Definition of new build in English:

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new build

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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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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