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  • Keystone Lintels Comment: Q3 2019

    Derrick McFarland, Managing Director Keystone Lintels is BMBI’s Expert for Steel Lintels. Quarter three started firm to flat and, while September’s performance was better than the previous year, the quarter… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 26th November 2019

  • IKO PLC Comment: Q3 2019

    Paul Owen, Commercial Director Distribution IKO PLC is BMBI’s Expert for Roofing Products. Quarter three has been a strong three months for the roofing sector, with sales up significantly on… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 26th November 2019

  • Hanson Cement Comment: Q3 2019

    Andrew Simpson, National Commercial Director Hanson Cement is BMBI’s Expert for Cement & Aggregates. The Mineral Products Association reported that seasonally-adjusted demand for construction products improved in Q3 compared to… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 26th November 2019

  • AWMS Comment: Q3 2019

    John Coe, Commercial Director Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) is BMBI’s Expert for Civils, Metal Rainwater & Drainage. Quarter three was challenging. Despite two reasonable performances in July and September,… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 26th November 2019

  • Timbmet Comment: Q3 2019

    Nigel Cox, Managing Director Timbmet is BMBI’s Expert for Timber & Panel Products. In the continued political and economic uncertainty, little has changed since my comments in the last quarter’s… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 26th November 2019

  • Keylite Roof Windows Comment: Q3 2019

    John Duffin, Managing Director Keylite Roof Windows is BMBI’s Expert for Roof Windows. What a mixed bag 2019 has been, and quarter three was no different. July sales were well… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 26th November 2019

  • The Crystal Group Comment: Q3 2019

    Kevin Morgan, Group Commercial Director The Crystal Group is BMBI’s Expert for PVC-U Windows & Doors. The construction and refurbishment sectors, along with fenestration, have entered more difficult times. Some… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 26th November 2019

  • Dulux Trade Comment: Q3 2019

    Paul Roughan, Trade Merchants Sales Director Dulux Trade is BMBI’s Expert for Paint. Last quarter, the BMBI macroeconomics commentary was filled with uncertainty and low confidence. Brexit didn’t happen, again,… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 26th November 2019

  • Lakes Comment: Q3 2019

    Mike Tattam, Sales & Marketing Director Lakes is BMBI’s Expert for Shower Enclosures & Showering. With political parties outdoing themselves in predicting dire consequences, and politicians and the media flinging… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 26th November 2019

  • RCI Article – Merchants’ sales fall as Brexit deadline nears

    Merchants’ sales fall as Brexit deadline nears After a strong start to the year, growing uncertainty around Brexit has led to a marked slowdown in merchants’ sales. Total Builders Merchants… Read more

    Type: Blog |  Posted: 21st November 2019

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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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