LONDON Dec 13 Bellway became the latest
British housebuilder to shrug off the uncertainty created by the
Brexit vote as it said on Tuesday that its reservations rate
rose 7 percent during the four months since August.
Reservations, which involve a buyer paying a fee to take a
property off the market, rose in the 18 weeks to Dec. 4 and the
firm said it expected to build five percent more homes this
"Customer demand for new homes continues to be robust," CEO
Ted Ayres said.
"The strength of the underlying housing market supports
further growth and this... ensures that the Group is well
positioned to continue its disciplined growth strategy."
(Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Jason Neely)