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  • Strength of Q3 merchant sales bucks ONS trend

    Strength of Q3 merchant sales bucks ONS trend Sales of building materials through UK builders merchants remained strong in Q3 2016, the first three months following the Brexit vote. The… Read more

    Type: News |  Posted: 24th November 2016

  • Heatrae Sadia comment: Q3 2016

    Paul Rivett, Managing Director Heatrae Sadia, is BMBI’s Expert for Water Heating. The uncertainty leading up to the Brexit referendum has continued, stifling investment in current and new projects. Many… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 24th November 2016

  • Ibstock comment: Q3 2016

    Tony France, Sales Director Ibstock, is BMBI’s Expert for Bricks. “How do you see brick sales in 2017?” If I had a pound for every time I’ve been asked this… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 24th November 2016

  • Encon Insulation comment: Q3 2016

    Mike Beard, Merchant Development Director Encon Insulation is BMBI’s Expert for Insulation Products – Distribution. Objectively, Britain needs urgent investment in infrastructure and housing. Infrastructure looks certain to figure in… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 24th November 2016

  • Knauf Insulation comment: Q3 2016

    John Sinfield, Managing Director Knauf Insulation is BMBI’s Expert for Mineral Wool Insulation. The initial market uncertainty post-Brexit continued to subside through Q3. Builders’ merchant customers’ mineral wool insulation sales… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 24th November 2016

  • Keystone Lintels comment: Q3 2016

    Derrick McFarland, Managing Director Keystone Lintels is BMBI’s Expert for Steel Lintels. Trading over the summer was encouraging, with steel lintels’ volumes significantly up on Q3 2015. Although growth in… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 24th November 2016

  • IKO comment: Q3 2016

    Andy Williamson, Group Managing Director IKO PLC is BMBI’s Expert for Roofing Products. This time of year is usually very good for roofing, however the market has been slower than… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 24th November 2016

  • Hanson Cement comment: Q3 2016

    Jim Claydon, Managing Director Hanson Cement is BMBI’s Expert for Cement & Aggregates. Demand for mineral products was slightly down in Q3 2016, but beyond the quarterly fluctuations the longer-term… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 24th November 2016

  • AWMS comment: Q3 2016

    Steve Durdant-Hollamby, Managing Director Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) is BMBI’s Expert for Civils, Metal Rainwater & Drainage. The Civils market was flat to slightly down in Q3, but metal… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 24th November 2016

  • Timbmet comment: Q3 2016

    Nigel Cox, Managing Director Timbmet is BMBI’s Expert for Timber & Panel Products. Post Brexit vote turmoil has dented confidence in construction, but not disastrously. The merchant market for timber… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 24th November 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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