Industry research

The HBF Policy team have conducted research into a variety of housebuilding subjects such as customer satisfaction, housing supply, economic role of housing, public attitudes and skills and continue to research other wider areas. Full research findings are listed in the spotlight.


Housing market information is also available form a variety of other sources. You may like to try the following:


Housing Market Report

HBF provides a monthly Housing Market Report, which includes exclusive results from HBF’s monthly survey of house builders and provides house builders, suppliers and anyone who needs to monitor market trends with a vital, up-to-the-minute view of how the housing market is performing.

Housing Market Report is the most comprehensive and authoritative analysis of housing market activity, drawing on a wide range of official and industry sources. Its commentary is highly respected by the City, Government officials, industry and academics. It is produced by award-winning writer John Stewart, HBF Director of Economic Affairs.

Housing Market Report is available by subscription only. For details of subscriptions call 0844 633 1000 and ask for ‘Sales’.

Housing Market Intelligence, an annual report, enables you to see the market through the eyes of the industry’s leading experts. It will help you build confidence in the decisions you make. It is packed full with critical data and analysis on the housebuilding market, housebuilders' finances and key contacts. It contains a valuable listing of the Top 75 home builders ranked by turnover. For more information about the report and this years' conference visit HMI.

Communities and Local Government (CLG) produces a wealth of housing statistics, including monthly house prices, quarterly house building  and annual land-use change and housing densities. These may be accessed through the CLG website.

NHBC’s quarterly publication, New House-Building Statistics, reflects the quality and breadth of information held by NHBC. It includes statistics for NHBC registered housing starts and completions, average daily sales, new house prices, affordability, the size structure of the house building industry, house building by house type, retirement home building, timber frame construction and building times for new homes.

For enquiries about purchasing New House-Building Statistics, contact:

David Francis

Statistics and Data Audit Manager


Buildmark House

Chiltern Avenue


Bucks, HB6 5AP

Tel: 01494 735249

Fax: 01494 735795

E-mail: David Francis

The Office for National Statistics produces official economic and demographic statistics for the UK.

The Bank of England, which sets interest rates in the UK, publishes various monetary statistics as well as the closely watched quarterly Inflation Report, which sets out the Bank's view of the economy and projections for economic growth and inflation. These, amongst a variety of other reports and key speeches, can be accessed via their website.