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    Signs of slowing in construction bounce-back as ‘wait and see’ caution takes hold

    The near five-year high in construction output post-lockdown showed signs of slowing last month, according to the latest IHS Markit survey of purchasing managers, with respondents mostly pointing to a lack of new work...

    Supply chain problems and job losses despite recovering construction output – HIS Markit

    Stretched supply chains led to rising costs in November and employment trends remained weak despite construction output remaining on a recovery path led by a strong house building sector, according to the latest survey...

    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...

    House building strong amid cooling construction

    Further evidence of the cooling off in construction has come with reports of an 8.5% decline in contract awards last month over August 2019. The total value for the month was £4.4 billion, initially showing...

    Construction bouncing back from lockdown but no-deal Brexit threat still looms – CPA

    Strong demand for new private housing and repair & maintenance looks set to mitigate the historic falls in construction growth during lockdown but the industry is not out of the woods yet and faces...

    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,...

    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...

    Homebuilding leads construction upturn – Markit

    A steep rise in homebuilding has led a strong upturn on construction activity at the end of the third quarter, with firms increasing their purchasing at the quickest pace for nearly five years, according...

    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...

    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...