Brick delivery data a useful guide to state of the market

UK brick deliveries are a useful proxy for house building starts in the absence of monthly starts data, explains Noble Francis, Economics Director at the Construction Products Association. Giving a useful insight into the latest set of data, Noble reveals: “Deliveries in February 2024 were 49.1% higher than in December 2023’s nadir (which was at More...

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By winactive On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024
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Good times coming for the window and door industry

The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals builders’ merchants’ value sales in Q4 2023 were -5.7% down compared to Q4 2022, with volume sales falling -12.0% and prices rising +7.1%. With More...

By winactive On Friday, March 22nd, 2024
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Monthly price rises a feature for construction products

Data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed month-on-month prices rises for PVC-U windows and doors in 2023. For most months during the year these increases were above the overall trend for rises in More...

By winactive On Tuesday, January 9th, 2024
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Residential sector rises amid overall decline in UK construction starts

In the latest release of its Construction Index, Glenigan, a leading insight expert in the industry, has provided an in-depth analysis of the construction sector’s performance over the last year. The January More...

By winactive On Monday, January 8th, 2024
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Nothing left to chance

In the lastest Business Pilot Barometer, Neil Cooper-Smith, Senior Analyst, Business Pilot explains that: “2023 was, most would agree, a tough year for trading, especially as we emerged from a significant More...

By winactive On Wednesday, December 6th, 2023
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Turn down the mood music

I ended last month’s Barometer by asking if we could see a positive end to a tricky year, writes Neil Cooper-Smith, Senior Analyst of Business Pilot in the latest BP Barometer report.  “We know that this More...

By winactive On Tuesday, November 21st, 2023
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Sluggish construction-starts tempered by surge in planning approvals

Construction industry insight and intelligence expert Glenigan has released the November 2023 edition of its Construction Review. The Review focuses on the three months to the end of October 2023, covering More...

By winactive On Tuesday, October 24th, 2023
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Construction contract awards fell 23% in September

The UK construction industry continued to struggle with spending down 23% in September and planning approvals also down 13% according to the latest analysis by construction analysts Barbour ABI. Meanwhile, planning More...

By winactive On Thursday, September 14th, 2023
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Are we turning a corner?

Neil Cooper-Smith, Senior Analyst, Business Pilot writes: “The headline figure this month is that at 47.4, sales are up 5.8% in August 2023 from July, which is 20.3% higher than the same period last year. More...

By winactive On Tuesday, January 24th, 2023
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Fenestration industry sees significant drop in demand, reveals Insight Data

Recent analysis carried out by the leading data specialists Insight Data shows that only 26% of businesses are recording higher levels of enquiries compared to before the pandemic, a figure that stood at 63% More...