Sector adapts to new sales formats

280,000 new cars were registered last month, compared with 254,000 in March 2020 – that puts registrations of the new 21 plate up 10% on the same time last year. It’s significant because, the motor industry, in common with our own sector, has had to adapt to a new sales format with showrooms remaining closed throughout the last month, writes More...

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By winactive On Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Positive five year outlook for UK residential entrance door market

A new report into the UK residential entrance door market has forecast a positive outlook for the sector over the next five years, despite a significant decline in 2020 due to the impact of Covid 19 and lockdown More...

By winactive On Friday, March 12th, 2021

Residential sector drives recovery in construction project-starts

The value of underlying construction projects (under £100 million) commencing on-site during the three months to February was 3% higher than the previous year and 4% higher than the preceding three months More...

By winactive On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Self-build market estimated to have fallen by 10% due to Covid-19 pandemic

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Self Build market is estimated to have fallen in value by some 10% in 2020. It is estimated there were 13,900 completions, with a market value of around More...

By winactive On Thursday, January 21st, 2021

November sales surge for builders merchants despite ‘Lockdown 2’

Year-on-Year Total Builders Merchants November 2020 value sales surged 9.0% ahead of November 2019. This was the largest year-on-year increase since March 2019, despite the second Covid-19 lockdown taking More...

By winactive On Monday, January 18th, 2021

NHBC Foundation reveals new report on the history and future of MMC

An in-depth new NHBC Foundation report on how the role of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) has evolved within the house-building industry has just been released. Prefabricated homes have been long-heralded More...

By winactive On Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

The ‘roaring twenties’?

The latest Business Pilot Barometer shows that window and door sales fell by 27% in November compared to October, reversing the 4% increase seen in October on September. November also saw a drop in new enquiries, More...

By winactive On Thursday, December 24th, 2020

‘Glazed-extensions and solid-roof conservatories are areas to focus on over the next few years’

Data scientists have been in popular demand over the last 6 months as analysts have battled with predictions and trends related to economic activity. The crystal ball we are all searching for unfortunately More...

By winactive On Friday, December 4th, 2020

Stronger construction sector growth led by fastest rise in new orders since October 2014

November PMI® data indicated a sustained recovery in UK construction output, with the rate of expansion accelerating from the previous month. There were also positive signals for the near-term outlook as new More...

By winactive On Friday, November 6th, 2020

A sluggish UK economy is expected to constrain construction activity

The COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown of much of the UK economy from late March inflicted a massive external shock to UK construction. The value of underlying project starts (with a construction value More...