Demand since the easing of lockdown has been exceptional

Neil Cooper-Smith, Senior Analyst, Business Pilot comments on the latest Business Pilot Barometer: “The Government unveiled its plans for the Green Homes Grant at the start of July. Not starting until September – and then likely to offer on slim pickings for window and door companies – many within the industry expressed More...

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By winactive On Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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One fifth of tradespeople worry their working practices are outdated

In a recent survey it was revealed that 1/5 of tradespeople are concerned that the way they are currently working is outdated and 10 per cent admitted that they barely use any technology as part of their daily More...

By winactive On Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Further drop in contract awards for May but there are signs of improvement as planning approval figures steady

The total value of construction contract awards in May 2020 was £2.4 billion based on a three-month rolling average. This is a decrease of 45.9% on April and is also 52.3% Lower than May 2019. Contract awards More...

By winactive On Monday, June 8th, 2020
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Construction project-starts plummet amid lockdown

Overall construction-starts were 61% down on a year ago and 53% down against the preceding three months on a seasonally adjusted basis during the three months to May.Residential starts declined 64% against More...

By winactive On Monday, May 11th, 2020
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Survey-record decline in construction work amid site closures due to COVID-19 pandemic

April data indicated by far the fastest decline in UK construction output since the survey began 23 years ago. The vast majority of survey respondents (86%) reported a reduction in business activity since March, More...

By winactive On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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‘Upgrading homes for the unexpected ’

Will the experiences from the current coronavirus pandemic contribute to changing consumer demand patterns for home improvements? Probably not the most important consideration while we are all attempting to More...

By winactive On Monday, April 27th, 2020
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Outdoor views can help with mental health, shows research from Origin

Almost 80% of Brits say seeing a nice outdoor view makes them feel more positive and relaxed. This research was in the form of a survey conducted by bifold door manufacturer Origin Global, asking the general More...

By winactive On Thursday, April 16th, 2020
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COVID 19 Home Improvement Industry Impact Survey Results

85% increase in consumer detriment as a result of COVID19 pandemicTwo thirds of home improvement professionals and supply chain manufacturers have received abuse, either online or face to face from the public More...

By winactive On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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Which smart home products are homeowners desiring?

Smart home products have drastically transformed the way in which people live. Essentially devices/appliances that can remotely be controlled over Wi-Fi by smartphones and tablets – they provide individuals More...

By winactive On Monday, April 6th, 2020
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Business Pilot Barometer report shows early impact of COVID 19

The early signs of the impact of the Coronavirus on the retail window market are illustrated in latest Business Pilot Barometer report. The monthly analysis details the key trends defining window and door retail. More...