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Growth Slows for Construction SMEs, says Federation of Master Builders

Results from the State of Trade Survey

Growth Slows for Construction SMEs, says Federation of Master Builders

The SME construction sector grew in the second quarter of 2017, albeit at a slower rate than the first three months of the year, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Key results from the FMB’s State of Trade Survey for Q2 2017, which is the only quarterly assessment of the UK-wide SME construction sector, include .....

RICS Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey: Growth in Construction Workloads Pegged by Uncertainty

RICS Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey:  Growth in Construction Workloads Pegged by Uncertainty

Workloads have slowed across all sectors of the construction industry as Brexit delays investment, according to the Q2 2017 UK RICS Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey.   Anecdotal evidence from respondents suggests that uncertainty regarding Brexit is weighing on investment decisions, alongside the political turmoil generated from last month’s general election.

Survey highlights:

  • Workload growth slows as Brexit delays investment.
  • Private commercial and industrial sectors see the most significant easing in activity.
  • Infrastructure workloads remain broadly unchanged with road, rail and energy expected to see strongest growth.
  • Respondents expecting further pressure on tender prices with shrinking profit margins .......

New Exhibition - House 2 Home Show

To be held in Liverpool in April 2018

New Exhibition - House 2 Home Show

The House2Home Show is a new free-to-attend exhibition of the very latest luxury products and services for the home, being held at St. George’s Hall in Liverpool from 20th-21st April 2018.

The organisers have researched .....

Government / Industry Partnership to Boost Construction Exports

New Service Launched by Greg Hands to Help UK Construction Companies Secure Billions in New Contracts Abroad

Government / Industry Partnership to Boost Construction Exports

The Department for International Trade will join with 17 of the UK’s leading firms from the infrastructure industry in a new partnership to help UK companies secure major international contracts.

Infrastructure Exports: UK (IE:UK) will bring together companies of all sizes to .....

Electricity Generating Sets Market Report – UK 2017-2021 Analysis – Report by AMA

Increasing Power Requirements and Recovery in Construction Lead to 24% Growth in the Generating Set Market Since 2013

Electricity Generating Sets Market Report – UK 2017-2021 Analysis – Report by AMA

The UK generating set market, up to 750 kVA, has experienced 24% overall growth 2013-16.   Whilst the growth rate slowed to around 3% in 2016, factors that fuelled significant growth in earlier years - such as improvements in residential output, recovery of the manufacturing sector and growth of data centres – all .....

Construction Outlook – Mid-Year Forecast Published

Civil Engineering: Value of underlying new project starts in 2018 is expected to rise by 19% y-on-y

Construction Outlook – Mid-Year Forecast Published

Glenigan has published its Construction Outlook – Mid-Year Forecast 2017 and predicts that construction workloads will be constrained over the next two years as a result of slower UK economic growth.

The comprehensive 26-page forecast looks at the prospects for the .....

Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI®: UK Construction Sector Recovery Loses Momentum in June

Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI®:  UK Construction Sector Recovery Loses Momentum in June

Key findings:

  • Business activity growth slows from May’s 17-month high

  • Weaker rises in new orders and employment

  • Business optimism eases to its lowest so far in 2017

June data revealed weaker growth momentum across the UK construction sector, with business activity, new work and employment all expanding at slower rates than in May.   Survey respondents commented on signs of renewed risk aversion .....

May Sees Another Decrease in Construction Levels

Infrastructure contract values 39.4% lower, commercial & retail contract values 40.6% lower (Y-o-Y)

May Sees Another Decrease in Construction Levels

In their June 2017 Economic & Construction Market Review, the CPA and Barbour ABI reported on overall construction activity, as published by the ONS covering April 2017, and according to their own research for May 2017, under the headline:

Contract Activity Falls Again in May

The Review explained that the latest ONS figures indicated that April's construction output fell by 1.6% month-on-month and by 0.6% year-on-year.   It went on to state that, based on the Barbour ABI data, the value of new .....

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Homebuilding & Renovating Self & Custom Build Market Report 2017

Homebuilding & Renovating Self & Custom Build Market Report 2017

The value of the self build and custom build market is forecast to grow by 41% by 2020.   The Government has identified the sector as a key contributor to meeting its housebuilding targets in a way that creates choice and quality for the wider public.

The brand new 112 page Homebuilding & Renovating Self & Custom Build Market Report 2017 is the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of the current and future market ever produced.

Supported by the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA), the Report will .....

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