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  • Bumper Q1 value sales but increase driven more by price inflation than volume

    Total value sales data from Britain’s Builders’ Merchants shows Q1 2022 was a bumper quarter thanks in part to a record-breaking March, which clocked up the highest ever total sales… Read more

    Type: News |  Posted: 19th May 2022

  • Polypipe Civils Comment: Q1 2022

    Through the first quarter of 2022, we saw a strong return after the much needed Christmas break. January and February were extremely buoyant, despite the continuing pressures on material supply… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 19th May 2022

  • eCommonSense Comment: Q1 2022

    While significant financial investment in cutting edge technology is unobtainable for many small to medium sized merchants, digital solutions are necessary to make their business attractive in an increasingly competitive… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 18th May 2022

  • Lakes Comment: Q1 2022

    This year has got off to a stuttering start in Q1 as rising inflation, the Russia-Ukraine conflict and labour shortages contribute to new challenges for the KBB industry to negotiate…. Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 18th May 2022

  • Keylite Roof Windows Comment: Q1 2022

    At the end of 2021, we reported exceptional demand for roof windows. This prompted most suppliers to put their customers on allocation to ensure available capacity was shared fairly across… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 18th May 2022

  • Dulux Trade Comment: Q1 2022

    With inflation at a 30-year high, disposable incomes are starting to be squeezed. The cost of living crisis dominated headlines in March as annual inflation hit 7%, weakening demand across… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 18th May 2022

  • Crystal Group Comment: Q1 2022

    A lot has changed over the past two years, and the windows and doors industry seems to have been presented with new challenges to overcome every month. Twenty twenty-two looks… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 18th May 2022

  • Midland Lead Comment: Q1 2022

    The first quarter has again been full of unpredictable global circumstances that affected every single business, not least the construction sector. During the pandemic there was an increase in activity… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 18th May 2022

  • Hanson Cement Comment: Q1 2022

    This year has started well for the cement and aggregate industries, with strong quarterly volume sales despite January and February construction output being hampered by bad weather. The latest Mineral… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 18th May 2022

  • Knauf Insulation Comment: Q1 2022

    Merchants spent much of 2021 wrestling with questions of supply and demand. 2022 has seen those two words remain at the fore, but not just in relation to products. This… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 18th May 2022

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