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    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...

    Construction back to pre-lockdown levels – Barbour

    Construction activity returned to pre-lockdown levels last month, with contract awards increasing by 58% over March to £9.1billion – a level of activity last seen in January 2020, according to the latest edition of...

    Construction Census launched to help shape the future of the industry

    Industry players are being urged to take part in a new census launched today (May 4) to help measure the health of construction and fenestration and prepare for the challenges ahead. Organisers of the Glazing...

    Hopes of manufacturing recovery plagued by supply and price issues – CPA

    The recovery in construction product manufacturing continued in the first quarter of 2021, according to the Construction Product Association, but a constrained global supply of raw materials and components as well as the associated...

    Construction strong despite supply delays and price rises

    The recovery in UK construction output gained considerable momentum in March, supported by robust rises in house building, commercial work and civil engineering, according to the latest figures from HIS Markit. The report also records...

    Shortages, delays and price hikes halt construction growth

    Transport shortages and delays as well as the sharpest rise in building costs for over two years helped bring an end to seven months of growth in UK construction output, according to the latest...

    Supply chain jitters fail to dampen construction product growth

    Sales of construction products continued to grow in Q4 2020 despite growing concerns over material and component import issues, according to the latest Construction Product Association’s (CPA) State of Trade Survey. The increase reflects a...

    Construction rebound sees strong order books and rising employment – HIS Markit

    UK construction companies recorded a sustained rebound in business activity during December, according to the latest PMI data compiled by IHS Markit. Stronger order books helped to drive the recovery across the construction sector, with...