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  • Buildingtalk.com Blog: Small growth for merchants in Q1

    Small growth for merchants in Q1 Total builders’ merchant value sales to builders and contractors were up 0.4% in Q1 compared with Q1 2017, with one less trading day this… Read more

    Type: Blog |  Posted: 12th July 2018

  • RCI Article – Small growth for merchants in Q1

    Small growth for merchants in Q1 Total builders’ merchant value sales to roofers, builders and contractors were up 0.4% in Q1 compared with Q1 2017, with one less trading day… Read more

    Type: Blog |  Posted: 20th June 2018

  • RCI Article – Merchants up in February

    Merchants up in February Total Builders’ merchant value sales to roofers, builders and contractors were up 4.0% in February compared with February last year. Five categories did better: Plumbing Heating… Read more

    Type: Blog |  Posted: 15th June 2018

  • Heatrae Sadia comment: Q1 2018

    Paul Rivett, Managing Director Heatrae Sadia is BMBI’s Expert for Water Heating. The first quarter of 2018 was difficult with three days of lost sales due to bad weather conditions…. Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 22nd May 2018

  • Talasey Group comment: Q1 2018

    Malcolm Gough, Group Sales & Marketing Director Talasey Group is BMBI’s Expert for Natural Stone Landscaping Products, Vitrified Paving & Artificial Grass. The ‘Beast from the East’ really hit external… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 22nd May 2018

  • Ibstock comment: Q1 2018

    Tony France, Sales Director Ibstock, is BMBI’s Expert for Bricks. Following very high demand for bricks throughout 2017, despatches in the first quarter of 2018 have been lower than expected…. Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 22nd May 2018

  • Encon Insulation comment: Q1 2018

    Mike Beard, Merchant Development Director Encon Insulation is BMBI’s Expert for Insulation Products – Distribution. The first quarter was challenging for most players in the sector, due partly to the… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 22nd May 2018

  • Knauf Insulation comment: Q1 2018

    John Sinfield, Managing Director Knauf Insulation is BMBI’s Expert for Mineral Wool Insulation. Despite adverse weather conditions in February and March, it’s not all gloomy news for the construction industry…. Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 22nd May 2018

  • Keystone Lintels comment: Q1 2018

    Derrick McFarland, Managing Director Keystone Lintels is BMBI’s Expert for Steel Lintels. What a difference a year makes – comparing the first three months of 2018 with Q1 2017. In… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 22nd May 2018

  • IKO PLC comment: Q1 2018

    Andy Williamson, Group Managing Director IKO Plc is BMBI’s Expert for Roofing Products. Following a mixed picture in Q4 2017, this first quarter started much more positively for roofing. Storms… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 22nd May 2018

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Launched in 2015, the award winning monthly Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report is the only reliable measure of repair, maintenance & improvement (RMI) activity in the UK. Filling an important gap, it can be widely used in construction, and by economists, Government, national media, commentators and influencers outside the industry.

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