The number of new homes registered to be built in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man dropped by 4% last year, according to the latest figures.
NHBC's annual new homes statistics showed that 4,848 new homes were registered to be built in 2018, but this dropped to 4,655 in 2019.
NHBC, which provided home insurance and warranties aggregates data for Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man together.
Overall in the UK, the number of homes registered in 2019 was up 1% at 161,022, from 158,878 the previous year.
The study also showed that the number of new homes registered to be built per year in the UK has risen by more than 80% over the last decade.
In 2019, 161,022 homes were registered with NHBC, an 81% rise on the 88,849 homes registered a decade ago in 2009, a few years after the financial crash.