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, reflecting widespread site closures and shutdowns across the supply chain in response to the public health emergency. The headline More...

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‘Upgrading homes for the unexpected ’

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Outdoor views can help with mental health, shows research from Origin

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By winactive On Thursday, April 16th, 2020
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COVID 19 Home Improvement Industry Impact Survey Results

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Which smart home products are homeowners desiring?

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Business Pilot Barometer report shows early impact of COVID 19

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By winactive On Monday, April 6th, 2020
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Construction work declines at the steepest rate since April 2009

March data pointed to the fastest downturn in UK construction output for almost eleven years as emergency public health measures to halt the spread of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) led to stoppages of work on More...

By winactive On Monday, April 6th, 2020
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Google figures prove demand for flush windows has skyrocketed!

Latest figures from Google have confirmed how demand for flush products has risen significantly over the last few years, with online searches increasing by more than 500%. The findings, compiled by Purplex More...

By winactive On Friday, April 3rd, 2020
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The Business Pilot Barometer reveals window and door retail sales trends

The Business Pilot Barometer offers a monthly analysis of the key trends defining window and door retail. It draws on real industry data collated by Business Pilot, the cloud-based business management tool More...

By winactive On Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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AMA Research paints a picture of growth for complex bi-fold market

A new report into the prospects for bi-folding doors through to 2023, paints a picture of growth within an increasingly complex market. While forecasting headline increases, the Bi-fold Doors Market Report More...