HBF Housing Calculator

House building brings many community benefits. Research commissioned by the HBF has identified some of the key benefits building new homes can generate for the national and regional economy as well as for a local community’s wellbeing and sustainability.

The HBF Housing Calculator allows you to easily calculate the benefits that building new homes will bring to your community. Simply enter a number in the field below to calculate what the estimated knock-on benefits to the economy and local community are of building that many homes.

Want to know more about the research? The Economic Footprint of House Building in England and Wales report provides an in-depth analysis of the contribution of house building to the economy of England and Wales.

Building 0 homes is estimated to:


Support the employment of 0 people

Provide 0 apprentices, graduates or trainees

Increase open space, community sport, leisure spending by £0 which could for example provide 0 5 a side football pitches


Create 0 affordable homes



Generate £0 towards education spending which could provide up to 0 classroom spaces.


Generate £0 in tax revenue

Including £0 in council tax revenue

Local Planning Authority Current Extra
To find estimates of the economic and social benefits of house building that are being felt in a particularly community, please select an area from the drop-down list
2017 Starts 0 0
Total Jobs 0 0
Affordable Homes 0 0
Affordable housing value (homes+£) £0 £0
Apprentices, graduates, trainees 0 0
Education (£) £0 £0
Open space, community sport, leisure (£) £0 £0
Spending in local shops (£) £0 £0
Direct Employment 0 0
Indirect 0 0
Induced 0 0
Tax £0 £0
Council Tax £0 £0
If house building increased in the area

In 2017 the Local Authority built 0 homes which led to:




An increase open space, community sport, leisure spending by £0 which could for example provide 0 5 a side football pitches



Generated £0 towards education spending which could provide 0 classroom spaces.