The amount of homes that have been registered in the UK for 2016 is up 70% on the levels of registration at the time of the housing crash in 2008/09. With so much uncertainty around Britain’s future after Brexit the UK house-building sector has remained resilient and there has been strong growth in regions outside of London.

151,687 new homes were registered in 2016, with Yorkshire & Humberside gaining a huge 27% increase in the number of houses registered compared to stats from 2015. This is highly welcome news for us here at DPR Roofing. Having provided domestic and commercial roofing services to property owners in Leeds and its surrounding areas for over 20 years, DPR will continue to do so.

The overall UK total excluding London registrations shows a 4% increases compared to statistics from 2015, with 134,365 registrations in 2016 compared to 129,744 in 2015. The number of new homes completed in 2016 was also up on the numbers for 2015, but only by a slight 1% margin. 141,175 new homes were completed in 2016 compared to 140,407 in 2015.

An interesting fact to come out of the recent figures is that 2016 saw the highest number of detached houses registered in the UK since 2004 with 46,118 and the highest number of semi-detached houses registered since records began 30 years ago.

Talking about the recent figures, NHBC Business Development Director Mark Jones said: “Both industry and consumer confidence remains high and early signs indicate that the new year has begun positively.”

Promising words that hopefully indicate the UK housing sector becoming even stronger.

All the team here at DPR look forward to working on any new roofs in the area and are always looking to build new working relationships with clients.

If you are based in Leeds, Wakefield or any of West Yorkshire and have roofing needs, then give us a call.

Our engineers are fully accredited and trained to perform a variety of different jobs. We can provide you with roof repairs, surveys and much, much more.

To get into contact with a welcoming and knowledgeable member of the DPR team, please get in touch.