Monday September 21, 2020

Housing sector has rebounded faster than predicted

Key takeaways: Commencements are down but completions are picking up since lockdown ended, the latest analysis from Goodbody shows

Killian Woods

Business reporter

4th August, 2020
Construction works have resumed post-lockdown but builders are taking a more cautious approach to new developments, according to Goodbody Stockbrokers. Picture:Sam Boal/

Activity in the residential development sector was severely impacted by lockdown restrictions between the end of March and May 18.

New analysis by Goodbody Stockbrokers has shown, however, that the sector is rebounding at a faster pace than predicted since construction works have resumed at residential developments.

New home completions have improved post-lockdown, but commencements of new developments are “substantially” down.

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