Definition of new build in English:

new build

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Pronunciation: /ˈnjuːbɪld


[mass noun]
  • 1The construction of new houses or other buildings: prioritising refurbishment over new build the cost of demolition and new build [as modifier]: a two-bedroom new-build home
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    • The company is using the findings to back up its calls for better building controls in new-build homes to help to curb the problem.
    • However, by looking at the whole-life economics of the project over 30 years we were able to offer a further 10 new-build secondaries.
    • Keighley College is scheduled to move from the site to a new-build campus in Dalton Lane.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A newly constructed house.
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    • Under proposed building regulation changes, the use of renewable energy in new builds will be mandatory from 2008.
    • Here are my current hardware recommendations for a new build.
    • In 2006 updated Building Regulations pressure testing of buildings was brought in to ascertain the air permeability of new builds.
  • 2The construction of ships.
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    • Between 1985 and 1991, despite heavy scrapping, the tanker fleet fell by only 7 m.dwt, due to increased newbuilding in the late 1980s.
    • The amount of newbuilding is a register of shipyard vitality, and it can embrace many kinds of ships.
  • 2.1 [count noun] A newly constructed ship: the port regularly welcomes new builds
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    • The new and existing newbuildings would help Evergreen Marine more than double its container shipping capacity by 2010.
    • Privately held Mediterranean Shipping Cruises unveils its first-ever newbuild this year, the 1,590-passenger / 58,600-grt MSC Lirica, which begins service on March 11.
    • Other brands in the Carnival family could get newbuilds as well.

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