Cork house starts increase slightly
THE number of new houses being built in Cork has grown in the first 5 months of 2013, according to new statistics released by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).
According to the latest CIF Housing Statistics Bulletin, there has been a 13% increase in new house starts, with 200 units being started this year compared to 177 during the same period in 2012. This represents an increase of 23 units.
The Cork experience was replicated in most of the other major urban areas around the country.
Of the new units started in Cork, 186 were in Cork County, up 11% from 2012 levels and 14 were in Cork City, up 56% from last year when only 9 were started. Of the new houses, 23% or 46 units were part of multiple unit developments, with the rest being one off builds.