Britain's National House-Building Council data (based on applications for construction insurance)

  • British construction companies applied to build the greatest number of new homes in a decade during the three months to the end of September, taking account of the time of year,
  • 9 percent more than during the same period last year
  • highest third-quarter total since 2007

"This is positive news for the industry and prospective homebuyers, particularly in light of the current political and economic uncertainties," NHBC chief executive Steve Wood

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