There are more detached homes being built now than at the height of the property boom in 2007 according to figures released by The National House Building Council (NHBC). With 38,113 new build properties of this type registered with it in 2014, it is the highest number recorded for any year since 2004.
The NHBC’s registration figures are taken from builders who are responsible for around 80% of homes constructed in the UK. The number of detached homes being registered represents a 24% increase from the previous year.
Detached homes now make up more than one quarter (26%) of all homes being built. The figures represent a promising development in this sector of the building industry with small scale architectural practices well positioned to receive a share of what is largely a market of self builders and projects involving “one off” designs.
NHBC chief executive Mike Quinton explained: “It looks like the detached home is making a comeback … Following an oversupply of flats outside London over the last decade, the growth in detached homes is restoring balance to the country’s housing stock.”