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  • RCI Article – Merchants value sales up in May

    Total builders’ merchant value sales to roofers, builders and contractors increased 6.9% in May compared with May last year. Five categories did better, with Plumbing Heating & Electrical (11.9%) the… Read more

    Type: Blog |  Posted: 16th October 2018

  • RCI Article – Merchants’ sales break records in July

    Total builders’ merchant value sales to roofers, builders and contractors were up 8.3% in July compared with July 2017, helped by one more trading day this year. Average sales a… Read more

    Type: Blog |  Posted: 16th October 2018

  • Heatrae Sadia comment: Q2 2018

    Paul Rivett, Managing Director Heatrae Sadia is BMBI’s Expert for Water Heating. We are currently enjoying a glorious summer and the half year has just passed, yet it seems only… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st August 2018

  • Talasey Group comment: Q2 2018

    Malcolm Gough, Group Sales & Marketing Director Talasey Group is BMBI’s Expert for Natural Stone Landscaping Products, Vitrified Paving & Artificial Grass. The sun came out in Q2 and as… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st August 2018

  • Ibstock comment: Q2 2018

    Tony France, Sales Director Ibstock is BMBI’s Expert for Bricks. GB brick industry despatches in the first 6 months of 2018 were at lower than expected levels, due primarily to… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st August 2018

  • Encon Insulation comment: Q2 2018

    Mike Beard, Merchant Development Director Encon Insulation is BMBI’s Expert for Insulation Products – Distribution. Insulation sectors are experiencing strong sales although it is unclear how much of this is… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st August 2018

  • Knauf Insulation comment: Q2 2018

    John Sinfield, Managing Director Knauf Insulation is BMBI’s Expert for Mineral Wool Insulation. Housebuilding momentum and a growing number of enquiries for non-combustible insulation material mean demand for glass and… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st August 2018

  • Keystone Lintels comment: Q2 2018

    Derrick McFarland, Managing Director Keystone Lintels is BMBI’s Expert for Steel Lintels. What a difference sunshine makes! Weather conditions in the first two quarters of 2018 have significantly influenced demand…. Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st August 2018

  • IKO PLC comment: Q2 2018

    Paul Owen, Commercial Director Distribution IKO PLC is BMBI’s Expert for Roofing Products. There are mixed fortunes in the roofing sector with retail sales struggling but a more positive private… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st August 2018

  • Hanson Cement comment: Q2 2018

    Andrew Simpson, National Commercial Director Hanson Cement is BMBI’s Expert for Cement & Aggregates. Demand for construction products increased in quarter two following the poor start to the year due… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st August 2018

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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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