Housing statistics for Scotland released
The Scottish Government has released the housing statistics for this quarter.
The latest figures reveal that all-sector new builds have increased in the latest year and are approaching levels last seen in 2007 and 2008.
There were 5,342 new build homes completed between April and June - an increase of 2% (111 homes) on the same quarter in 2018. This brings the total number of homes built from June 2018 to June 2019 to 21,403 compared to the 18,193 completed in the previous year (an increase of 18%).
Chart 1: Quarterly new build completions show a marked increase overall over the latest five quarters, although as with earlier time periods, figures for individual quarters can show some volatility over time. Source: Scottish Government (2019).
The number of new build homes started between April and June 2019 reached 5,620, which is an increase of 18% compared to the same quarter the previous year.
These figures are extremely encouraging for Elmhurst's On Construction members, who provide high quality SAP assessments, along with U-Value and Psi-Value calculations. This forms part of the government's commitment to build more affordable houses and we look forward to Elmhurst members being a part of that plan.