“House building is on the up…”

Category: Project, Sureset Blog

Posted 7th October 2016 by Jim Newton

There’s been some positive news for the UK house building sector this week – the Telegraph reported on October 4 that “House building is on the up as the construction market recovers” and the Pound Sterling Live website informed us that “The UK’s construction sector is firmly back in growth following the mid-year slump in activity”.  

Seabrooke Rise | SureSet 6mm Golden Pearl





Figures recently released by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), revealed that the number of new-build homes being started and finished in England is at its highest level since 2008.  

According to the UK Government ‘more than 143,500 new build homes were started up to December 2015 a rise of 23% on the same quarter a year earlier and up 91% when compared to the low point of the year up to June 2009’.    

SureSet chestnut pathway at Tarquin Close, Coventry.                   

At SureSet we have certainly seen this growth reflected in the number of new housing development projects we have completed this year including:  

  • Barley Beach accessible pathways through hard landscaping at Pembroke Court Care Home, Southampton.  
  • Ramps, steps, tree pits and patio areas in Almond and Golden Pearl at Seabrooke Rise in Thurrock.
  • At Tarquin Close, Coventry we laid some partially internal corridors and pathways in Chestnut.  
  • For a high spec development of houses and apartments at Kennett Island in Reading we laid accessible pathways in Norwegian Pearl.  
  • Tree pits outside the new Lyde Green Primary School on the Greets Green development in Emersons Green, Bristol.  

SureSet 6mm Norwegian Pearl at Kennett Island, Reading

Here are a couple of new build case studies: 
Seabrooke Rise, Thurrock
Wickmead Care Home, Poole  

Read more about our paving for paving for housing developments.      

    SureSet Barley Beach materials at Pembroke Court.