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BMBI: Volume sales to builders and trades decreased 10.5%

BMBI Q3 2023 Highlights Infographic MASTER

The Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) reports that compared to the same period in 2022, Q3 2023 total volume sales to builders and trades fell -10.5% from Britain’s Builders’ Merchants. Value sales were down -3.3%, as prices rose +8.0%. There was no difference in trading days. The three largest categories …

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PHMI provides insight into struggling merchant market

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The Plumbing & Heating index (PHMI) report indicated that price increases has driven a 2.6% increase in value sales growth compared to the same period in 2022 (+5.8%) higher prices; it also highlights that volumes fell 3%. Mike Rigby, CEO of MRA Research which produce the report, said: “House building …

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Free online construction carbon database launched by BCIS

James Fiske CEO BCIS

The Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) has launched its free-to-access carbon database and is asking for the industry to unite behind it. The first data repository of its kind, it’s Built Environment Carbon Database (BECD) is designed to help drive down carbon emissions by enabling users to both submit data …

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Baxi unveils specialist commercial heat pump facility and new heat pump technology

Baxi Specialist Commercial Heat Pump facility in Vilafranca del Penedes

Baxi has hosted its first official visit to its €13 million (£11 million) commercial heat pump R&D and laboratory site in Vilafranca del Penedès, Spain. Its 7,000m² factory, located near Barcelona and opened just last year, is focused on developing and producing commercial heat pump technology. Its site boasts complete …

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Construction sector to shrink by 2.8%

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Searchland analysis has found that the UK construction sector is set to reduce by -2.8% in 2023, driven by a declining residential sector as developers continue to struggle with the challenges presented in the current market. It showed that prior to the pandemic, the market size of both the residential …

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Construction Leadership Council’s statement reports more misery

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The Construction Products Association, which is a part of the Construction Leadership Council, has released a statement explaining that little has changed, in terms of product supply, since last month’s report with good availability across all products and regions. This is largely driven by a continuing overall decline in construction …

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PHMI report indicates that volume sales and prices increased

PHMI August 2023 Highlights Infographic MASTER

Plumbing & Heating Merchant Index report show total value sales for August 2023 through specialist plumbing and heating merchants were up +2.8% higher than July, volume sales edged up +0.8% with prices up +1.9%. Total value sales over the last three months, June to August 2023, were +6.2% higher than …

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CPA Autumn Forecasts more tough times ahead for construction

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CPA’s Autumn Forecasts construction output is expected to fall by 6.8% in 2023, similar to the 7% contraction forecast three months ago, before a further marginal fall of 0.3% in 2024. This is a revision down from the 0.7% growth forecast in the Summer publication due to a weaker economic …

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Tradepeople’s favourite songs to work to have been revealed

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Research has revealed that Nirvana, The Killers and AC/DC are the most popular artists tradespeople like to listen to, obviously while they are working… The research, gathered by Toolbox by Admiral, was revealed using Spotify data to find the music that most often features in 14 trades’ most popular playlists. …

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Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity partners with CITB and Samaritans to create wellbeing tool

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The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has partnered with CITB and Samaritans to create a wellbeing support tool, as part of the industry wide initiative Make It Visible. Make It Visible aims to make welfare and wellbeing support visible on every construction site, helping to reduce the stigma around the subject …

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