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UK House Building market report

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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the House Building market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.

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What are the key challenges facing the industry and how fast are its rates of growth? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?

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Written by Marco Amasanti, a leading analyst in the B2B sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

The housebuilding industry maintained stability over the past year despite wider Brexit volatility; with buoyancy driven by ongoing disparities between demand and supply, record low interest rates and the ongoing importance of Help to Buy initiatives Marco Amasanti
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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

      • The Market
        • Figure 1: UK housebuilding market, £ billion, 2013-2017
        • Figure 2: UK new house building completions, dwellings, 1970-2017
      • Market Segmentation
        • The private sector continues to dominate house building in both starts and completions
          • Figure 3: New housebuilding completions, by sector, dwellings, 2013-2017
          • Figure 4: New housebuilding starts, by sector, dwellings, 2013-2017
        • Growth in new housebuilding continues to surpass flats
          • Figure 5: Proportion of new build dwelling completions, by house & flat, % of total, 1992-2017
        • Regional perspective
          • Market Factors
            • Home ownership in the UK
              • Figure 6: Home ownership in the UK, owner-occupied as a % of all dwellings, 2007-2016
            • Government perspective and initiatives
              • UK house pricing
                • Figure 7: UK House Price Index, August 2008-2017
                • Figure 8: UK first-time buyer house to earnings ratio, Q1 2012 - Q3 2017
              • Residential property transactions in the UK
                • Figure 9: UK property transactions with value of £40,000 or above, quarterly, Q1 2012 – Q2 2017
              • Market Forecasts
                • Figure 10: Forecast private housing output, England, Scotland and Wales, £ million, 2018-2022
                • Figure 11: Forecast public housing output, England, Scotland and Wales, £ million, 2018-2022
                • Figure 12: UK household projections, number of households, '000, 2017-2027
              • What we think
              • Key Issues

                  • Increasing land values north of London and the South East
                    • How has Brexit impacted the market over the past year?
                      • Housing crisis
                      • Introduction

                        • Issues in the market
                          • Definitions
                            • Methodology
                              • Abbreviations
                                • Market Positioning
                                • UK Economy

                                  • Overview
                                    • Figure 13: Forecast GDP development 2017-21, (% Annual Growth)
                                    • Figure 14: UK GDP Quarterly Development, 2007-17, (% Quarterly Growth and GDP in £ Billion)
                                  • Inflation
                                    • Interest rates
                                      • House prices
                                        • Figure 15: UK House Price changes, 2006-2017, (12 month % change)
                                      • Consumer spending
                                        • Manufacturing
                                          • Figure 16: UK Manufacturing, 2014-17, (Index, 2013 = 100)
                                        • Business investment
                                          • Figure 17: UK GFCF, 2004-17, (£ Million, Chained Volume Measures, Seasonally Adjusted)
                                        • Imports
                                          • Exports
                                          • Market Size

                                            • Key Points
                                              • The Market
                                                • Figure 18: UK housebuilding market, £ billion, 2013-2017
                                              • Table Highlights
                                                • Figure 19: UK new housebuilding completions, dwellings, 1970-2017
                                            • Market Segmentation

                                              • Key Points
                                                • The private sector continues to dominate housebuilding in both starts and completions
                                                  • Completions
                                                    • Figure 20: New housebuilding completions, by sector, dwellings, 2013-2017
                                                    • Figure 21: New housebuilding starts, by sector, dwellings, 2013-2017
                                                  • Growth in new housebuilding continues to surpass flats
                                                    • Figure 22: Proportion of new build dwelling completions, by house & flat, % of total, 1992-2017
                                                  • Regional Housing Construction
                                                    • Figure 23: Analysis of North East England Housing Construction Output, £ million, Q1 2008- Q2 2017
                                                    • Figure 24: Analysis of North West England Housing Construction Output, £ million, Q1 2008- Q2 2017
                                                    • Figure 25: Analysis of Yorkshire and the Humber Housing Construction Output, £ million, Q1 2008- Q2 2017
                                                    • Figure 26: Analysis of East Midlands Housing Construction Output, £ million, Q1 2008- Q2 2017
                                                    • Figure 27: Analysis of the West Midlands Housing Construction Output, £ million, Q1 2008- Q2 2017
                                                    • Figure 28: Analysis of the East of England Housing Construction Output, £ million, Q1 2008- Q2 2017
                                                    • Figure 29: Analysis of London Housing Construction Output, £ million, Q1 2008- Q2 2017
                                                    • Figure 30: Analysis of the South East of England Housing Construction Output, £ million, Q1 2008- Q2 2017
                                                    • Figure 31: Analysis of the South West of England Housing Construction Output, £ million, Q1 2008- Q2 2017
                                                    • Figure 32: Analysis of UK Public Housing Construction Output, by nation, £ million, Q2 2017
                                                    • Figure 33: Analysis of UK Private Housing Construction Output, by nation, £ million, Q2 2017
                                                • Market Factors

                                                  • Key Points
                                                    • Home Ownership in the UK
                                                      • Figure 34: Home ownership in the UK, owner-occupied as a % of all dwellings, 2007-2016
                                                    • Government perspective
                                                      • Government Initiatives
                                                        • UK House Prices
                                                          • Figure 35: UK House Price Index, August 2008-2017
                                                          • Figure 36: UK first-time buyer house to earnings ratio, Q1 2012 - Q3 2017
                                                        • Residential property transactions in the UK
                                                          • Figure 37: UK property transactions with value of £40,000 or above, quarterly, Q1 2012 – Q2 2017
                                                        • Economy
                                                        • Industry Structure

                                                          • Key Points
                                                            • Industry Development
                                                              • Changes in Industry Structure
                                                                • Figure 38: Analysis of changes in the development of building projects sector, outlets & businesses, % change, 2013-2017
                                                                • Figure 39: Analysis of changes in the construction of residential and non-residential buildings sector, outlets & businesses, % change, 2013-2017
                                                              • By Turnover
                                                                • Figure 40: Financial analysis of the development of building projects sector, £'000, % of total, 2016 & 2017
                                                                • Figure 41: Financial analysis of the construction of residential and non-residential buildings sector, £'000, % of total, 2016 & 2017
                                                              • By Employment
                                                                • Figure 42: Analysis of the employment structure of the development of building projects sector, % of total, 2016 & 2017
                                                                • Figure 43: Analysis of the employment structure of the construction of residential and non-residential buildings sector, % of total, 2016 & 2017
                                                            • Company Profiles

                                                              • Barratt Developments

                                                                  • Figure 44: Financial Analysis of Barratt Developments Plc, £ million, 2013-2017
                                                                • Recent Company Activity
                                                                  • Company Strategy
                                                                  • Bellway

                                                                      • Figure 45: Financial Analysis of Bellway, £ million, 2012-2016
                                                                    • Company Strategy
                                                                    • Berkeley Group

                                                                        • Figure 46: Financial Analysis of Berkeley Group, £ million, 2013-2017
                                                                      • Recent Company Activity
                                                                        • Company Strategy
                                                                        • Bovis Homes Group

                                                                            • Figure 47: Financial Analysis of Bovis Homes Group, £ million, 2012-2016
                                                                          • Recent Company Activity
                                                                            • Company Strategy
                                                                            • Crest Nicholson Holdings

                                                                                • Figure 48: Financial Analysis of Crest Nicholson Holdings Plc, £ million, 2012-2016
                                                                              • Recent Company Activity
                                                                                • Company Strategy
                                                                                • Galliford Try

                                                                                      • Figure 49: Financial Analysis of Galliford Try, £ million, 2013-2017
                                                                                    • Recent Company Activity
                                                                                      • Company Strategy
                                                                                      • Persimmon

                                                                                          • Figure 50: Financial Analysis of Persimmon, £ million, 2012-2016
                                                                                        • Recent Company Activity
                                                                                          • Company Strategy
                                                                                          • Redrow

                                                                                                • Figure 51: Financial Analysis of Redrow Plc, £ million, 2013-2017
                                                                                              • Recent Company Activity
                                                                                                • Company Strategy
                                                                                                • Taylor Wimpey

                                                                                                    • Figure 52: Financial Analysis of Taylor Wimpey Plc, £ million, 2012-2016
                                                                                                  • Company Strategy
                                                                                                  • Market Forecast

                                                                                                    • Key Points
                                                                                                      • The government’s renewed housing strategy
                                                                                                        • Help-to-Buy scheme
                                                                                                          • The market
                                                                                                            • Figure 53: Forecast private housing output, England, Scotland and Wales, £ million, 2018-2022
                                                                                                            • Figure 54: Forecast public housing output, England, Scotland and Wales, £ million, 2018-2022
                                                                                                            • Figure 55: UK household projections, number of households, '000, 2017-2027
                                                                                                        • Further Sources & Contacts

                                                                                                          • Trade Associations
                                                                                                            • Home Builders Federation
                                                                                                              • National Council of Building Material Producers
                                                                                                                • National Housebuilding Council
                                                                                                                  • National Housing Federation
                                                                                                                    • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
                                                                                                                      • Construction Industry Research & Information Association
                                                                                                                        • Trade Magazines
                                                                                                                          • The Builder
                                                                                                                            • Builder & Engineer
                                                                                                                              • Building
                                                                                                                                • Building Design
                                                                                                                                  • Building Design & Construction
                                                                                                                                    • Building News
                                                                                                                                      • Construction Europe
                                                                                                                                        • Construction News
                                                                                                                                          • Housebuilder
                                                                                                                                            • Housebuilder & Developer
                                                                                                                                              • Housing Active
                                                                                                                                                • International Construction
                                                                                                                                                  • Local Authority Building & Maintenance
                                                                                                                                                    • Professional Builder
                                                                                                                                                      • Professional Builders Merchant
                                                                                                                                                        • Professional Housebuilder & Property Developer
                                                                                                                                                          • Show House
                                                                                                                                                            • UK Construction
                                                                                                                                                              • Trade Exhibitions
                                                                                                                                                                • 100% Design
                                                                                                                                                                  • Affordable Home Ownership Conference
                                                                                                                                                                    • Annual Conference and Housing Exhibition
                                                                                                                                                                      • Housing Finance Conference and Exhibition
                                                                                                                                                                        • Homebuilding & Renovating Show