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House building by housing associations on the rise

June 14, 2017

House building by housing associations continues to rise, according to new figures from the National Housing Federation (NHF).

82% of developing housing associations responded to the survey, which aims to gain a complete picture of house building in the sector.

The NHF reports 47,709 new homes were started by housing associations in the last financial year, representing a 13% rise. Over 13,000 of these were started in London, where 62% did not use grant funding (in contrast to the North West, where this is the case for just 28%).

Completions by housing associations actually dropped by 5% to just over 38,000 in 2016/17 – a reflection of the social housing rent cuts which are being implemented over four years.

It’s clear to see that the mixed outlook means that developing housing associations need to deliver excellent social housing while driving efficiency and productivity.

One way developers can do this is through house building software, which can increase speed, efficiency, and accuracy at every stage of the house building life cycle.

Find out more about the report here.

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