Housebuilding lifts Galliford Try

Galliford Try said yesterday it had made strong progress since the start of the year particularly in housebuilding where market conditions continued to improve. It said a record £1bn of sales had been reserved, contracted or completed across both Linden Homes and Galliford Try Partnerships, of which £790m is for the year to 30 June. Sales rates per week from 1 January to 13 May have risen to 0.79 from 0.7 last year.