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 on a seasonally adjusted basis.Residential work starting on-site was responsible for the growth, climbing 30% against the previous year and More...

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By winactive On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...