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  • Keystone Lintels Comment: Q4 2019

    Derrick McFarland, Managing Director Keystone Lintels is BMBI’s Expert for Steel Lintels. Quarter four was disappointing, and all the gains made earlier in the year were eroded away in this… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2020

  • AWMS Comment: Q4 2019

    John Coe, Commercial Director Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) is BMBI’s Expert for Metal Rainwater & Drainage. With greater political stability, after the General Election, consumer and business confidence have… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2020

  • The Crystal Group Comment: Q4 2019

    Kevin Morgan, Group Commercial Director The Crystal Group is BMBI’s Expert for PVC-U Windows & Doors. In the PVC-U doors and windows market, 2019 was a year of two halves:… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2020

  • Keylite Roof Windows Comment: Q4 2019

    John Duffin, Director Keylite Roof Windows is BMBI’s Expert for Roof Windows. The performance of the roof window market in quarter four continued on the downwards trajectory set in the… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2020

  • Dulux Trade Comment: Q4 2019

    Paul Roughan, Trade Merchants Sales Director Dulux Trade is BMBI’s Expert for Paint. Quite a lot has happened since the last report! The Conservatives won a comprehensive General Election victory… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2020

  • Lakes Comment: Q4 2019

    Mike Tattam, Sales & Marketing Director Lakes is BMBI’s Expert for Shower Enclosures & Showering. Looking back, 2019 was a year on hold. The first quarter started promisingly, but the… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2020

  • Hanson Cement Comment: Q4 2019

    Andrew Simpson, Packed Products Director Hanson Cement is BMBI’s Expert for Cement & Aggregates. Seasonally-adjusted demand for mineral products in Q4 2019 was mixed, reports the Mineral Products Association (MPA)…. Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2020

  • Wienerberger UK Comment: Q4 2019

    Kevin Tolson, Commercial Director Wienerberger UK is MBI’s Expert for Bricks & Roof Tiles. After a couple of interesting years across the industry we’re seeing the merchant focus shifting slightly,… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2020

  • Midland Lead Comment: Q4 2019

    Lynn Street, Sales & Marketing Manager Midland Lead is BMBI’s Expert for Lead. Following a generally strong 2019 for the roofing sector, a number of political challenges had a negative… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2020

  • Polypipe Civils Comment: Q4 2019

    Steve Durdant-Hollamby, Managing Director Polypipe Civils is BMBI’s Expert for Civils & Green Urbanisation. Bad weather, the disruptive effect of the election and a longer than normal Christmas shutdown, knocked… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2020

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