Homeowners turn to green energy upgrades

Demand for extensions, loft conversions and garden work has fallen dramatically following a post-pandemic boom, as home improvement enthusiasts switch focus to green energy upgrades to reduce bills.   The number of home improvement applications has fallen by 27% overall since 2021 with 2023 seeing the lowest numbers since 2013. The fall follows an More...

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By winactive On Monday, July 15th, 2024

Glenigan Forecasts Post Election boost for UK Construction Sector

Glenigan has released its widely anticipated UK Construction Industry Forecast 2024-2026. The key takeaway from this Forecast, which focuses on the next three years (2024-2026), is that the construction industry More...

By winactive On Tuesday, June 4th, 2024

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 More...

By winactive On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...