Private sales rise at Galliford Try

Homebuilder Galliford Try said yesterday it has sold more homes at higher prices in its private housebuilding segment for the full year, largely benefiting from its focus on the south of England, and said the UK housing market has been stable. Completions including those from joint ventures rose 40 per cent to 3,039 units during the year. In private housebuilding, the average price was £250,000 per unit, up from £227,000 a year earlier.