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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Registrations rise – NHBC

Private sector registrations climbed 9% between March and May 2019 against the same period last year, according to the NHBC’s latest figures. During this rolling quarter, 31,322 private sector homes were registered to be built. Registrations for affordable and rental homes climbed 21% to 12,663 year-on-year. In London, the number of new homes registered more

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Affordable homes launched by L&G

Legal & General has launched its first affordable homes under its Affordable Homes division. The first four developments consist of 278 new homes in Croydon, Cornwall, Dunstable and Shrivenham where L&G will deliver social and affordable rental homes, grant-supported shared ownership homes and section 106 schemes. 3,000 affordable homes are planned to be delivered annually

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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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Redrow a “premium alternative”

Redrow announced its set to launch a national TV advertising campaign, aimed at challenging “outdated perceptions” of its new homes. The housebuilder’s “They Say…” campaign promotes Redrow as a “premium alternative” to second hand homes while aiming to transform existing myths revealed in a Zoopla Smarter Property Solutions Survey. While the survey of 600 adults

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Stable conditions enjoyed by Linden Homes

Issuing a trading update for the period from January 1 to May 20 2019, Galliford Try, the housebuilding, regeneration and construction group said that its housebuilding arm Linden Homes had continued “continues to perform well” and maintained a sales rate of 0.68 since the start of the year; this was a dip on the 0.71 of

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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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Countryside on track to meet full-year expectations

Countryside Properties has reported stronger customer demand after a “slower start to the year” and is “on track to deliver expectations for the full year”. The housebuilder and regeneration company said this month that its half year trading had been “solid”. During the six months from October 1 2018 to March 31 2019, its total

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Increase affordable housing funding increase required!

The government needs to increase funding for affordable housing in order to meet it’s 300,000 homes a year target, according to a report produced by Savills for the National Housing Federation, housing association group G15 and Homes for the North. The report claims that a slowing private market, the changing Help to Buy initiative and

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Berkeley expresses confidence in the long term market

Issuing a short trading update this month the Berkeley Group expressed confidence in the “long term resilience” of its markets while being “very mindful” of the potential for short term disruption. It reiterated the company’s updated pre-tax profit guidance issued with its interim results in December. The update covering the period from November 1 to

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