Housing Starts in the United Kingdom decreased to 42400 units in the third quarter of 2021 from 42900 units in the second quarter of 2021. Housing Starts in the United Kingdom averaged 38384.40 units from 1978 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 69520 units in the second quarter of 1978 and a record low of 16900 units in the second quarter of 2020. In the UK, a house or a flat is counted as started on the date work begins on the laying of the foundation. Thus when foundation work commences on a pair of semi-detached houses two houses are started, and when work begins on a block of flats all the dwellings which that block will contain are started. The starts of houses in building schemes are usually phased over a period of weeks or even, in very large schemes, months. This page provides the latest reported value for — United Kingdom Housing Starts — plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.