The home building industry is a vital sector in the UK, delivering the homes that people need while also contributing billions of pounds towards improving local infrastructure and communities.

The HBF's ‘Home Building by Numbers’ document they highlight some of the most important facts and messages on a number of the issues currently affecting the industry, including:

  • Permission was granted for 361,971 new homes in the year to October 2018 across 21,848 different sites
  • 471,355 affordable homes were delivered in England in 2017-18, a 12% increase on the previous year
  • Private sector housing delivery is now responsible for providing around half of all new affordable homes; 47% of all affordable homes delivered in 2017-18 were funded through section 106 (nil grant) agreements.

Source:  HBF, January 2019