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  • BMBI reports sales growth at UK Builders Merchants

    Figures just released in the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) show positive sales growth through UK builders merchants during the first quarter of the year. Total Q1 sales were… Read more

    Type: News |  Posted: 24th May 2019

  • Heatrae Sadia Comment: Q1 2019

    Jeff House, Head of External Affairs Baxi Heating UK (incorporating Heatrae Sadia) is BMBI’s Expert for Water Heating. So far 2019 has seen a positive start in the residential sector…. Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd May 2019

  • Talasey Group Comment: Q1 2019

    Malcolm Gough, Group Sales & Marketing Director Talasey Group is BMBI’s Expert for Natural Stone Landscaping Products, Vitrified Paving & Artificial Grass. The landscaping sector had an incredibly busy quarter… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd May 2019

  • Ibstock Comment: Q1 2019

    Tony France, Sales Director Ibstock is BMBI’s Expert for Bricks. GB brick manufacturers continue to increase production volumes, demonstrating a significant commitment to satisfy growing demand from the UK market…. Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd May 2019

  • Encon Insulation Comment: Q1 2019

    Mike Beard, Merchant Development Director Encon Insulation is BMBI’s Expert for Insulation Products – Distribution. The uncertainty of Brexit continues to influence the insulation distribution sector with confidence seeming to… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd May 2019

  • Knauf Insulation Comment: Q1 2019

    Neil Hargreaves, Managing Director Knauf Insulation is BMBI’s Expert for Mineral Wool Insulation. Robust demand for mineral wool insulation continues in 2019. Housebuilding remains buoyant in the Midlands and the… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd May 2019

  • Keystone Lintels Comment: Q1 2019

    Derrick McFarland, Managing Director Keystone Lintels is BMBI’s Expert for Steel Lintels. Not surprisingly, Q1 2019 is ahead of Q1 2018 although February was disappointing. No doubt the run up… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd May 2019

  • IKO PLC Comment: Q1 2019

    Paul Owen, Commercial Director Distribution IKO PLC is BMBI’s Expert for Roofing Products. The first three months of the year were very strong for the roofing sector with Q1 2019… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd May 2019

  • Hanson Cement Comment: Q1 2019

    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 mineral products declined in Q1… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd May 2019

  • AWMS Comment: Q1 2019

    John Coe, Commercial Director Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) is BMBI’s Expert for Civils, Metal Rainwater & Drainage. From our vantage point, the first quarter had a good start to… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd May 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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