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 an uptake in business have seen their workloads soar by an average of 29%, and this has fuelled optimism that tradespeople will emerge More...

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By winactive On Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

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

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

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

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...

By winactive On Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

One fifth of tradespeople worry their working practices are outdated

In a recent survey it was revealed that 1/5 of tradespeople are concerned that the way they are currently working is outdated and 10 per cent admitted that they barely use any technology as part of their daily More...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

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

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

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

‘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...