Barratt’s sales rebound despite Covid

The coronavirus pandemic has “significantly reduced” Barratt’s completions, increased costs and impacted its profit, it reported on September 2nd, but despite this the business has seen strong sales in recent weeks. During its financial year ending June 30 2020, the housebuilder’s total completions fell 29.4% to 12,604 against FY 2019. The average selling price of its

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Persimmon to restart sites

Persimmon reported at the end of April, that since the closure of its sites and sales offices in late March, it had devised and tested “a range” of new site protocols to allow for a return, “while ensuring the necessary social distancing restrictions are strictly enforced”. The move was welcomed by housing secretary Robert Jenrick

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Bellway back to sites on May 4

Bellway site work resumed on 4th May on a phased basis.  Following other housebuilders, the firm said it would only undertake tasks “that can be performed by our employees and subcontractors working in a safe and responsible manner, whilst adhering to strict social distancing measures”. The housebuilder plans t0 initially focus on homes close to

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Taylor Wimpey has a positive start to the year

Releasing figures Taylor Wimpey reported a 5% increase in group completions to 16,042 including joint ventures (2018: 15,275) in 2019 confirming the results for the year were “in line with expectations”. Revenue increased by 6.4% to £4,341.3 million (2018: £4,082.0 million) with operating profit of £850.5 million (2018: £880.2 million) – volume growth was offset

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Record completions for Bellway

A record first half volume output has been achieved by Bellway for the six months ending January 31 2020 with the completion of 5,321 new homes (2019 – 5,007), a rise of 6.3%. Private homes have been in strong demand, with an 11% rise in the private reservation rate to 151 per week (2019 –

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Taylor Wimpey anticipate hitting year’s target

Taylor Wimpey has reported it is “on track” to deliver its full year expected results, while noting increasing customer caution in higher priced markets, especially London and the south east. Issuing a trading update in November, the volume housebuilder said that good demand for its homes continued in the second half of the year and

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Bellway has completion boost

A record number of housing completions was delivered by Bellway in the year ending July 31 2019 with 10,892 homes completed, 5.7% rise from 10,307 last year. Pre-tax profit rose 3.4% to £662.6 million from £641.1 million on revenue of £3,213.2 million (2018: £2957.7 million). Operating margins saw a slip to 21% from 22.1%.  Bellway

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Record number of completions for Barratt

Barratt has delivered its highest number of completions for 11 years in the 12 months to the end of June with profit before tax expected to be ahead of expectation at around £910 million against £835.5 million last year. Today issuing a trading update for the year, Barratt said it had completed 17,856 homes including

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“Excellent” first half growth for Countryside

Countryside says it has achieved “excellent growth” in its first half, with a 27% rise in revenue to £507 million on a 43% lift in total completions against the equivalent period in 2018. During the 6 months to March 31 2019, the home builder and regeneration partner achieved 2,362 completions in total (combining its Housebuilding

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Revised strategy equals “good progress” for Crest

Crest Nicholson says it has made good progress with its revised strategy during its half year, achieving stable weekly sales. Issuing an update ahead of its half year results to be announced on June 11, the housebuilder said that during the six months to April 30 2019, it had progressed well with its new strategy

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