Some more evidence this morning of a housing market that's gathering momentum.
In a trading update, the firm said it legally completed 6,506 new homes in the second half - a 30 per cent increase on the first.
Sales volumes were 25 per cent from 2012.
Persimmon's average selling price for legal completions in 2013 was around £180,900 - a four per cent rise over 2012.
The value of total forward sales at 31 December 2013 was 41 per cent ahead of a year ealier at around £908m (compared to £645m in 2012).
The company started the new year with 390 active sites across the country, and it expects to open a further 90 in the first half of this year.
It saw full-year revenues rise 21 per cent to £2.1bn. In its statement, it said:
This growth in revenues and the anticipated further improvement in operating margins will enable us to deliver strong underlying pre tax profit growth for the year ended 31 December 2013.