Savills have recently published research into how the UK residential market has responded to the easing of lockdown.
They estimate that construction capacity in England is at c65%, a vast improvement on April, and that there is a real divergence across the UK.
85% of sites in England have reopened whilst the position in Wales is 71%. Scotland, however, has only opened 12% of its sites, although the position continues to improve.
It is interesting to see how the different policies of England, Wales and Scotland have led to a significant difference in the speed at which the house building market recovers.
The reopening of housebuilding sites has lagged other sectors. However, in England most (85%) of suspended housing development sites have reopened, according to our analysis of Glenigan data. 71% have reopened in Wales, and just 12% of sites in Scotland have reopened at 23rd June, but as Scotland now enters the second phase of coming out of lockdown, more sites will reopen