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  • Hanson Cement comment: Q3 2018

    Andrew Simpson, National Commercial Director Hanson Cement is BMBI’s Expert for Cement & Aggregates. The Mineral Products Association (MPA) reported that seasonally-adjusted demand for construction products weakened in quarter three… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 20th November 2018

  • AWMS comment: Q3 2018

    Steve Durdant-Hollamby, Managing Director Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) is BMBI’s Expert for Civils, Metal Rainwater & Drainage. Quarter three was a very mixed period, which ended in a particularly… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 20th November 2018

  • Timbmet Comment: Q3 2018

    Nigel Cox, Managing Director Timbmet is BMBI’s Expert for Timber & Panel Products. The third quarter of 2018 continued to see strong year-on-year growth for timber and panel products reflected… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 20th November 2018

  • Keylite Roof Windows comment: Q3 2018

    John Duffin, Managing Director Keylite Roof Windows is BMBI’s Expert for Roof Windows. Quarter three has continued positively as the roof window industry experienced another double-digit growth period. This reflects… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 20th November 2018

  • The Crystal Group comment: Q3 2018

    Steve Halford, Group Managing Director The Crystal Group is BMBI’s Expert for PVC-U Windows & Doors. After decades when they were unable to sell bespoke PVC-U windows and doors competitively,… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 20th November 2018

  • Dulux Trade comment: Q3 2018

    Paul Roughan, Trade Merchants Sales Director Dulux Trade, is BMBI’s Expert for Paint. If the ‘Beast from the East’ was this year’s villain, the hero for decorative paint was the… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 20th November 2018

  • Lakes comment: Q3 2018

    Mike Tattam, Sales & Marketing Director Lakes, is BMBI’s Expert for Shower Enclosures & Showering. After a relatively strong second quarter, BMBI Q3 kitchen and bathroom sales were disappointing. Sales… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 20th November 2018

  • BMN Blog – Insulation in demand

    In his latest blog, John Sinfield, Managing Director at Knauf Insulation and BMBI expert for mineral wool insulation says new opportunities are on the horizon for manufacturers and merchants alike…. Read more

    Type: Blog |  Posted: 16th October 2018

  • Buildingtalk.com Blog – Stronger second quarter for merchants

    Total builders’ merchant value sales to builders and contractors were up 7.2% in Q2 compared with Q2 2017, helped by one more trading day this year. Average sales a day… Read more

    Type: Blog |  Posted: 16th October 2018

  • Buildingtalk.com Blog – Merchants’ sales break records in July

    Total builders’ merchant value sales to builders and contractors were up 8.3% in July compared with July 2017, helped by one more trading day this year. Average sales a day… Read more

    Type: Blog |  Posted: 16th October 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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