Bovis/GT housing merger set to create fourth largest housebuilder

The potential merger of Bovis Homes and Galliford Try’s housebuilding businesses goes through it would create the UK’s fourth largest housebuilder, says Stephen Teagle, chief executive of Galliford Try Partnerships and Regeneration. Speaking to Housebuilder, Teagle said the possible sale of GT’s housebuilding and partnerships and regeneration arms to Bovis would create a “sector leading regeneration

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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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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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£1bn pre-tax profit for Persimmon

Persimmon’s profits hit £1 billion during its year to December 31st, 2018, it reported whilst also announcing its new group chief executive as Dave Jenkinson on 26th February. During 2018, the volume housebuilder’s pre-tax profit climbed 13% to £1.091 billion against 2017, with a 13% increase in operating profits to £1.083 billion. Revenue lifted 4%

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Strong growth for Bellway

Bellway completed 5,007 homes in the six months to the end of January 2019, 5.6% ahead of last year. Total revenue is expected to rise by more than 12% to almost £1.5 billion. In a trading statement issued at the beginning of February ahead of its interim results next month, Bellway said it had achieved

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Strong quarter for Countryside

Countryside Properties has reported a strong performed in its first quarter with the business placing more emphasis on private rented sector and affordable properties. Issuing an update on the period from October 1 to December 31 2018, the housebuilder and urban regeneration partner said that its total group completions climbed 28% to 1,094 homes against

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“Strong trading performance” for Persimmon

On February 26th Persimmon will release its full year results but the volume housebuilder has already revealed its achieved another “strong trading performance” during 2018 and expects its pre-tax profits for the year ending December 31 2018 to be “modestly ahead” of current market consensus, with the company benefiting from the new schemes it has

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Progress for Barratt and Berkeley

Barratt Developments and Berkeley Group have reported to the city this month with Barratt saying “another outstanding year” and Berkeley continuing to progress in the challenging London and south east market. During its year ending June 30 2018, Barratt achieved its highest number of completions for a decade at 17,579 completions in total with private

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Exciting Times

This month Youngs Consultancy will see some big and exciting changes to keep up with the industry demands. We are moving to new offices in Frimley, as well as welcoming Danny Bourne to our small, personable team. Danny will be focused on assisting us to reach those hard to reach quality candidates, so no doubt

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10.6% rise in completions for Bellway

Bellway have today announced housing completions rose 10.6% in the year ending July 31 2017 against the previous year. In its trading update released ahead of its preliminary results announcement on October 17, the housebuilder said it had achieved further volume growth, with completions rising to 9,644 during its financial year. Bellway’s housing revenue is

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