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41% of UK HVAC Contractors Now Purchase Materials Directly From Manufacturer

Up from 31% in 2015

41% of UK HVAC Contractors Now Purchase Materials Directly From Manufacturer

The share of HVAC installers that purchase directly from the manufacturer has increased in Europe.   This development is particularly visible in Germany and the United Kingdom.   This is one of the results of the Q3 2017 report of the European Mechanical Installation Monitor, theme: "Purchase Channels."   USP Marketing Consultancy has investigated which purchase channels (pure online, specialized wholesale, DIY stores, and so on) are used by the European HVAC installers & plumbers and what share of wallet each channel has.   The results of this research .....

Architect@Work 2018 Announces List of Speakers and Final Exhibitors

Architect@Work 2018 Announces List of Speakers and Final Exhibitors

An impressive list of industry experts from architecture, development and the arts is set to share knowledge at Architect@Work 2018, alongside stands from 100 leading international architectural product suppliers.   The London edition of the global two-day event, aimed at architects, designers and specifiers is in its sixth year and is being held at Olympia National Hall on 24th and 25th January.   The two days are free for registered trade visitors and offers complimentary catering throughout the event, encouraging networking and downtime as well as deal-making.

The theme for Architect@Work 2018 is .....

New Organisation Launched to Support Professionals in Hotel Construction and Development Sector

New Organisation Launched to Support Professionals in Hotel Construction and Development Sector

According to Barbour ABI's October Economic and Market Review, the value of construction contracts in the UK's hotel and hospitality sector was some £1.1 billion in the three months to September, with London accounting for more than 38% of all contracts awarded.

Needless to say the potential opportunities in the field are immense and a new organisation has been established which could help support those industry professionals navigating this often complex sub-sector.

Hotel Property UK aims to become .....

IFSEC to Take New Industry Role

Addressing critical global security challenges

IFSEC to Take New Industry Role

2017 has been a year where organisations and governments became increasingly aware that the manner of threat which they were working to prevent has changed irrevocably. Europe fell victim to a string of unpredictable attacks; Yahoo saw their share value fall by $350 billion over 48 hours after the largest security breach in history was revealed; the NHS found their physical assets left vulnerable after a ransomware attack disrupted their ambulance service; the FBI and Apple went to war on encryption and Airbnb properties were left in chaos when a smartlock update went wrong.

As of 2018, it is IFSEC’s commitment .....

Commercial and Industrial Doors and Shutters Market Report – UK 2017- Analysis – Report by AMA

UK Commercial and Industrial Doors Market Regains Pre-Recession Level

Commercial and Industrial Doors and Shutters Market Report – UK 2017- Analysis – Report by AMA

The commercial and industrial doors market increased by an estimated 3% in 2016, following 4% growth in 2015, though there are indications that the growth rate is slowing in 2017.   Key factors underpinning growth in the market have included the increase in private commercial and industrial newbuild and non-residential RMI since 2012.   While the market for industrial doors .....

The BCLive League Table Recorded an Unexpected but Welcome Rally

The Builders’ Conference CEO, Neil Edwards, looks over the set of monthly figures

The BCLive League Table Recorded an Unexpected but Welcome Rally

Armed with the statistics for the first three quarters of 2017, the wider media finally cottoned on to what the BCLive league table had been illustrating pretty much since the year began; that, with the notable exception of August, the landmark month in which the first tranche of HS2 contracts was let, the industry has been on a marked downward trajectory.    For the past few weeks .....

Construction in Ireland: Activity Rises at Weakest Pace in 31 Months

Construction in Ireland:  Activity Rises at Weakest Pace in 31 Months

October data signalled slower growth in the Irish construction sector, with weaker rises in total activity, new orders and employment all recorded.   Meanwhile, the rate of input cost inflation quickened to a fourmonth high amid reports that material shortages had led to price rises.   The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 54.5 in October, down from 56.5 in September.   The reading signalled ......

Construction Equipment Rental Market Report – UK 2017-2021 Analysis – Report by AMA

UK Construction Equipment Rental Market Set to Exceed Pre-Recession Value by 2019

Construction Equipment Rental Market Report – UK 2017-2021 Analysis – Report by AMA

The UK’s construction equipment rental market is forecast to be worth over £4.7bn in 2019, exceeding its peak value reached in 2007.   Growth in this market has been continuous since 2011, at a level of 3-4% per year.   The primary driver for growth is the performance of .....

Glenigan to Launch 2018 UK Construction Forecast

.... at Bloomberg in London on Tuesday 21st November

Glenigan to Launch 2018 UK Construction Forecast

Network with peers and listen to guest speakers from across the UK construction industry give their views on what’s coming up in the future at The Glenigan Breakfast Briefing.

Glenigan's Economics Director Allan Wilén will present .....

Rural Property Industry to Benefit from Rise in Self-Builders

New Report from Homebuilding & Renovating

Rural Property Industry to Benefit from Rise in Self-Builders

Self-builders in the UK are more likely to build in rural locations rather than urban areas.   According to The Self & Custom Build Market Report, the proportion of self-builders with projects in rural local authorities is 43 per cent compared with the number of households based in England based in rural areas, which equates to 21 per cent.   Conversely .....

IHS Markit Germany Construction PMI®: German Construction Sector Continues to Grow Despite Capacity Constraints

IHS Markit Germany Construction PMI®:  German Construction Sector Continues to Grow Despite Capacity Constraints

Key findings:

  • New orders increase more slowly amid reports of full utilisation of resources
  • Strong rate of job creation maintained as firms look to boost capacity
  • Intense supply chain constraints contribute to sharp rise in input costs

The German construction sector maintained a solid rate of growth at the start of the fourth quarter, despite intense capacity pressures, according to the latest PMI® survey data from IHS Markit.   Total industry activity rose at ....

Glenigan Index: Hotel and Leisure, Retail and Civils Bright Spots Amid Overall Drop in Construction Starts

Glenigan Index:  Hotel and Leisure, Retail and Civils Bright Spots Amid Overall Drop in Construction Starts
  • Starts in the three months to October were 19% down on a year ago
  • Residential starts were 19% lower, due to a sharp fall in private housing activity and fewer social housing projects
  • Non-residential project starts were 18% down on the same period in 2016
  • Hotel and leisure starts rise 10% and retail projects 13% higher than a year ago
  • Civil engineering starts were 18% lower than a year ago, but 23% higher than during the previous three months on as seasonally adjusted basis due to a sharp rise work

The value of work starting on site in the three months to September was 15% lower than during the same period a year ago, according to the latest Glenigan Index.   On a seasonally adjusted basis .....

Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI®: Construction Activity Rises Slightly in October ....

.... But optimism falls to lowest for almost five years

Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI®:  Construction Activity Rises Slightly in October ....

Key findings:

  • Marginal upturn in construction output, led by housing activity
  • Civil engineering and commercial building decline again in October
  • Confidence regarding 12-month outlook drops to weakest since December 2012

UK construction companies signalled that business conditions remained subdued during October.   Output growth was largely confined to house building, which partly offset lower volumes of civil engineering and commercial activity.   Moreover, the balance of construction firms expecting an increase in business activity over the next 12 months eased to .....

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