Barratt boosts building after strong demand

Barratt completed 17,243 homes in the year ending June 30th 2021, 36.8% ahead of last year and 3.4% below the 2019 level of 17,856. Announcing its annual results on Thursday 2nd September, Barratt said revenue reached £4,811.7 million in the year, 40.7% ahead of last year and pre-tax profit was £812.2 million, up 65.1%. Gross

Continue Reading

Housing completions highest for 20 years – MHCLG

Almost 50,000 new homes were built in the first three months of this year, the highest quarterly figure for more than 20 years, according to the latest government housebuilding figures. Building control data from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for England from January to March 2021, showed that 49,470 home completions were

Continue Reading

Positive start increases Vistry’s profit expectations

Vistry Group has had a “very positive start to the year”, with higher than expected Housebuilding completions helping to drive a pre-tax profit for FY 2021 ahead of original expectations. Giving an update for the period from January 1 2021 to date, the housebuilder said that its private sales rate per site per week during

Continue Reading

“Strong start” to 2021 for Persimmon

Persimmon has reported a “strong start” to the year, with its current forward sales 23% ahead of last year and 11% improved on the same point in 2019. Giving a trading update on the year to date, the volume housebuilder said its current forward sales position was £3 billion against 2020’s £2.4 billion. The average

Continue Reading

Vistry’s 2020 profit ahead of expectations

Vistry Group achieved an adjusted pre-tax profit ahead of expectations in 2020, with total completions for the year at 6,131. However, the firm reported that its Housebuilding business was particularly affected by Covid-19 in the first half. During the year ending December 31 2020, the business achieved an adjusted pre-tax profit of £143.9 million, ahead

Continue Reading

Housebuilders react to Budget measures

The housebuilding industry has broadly welcomed measures announced in the Budget, including an extension to the stamp duty holiday to the end of June and the introduction of a mortgage guarantee scheme from April. “The extension of the stamp duty holiday is welcome and will allow people whose home completion has been delayed as a

Continue Reading

“Record” first half for Bellway

Bellway has seen “record” volumes in its first half, completing 5,656 new homes, an increase of 6.3% against HY 2020. Issuing a trading update for the six months to January 31 2021 ahead of its interim results announcement on March 24, the housebuilder said it had achieved an “excellent” first half, with housing revenue rising

Continue Reading

Excellent first half delivered by Barratt

Barratt Developments has delivered an “excellent” first half performance, it reported this month, with completions, revenue and profit up on HY 2019. The volume housebuilder’s total completions rose 9.2% to 9,077 homes during the six months to December 31 2020 against the equivalent period the previous year. Its revenue increased 10.1% to £2,494.7 million, with

Continue Reading

16.6% drop for Berkeley

Berkeley’s pre-tax profit fell 16.6% during its first half year it reported last week. During the six months to October 31 2020, the housebuilder’s pre-tax profit dropped to £230.8 million from HY 2019’s £276.7 million. With the impact of Covid-19 permeating the period, Berkeley’s home sales dropped from last year’s 1,389 to 1,104. Their average

Continue Reading

Profit on track for Vistry

Vistry Group is on track to deliver a full year pre-tax profit at the top end of its expected range of £130 million to £140 million it reported in the latest trading update. The group said that during the period from July 1 to November 11 2020, its homes demand had remained “consistently strong” at

Continue Reading