 figures represent a 70 per cent increase in registrations compared to levels seen at the time of the housing crash in 2008/09. Seven out of 12 regions experienced an increase in registrations, most notably Yorkshire up 27 per cent and the South East up 14 per cent compared to 2015 figures. In terms of house types, 2016 saw the highest number of detached homes registered in the UK since 2004 and the highest number of semi-detached since records began 30 years ago.