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I Know We're Building Fewer Houses, But How Many Are We Knocking Down?

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It's a fairly simple question, wondered if anyone on here knew.

We often hear that we're building fewer houses than ever before. However, what really matters is the net gain or loss in the number of houses, and presumably there is also variation in how many existing houses we scrap each year.

For example in the 60s they were building loads of new houses but they were also razing vast acreages of Victorian slums.

These days we blow up the odd tower block and there are street of terraces in the north that get knocked down, but how do the numbers compare?

Or do the figures for new houses already take into account how many old ones we have lost?

Thanks.

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Well round here there is/was lots of pulling down of lovely old houses and putting up apartments in its place. So one 'property' but 10+ mortgages/tenants on the figures/

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It's a fairly simple question, wondered if anyone on here knew.

We often hear that we're building fewer houses than ever before. However, what really matters is the net gain or loss in the number of houses, and presumably there is also variation in how many existing houses we scrap each year.

For example in the 60s they were building loads of new houses but they were also razing vast acreages of Victorian slums.

These days we blow up the odd tower block and there are street of terraces in the north that get knocked down, but how do the numbers compare?

Or do the figures for new houses already take into account how many old ones we have lost?

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AFAIK the published new builds numbers (circa 100,000 dwelling units per year) are gross not net - they don't include the accommodation demolished to make way for the new builds. Near to where I live (south yorks) there have been a few poor quality post ww2 housing estates demolished to make way for new higher density housing. I'd guestimate that an estate of about 200 houses was replaced by about 300 with much smaller gardens, but built in garages or paved front gardens that could take cars. Classic overpriced slave boxes.

So the new build number would be 300 but the net number of new houses was only actually +100. What this means if typical nationally is anybodies guess: a net build of only +70-80,000?

The UK population went up by about 470,000 in 2010 - about 240,000 from immigration and the rest from increased birth rates.

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It's a fairly simple question, wondered if anyone on here knew.

We often hear that we're building fewer houses than ever before. However, what really matters is the net gain or loss in the number of houses, and presumably there is also variation in how many existing houses we scrap each year.

For example in the 60s they were building loads of new houses but they were also razing vast acreages of Victorian slums.

These days we blow up the odd tower block and there are street of terraces in the north that get knocked down, but how do the numbers compare?

Or do the figures for new houses already take into account how many old ones we have lost?

Thanks.

Hard to come by but you might find some useful info here

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