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  • Encon Insulation comment: Q4 2018

    Mike Beard, Merchant Development Director Encon Insulation is BMBI’s Expert for Insulation Products – Distribution. There seems to be no doubt that uncertainty and anxiety surrounding Brexit is increasingly weakening… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2019

  • Knauf Insulation comment: Q4 2018

    Neil Hargreaves, Managing Director Knauf Insulation is BMBI’s Expert for Mineral Wool Insulation. Changing trends in specification played a big role in the strong, sustained demand for mineral wool insulation… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2019

  • Keystone Lintels comment: Q4 2018

    Derrick McFarland, Managing Director Keystone Lintels is BMBI’s Expert for Steel Lintels. I am delighted to report that steel lintel demand in the fourth quarter of 2018 continued in the… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2019

  • IKO PLC comment: Q4 2018

    Paul Owen, Commercial Director Distribution IKO PLC is BMBI’s Expert for Roofing Products. Roofing product sales were strong in the last three months of 2018, with sales ahead of Q4… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2019

  • Hanson Cement comment: Q4 2018

    Andrew Simpson, National Commercial Director Hanson Cement is BMBI’s Expert for Cement & Aggregates. Seasonally adjusted demand for construction products finished strongly in Q4 2018. This had a positive effect… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2019

  • AWMS comment: Q4 2018

    John Coe, Commercial Director Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) is BMBI’s Expert for Civils, Metal Rainwater & Drainage. The year ended strongly with the civils, metal rainwater and drainage sector… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2019

  • Timbmet comment: Q4 2018

    Nigel Cox, Managing Director Timbmet is BMBI’s Expert for Timber & Panel Products. Timber and panel product sales were good in Q4 2018. As this report shows, timber and joinery… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2019

  • Keylite Roof Windows comment: Q4 2018

    John Duffin, Managing Director Keylite Roof Windows is BMBI’s Expert for Roof Windows. 2018 ended more positively than it began as continued growth in quarter four erased the damage done… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2019

  • The Crystal Group comment: Q4 2018

    Steve Halford, Group Managing Director The Crystal Group is BMBI’s Expert for PVC-U Windows & Doors. The total market for PVC-U windows and doors is slow growing and mature, but… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2019

  • Dulux Trade comment: Q4 2018

    Paul Roughan, Trade Merchants Sales Director Dulux Trade, is BMBI’s Expert for Paint. The trade paint market finished with a strong December performance – a year-on-year growth of 1.9% in… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 21st February 2019

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