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, down 17% on October, while rates of conversion also fell away by 5%. Average lead to sale times, however, increased by 12%, suggesting More...

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By winactive On Thursday, December 24th, 2020
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‘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
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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
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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...

By winactive On Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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Recovery in project-starts continues reports Glenigan

Rhys Gadsby, Glenigan’s Economic Analyst, commented on this month’s figures: “The three months to October marked a strong recovery in the value of work starting on-site in all sectors and regions against More...

By winactive On Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
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Direct Line research reveals post-lockdown work boost for tradespeople

Nearly half of UK tradespeople (46%) say their workload has increased since lockdown loosened in June 2020, according to new research by Direct Line. An Opinium survey of 500 UK tradespeople found that those reporting More...

By winactive On Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
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Project-starts steady as post-lockdown backlog clears reports Glenigan

According to the latest data released by Glenigan, the value of work commencing on-site during the three months to September was 36% lower than a year ago, but climbed 16% against the preceding quarter on a More...

By winactive On Thursday, September 24th, 2020
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Builders’ merchants sales confirm strong V-shaped recovery

Britain’s builders’ merchants sales to builders bounced back strongly in the three months May to July, with value sales surging 38.9% ahead compared with February to April, as reported in July’s Builders More...

By winactive On Monday, September 7th, 2020
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Recovery underway for construction project-starts

The value of work starting on-site rose by 22% during the three months to August on a seasonally adjusted basis, although starts were still 32% lower than a year ago.Residential starts during the three months More...

By winactive On Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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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. More...