House prices in BB12 9 (Fence)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Fence, Padiham (BB12 9).

Defining 'BB12 9'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BB12 9", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. There are no official names for postcode sectors so I've just labelled it Fence.

You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector, or you can enter a different postcode sector (e.g. CM23 4) below.

FYI, a postcode sector is the full postcode without the last two letters.

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Fence is not much use. However, knowing average price per square metre can be quite useful. Price per sqm allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square metre as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqm = price ÷ internal area
E.g. 5, St Annes Drive, Fence, Padiham, sold for £429,950 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 155 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,773.

England & Wales have been officially metric since 1965. However house price per square foot is prefered by some estate agents and those of sufficiently advanced age ;-) They may want to convert square meters on this page to square feet.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqm data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqm 'buckets' (e.g. £2,800-£3,000, £3,000-£3,200, £3,200-£3,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 88 sales in Fence (BB12 9) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Fence, Padiham
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Fence

You can see the spread of prices above. This is because although internal area is a key factor in determining valuation, it is not the only factor. Many factors other than size affect desirability; these factors could be condition, aspect, garden size, negotiating power of the vendor etc.

The spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Fence (BB12 9). Of the 88 transactions, half were sold for between £2,420 and £3,150 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BB12 9' is £2,730. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,150 sqm. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Fence, Padiham

Do have a look at the interactive price map I created. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Padiham. You can zoom in all the way to individual properties and then all the way back out to see the whole country. The colours show the current estimated property values.

Property price heatmap for Fence
House price heatmap for Fence, Padiham

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BB12 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BB12 0 Burnley £920 sqm £1,890 sqm £2,420 sqm
BB12 6 Burnley £990 sqm £1,250 sqm £1,840 sqm
BB12 7 Padiham £1,020 sqm £1,440 sqm £2,380 sqm
BB12 8 Padiham £1,020 sqm £1,440 sqm £2,070 sqm
BB12 9 Fence £2,420 sqm £2,730 sqm £3,150 sqm

Will Padiham house prices drop in 2024?

I cannot tell the future and don't believe anyone who says they can. I can however plot price trends - I have done this in the chart below for BB12 9 (Fence) compared with both the wider area BB12 and inflation (CPIH from the Office of National Statistics). The dashed trend lines in the chart show the average over time.

Historic price per square metre in Fence,Padiham
House price trends for Fence

For the most recent sales activity, rather than a summarized average, it is better to see the underlying data. This is shown in the chart below, where blue dots represent individual sales, click on them to see details. If there is an obvious trend you should be able to spot it here amid the noise from outliers.

Most recent BB12 9 sales
Recent trends for Fence

Data from Land Registry comes in gradually over time. I update it every month but it takes about 5 months for the majority of sales for Padiham to be recorded. Disclaimer: I do not verify and cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. Outliers exist in the data, typically these are where the EPC registry records the internal area incorrectly, sometimes although very rarely the Land Registry price paid data can be wrong. The data provided throughout this website about Padiham and any other area, is not financial advice. Any information provided does not and cannot ever take in to account the particular financial situation, objectives or property needs of either you or anyone reading this information.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £sqm Recent sales
Wheatley Lane Road, Fence, BB12 9E 94 sqm £2,642 24
Wheatley Lane Road, Fence, BB12 9Q 105 sqm £2,803 16
Wheatley Lane Road, Fence, BB12 9P 91 sqm £2,278 9
Higham Hall Road, Fence, BB12 9E 119 sqm £2,290 9
Pendle Lane, Fence, BB12 9F 99 sqm £2,646 9
Wheatcroft Avenue, Fence, BB12 9Q 140 sqm £2,857 8
Pendle Fields, Fence, BB12 9H 125 sqm £3,283 8
Newchurch Village, Fence, BB12 9J 106 sqm £2,512 7

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Raw data

Our analysis of Fence is derived from what is essentially a big table of sold prices from Land Registry with added property size information. Below are three rows from this table to give you an idea.

Address Paid sqm £/sqm
5, St Annes Drive, Fence, Padiham £429,950
155 2,773
431, Wheatley Lane Rd, Fence, Padiham £180,000
57 3,157
31, Pendle Lane, Fence, Padiham £270,000
84 3,214

See the entire list of all sales in Fence (BB12 9) here.


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