The recent report from The National House-Building Council (NHBC) has shown that the number of new homes being planned in 2013 has risen by 22% against the same period last year.

Total registrations for the UK were 31,739 in the first quarter of 2013. Registrations rose by 61% in London.

Meanwhile Barbour ABI, market intelligence provider for the Built Environment sector, reported the number of projects on a national basis being put on hold fell to its lowest level for over four years in Q1 2013. Barbour ABI also revealed regional variations in its new Landscape 2013 Q1 Report including: