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    Pandemic puts the brake on offsite growth

    The market for offsite housing is estimated to have increased by 6% at manufacturers sales prices, significantly lower than the 2019 estimate of 12%, according to the latest findings by AMA Research. This is due...

    Price and supply woes still biting but is the worst over? – Markit

    UK construction companies continued to report widespread supply constraints and rapidly increasing purchase prices but the latest report from IHS Markit, CIPS forecasts that “the worst phase of the supply crunch may have passed.” Reports...

    Output growth up in ’21 but forecast dips for ’22 – CPA

    The predicted growth for construction output for the year has increased to 14.3% from its previous 13.7%, according to the Construction Products Association, but next year’s forecast is now revised down from 6.3% to...

    Shortage of subbies adds to construction gloom as order books dip towards lockdown low

    A rapid drop in availability of construction subcontractors last month added further pressure to ongoing transport, staff and materials shortages, taking order books to the lowest level since the January lockdown, according to the...

    Code for Construction Product Information published to promote ‘urgent behaviour change’ among manufacturers

    The Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI), Code guidance,  developed by the Construction Products Association’s Marketing Integrity Group,  has been launched in response to the Hackitt Report following the Grenfell Tower disaster. The publishers say the Code...

    Emergency summit called on crisis of materials shortages

    Industry bodies have come together to call an emergency summit on the growing crisis of materials shortages across construction and associated sectors. The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) North East, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF),...

    Supply crisis sees construction drop below pre-pandemic levels

    Construction output fell by 1.6% in July, taking it 1.8% below the February 2020 pre-pandemic level, while the repair and maintenance sector grew by 0.6% – amounting to £27million – in the same period,...

    Strong forecast for housing – CPA

    New house starts are expected to rise by 20.9% this year and a further 9% next year despite the scaling down of Help to Buy and the Stamp Duty holiday, according to the Construction Products Association’s...

    Price hikes and delivery times continue to haunt building boom

    The recovery in UK construction output gained further momentum last month, according to the latest IHS Markit / CIPS UK figures, with overall construction activity expanding at the fastest pace for four years, supported...

    Homes demand brings record growth for construction orders

    Construction order volumes increased at the fastest pace for nearly a quarter century last month but inflation in materials costs hit the same record high, according to the latest IHS Markit / CIPS UK...