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  • Keystone Lintels comment: Q1 2016

    Derrick McFarland, Managing Director Keystone Lintels is BMBI’s Expert for Steel Lintels The year started positively for the steel lintels market which is strongly associated with new housebuilding. January and… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 1st June 2016

  • Keylite Roof Windows comment: Q1 2016

    John Duffin, Managing Director Keylite Roof Windows is BMBI’s Expert for Roof Windows. The roof window market had a strong start to the year with a busy first quarter, 8-9%… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 1st June 2016

  • IKO comment: Q1 2016

    Andy Williamson, Group Managing Director IKO plc is BMBI’s Expert for Roofing Products. Roofing had a slow first quarter, echoing the recently published manufacturing figures. The storms late last year… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 1st June 2016

  • Timbmet comment: Q1 2016

    Nigel Cox, Managing Director Timbmet is BMBI’s Expert for Timber & Panel Products. The market for timber and panel products is ahead of 2015. Housebuilders, particularly national housebuilders, have been… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 1st June 2016

  • AWMS comment: Q1 2016

    Steve Durdant-Hollamby, Managing Director Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) is BMBI’s Expert for Civils, Metal Rainwater & Drainage. A mild winter and spring has been good for trading, particularly for metal… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 1st June 2016

  • Hanson Cement comment: Q1 2016

    Keith Ellis, Commercial Director Hanson Cement is BMBI’s Expert for Cement & Aggregates. Cement and aggregate sales in line with other Mineral Product Association products were generally flat over the… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 1st June 2016

  • Crystal Direct comment: Q1 2016

    Steve Halford, Group Managing Director Crystal Direct is BMBI’s Expert for PVC-U Windows & Doors. Builders’ merchants’ sales of PVC-U windows and doors are growing explosively fast. Starting from a… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 1st June 2016

  • Timbmet is the new BMBI Expert for Timber & Panel Products

    Timbmet is the new BMBI Expert for Timber & Panel Products Timbmet Managing Director Nigel Cox joins the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) as the Expert for Timber and Panel… Read more

    Type: News |  Posted: 30th May 2016

  • Crystal Direct comment: Q4 2015

    Steve Halford, Group Managing Director Crystal Direct is BMBI’s Expert for PVC-U Windows & Doors. Until recently, both builders and the builders’ merchants who supplied them took windows and doors… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 25th May 2016

  • Keystone Lintels comment: Q4 2015

    Derrick McFarland, Managing Director Keystone Lintels is BMBI’s Expert for Steel Lintels. The lintels market moves broadly in line with Heavy Building Materials, which were 2.9% up in Q4 2015… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 25th May 2016

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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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