As well as the bricks and mortar that provide families with homes, house building is almost unrivalled in the economic and social value that comes from increased activity in the sector. This was illustrated by the HBF report published in March 2015 which estimated the economic footprint of house building in the UK.
This report draws on that research and evidence sources to calculate the enormous economic potential of house building in Wales. This is more necessary than ever. Wales has a lower Gross Value Added (GVA) per capita than any UK nation or English region, as well as an unemployment rate that is higher than the UK average.