Product quality most important to homeowners reveals members survey

The latest Certass Trade Association members survey has found that product quality is the most important thing for homeowners, with more than 96 percent of respondents saying that product quality was extremely important or very important to their customers. Second on the list was finish of work (94 percent) and courteousness came in third at 91 More...

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By winactive On Friday, January 3rd, 2020
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Construction output declines again in December reports IHS MARKIT / CIPS

December data pointed to another sharp reduction in construction output, with a downturn persisting across all three broad categories of activity. Survey respondents attributed the latest drop in their workloads More...

By winactive On Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
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Renovating can cost £68k less than upsizing to a bigger home

Research by tradesperson comparison site, HaMuch.com, has looked at where across the nation homeowners are better off buying in order to upsize and where it’s more cost-effective to fork out for a DIY upsize More...

By winactive On Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
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Large proportion of home improvers unaffected by Brexit uncertainty

More than a third of home improvers have cancelled or postponed plans to either move or improve due to uncertainty surrounding Brexit over the past two years, according to new research by Velux. The research More...

By winactive On Friday, October 4th, 2019
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Construction starts weaken during the third quarter

The value of work starting on site during the third quarter was 13% down on the previous three months on a seasonally adjusted basis and 10% lower than a year earlier, according to the latest Glenigan Index. Commenting More...

By winactive On Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
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Home improvers report reveals drop in numbers of planning applications

Home improvement figures across Great Britain decreased throughout 2018 with the number of planning applications dropping by 2.8% compared with 2017. The ‘Home Improvers of Great Britain 2019’ report, compiled More...

By winactive On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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Construction industry suppliers are prepared for Brexit says MRA survey

As part of a larger survey which included merchants and other construction industry stakeholders, MRA Research, the specialist research division of MRA Marketing, asked building and home improvement product More...

By winactive On Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Home improvement hotspots high-lighted in latest Barbour ABI report

Home improvement figures across Great Britain decreased throughout 2018 with the number of planning applications dropping by 2.8% compared with 2017. The ‘Home Improvers of Great Britain 2019’ report, compiled More...

By winactive On Friday, June 7th, 2019
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House building helps UK construction sector return to growth in April

April data pointed to a marginal expansion of UK construction output, driven by the fastest rise in house building so far in 2019. Commercial work and civil engineering activity continued to decline, but at More...

By winactive On Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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Construction projects starts upturn

Starts in the three months to April rose 7% against the preceding three months and were 4% higher than a year ago. Residential starts were 4% lower than a year ago and unchanged on the preceding three More...