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  • Knauf Insulation Comment: Q2 2019

    Neil Hargreaves, Managing Director Knauf Insulation is BMBI’s Expert for Mineral Wool Insulation. Demand for mineral wool insulation has been strong in the second quarter of 2019. Although the sector… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2019

  • Keystone Lintels Comment: Q2 2019

    Derrick McFarland, Managing Director Keystone Lintels is BMBI’s Expert for Steel Lintels. As reported last quarter, quarter two 2019 started strongly, with April and May in line with market predictions…. Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2019

  • IKO PLC Comment: Q2 2019

    Paul Owen, Commercial Director Distribution IKO PLC is BMBI’s Expert for Roofing Products. The second quarter started strongly in the roofing sector with sales up year on year, notably among… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2019

  • Hanson Cement Comment: Q2 2019

    Andrew Simpson, National Commercial Director Hanson Cement is BMBI’s Expert for Cement & Aggregates. Market conditions have been mixed this year. Sales were strong in quarter one, helped by good… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2019

  • AWMS Comment: Q2 2019

    John Coe, Commercial Director Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) is BMBI’s Expert for Civils, Metal Rainwater & Drainage. The second quarter of 2019 was challenging across every rainwater and drainage… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2019

  • Timbmet Comment: Q 2019

    Nigel Cox, Managing Director Timbmet is BMBI’s Expert for Timber & Panel Products. The second quarter saw weaker year-on-year growth in the demand for timber and panel products, although the… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2019

  • Keylite Roof Windows Comment: Q2 2019

    John Duffin, Managing Director Keylite Roof Windows is BMBI’s Expert for Roof Windows. Roof window growth was still in double figures in Q2 (as in Q1) with strong regional performances… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2019

  • The Crystal Group Comment: Q2 2019

    Kevin Morgan, Group Commercial Director The Crystal Group is BMBI’s Expert for PVC-U Windows & Doors. The overall windows and doors market had a poor first half. According to FENSA,… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2019

  • Dulux Trade Comment: Q2 2019

    Paul Roughan, Trade Merchants Sales Director Dulux Trade is BMBI’s Expert for Paint. Uncertainty and low confidence continued in quarter two, compounded by the Brexit saga. Deal or no deal?… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2019

  • Lakes Comment: Q2 2019

    Mike Tattam, Sales & Marketing Director Lakes is BMBI’s Expert for Shower Enclosures & Showering. Three years of negative headlines with politicians changing position and pretending they haven’t, has taken… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2019

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