Latest ONS construction figures show upward trend - Neil Knight comments
The non-seasonally adjusted figures from the ONS show a continuing upward trend in the volumes of new build, both public and private sector, across the country.
Despite the fears over Brexit it appears that the government’s plans to reach its new homes targets are starting to bear fruit as planning regulations are relaxed, and developers are able to build the homes that are needed in the areas they are most needed.
Of course, we are heading into the most challenging time of the year for builders, but we have to see these latest figures as an encouraging sign. We are currently working with developers all over the country, on a huge variety of sites, which cater for many different housing needs, offering part-exchange schemes to help more people onto the property ladder. It is likely that the figures will be more subdued in the coming months, but with the amount of building that is already under way we have the impetus to take us into 2019.