Home building shows rise of 27% across Northern Ireland
The number of new homes being built across Northern Ireland was up by more than 25% towards the end of last year, figures show.
There were 1,760 new home starts between October and December 2016, the Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin from the Department for Communities said.
That was up 27.4% on the same quarter in 2015 (1,381).
More than 40 new homes are being built in Co Down in a £6m investment by housebuilder Corwood. It said work on Sloanehill at Comber Road in Killyleagh had created more than 25 jobs.