According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics, brick deliveries in August 2016 were 8.9% higher than they were in August 2015. The seasonally adjusted figures also show a month-on-month increase of 5.5% and a year-to-date increase of 1.3% on the same period last year.
Similarly, figures released by the National House Building Council a year-on-year increased of 20% in new home registrations in August.
BDA chief executive Keith Aldis, who started in this job only last week, said: “Following the government’s announcement that a £3bn Home Building Fund will be introduced, these distribution figures reinforce confidence across our membership. The industry is geared up to respond to changing market dynamics and is equipped to meet immediate demand.”