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Latest BMBI report shows strong Builders Merchants sales

Britain’s builders and contractors continue to buy more from Builders’ Merchants, defying predictions of a post-Brexit slump.

Steve Halford, Group Managing Director Crystal Direct, BMBI’s Expert for PVC-U Windows and Doors says: “Builders’ merchants’ third quarter sales of PVC-U windows and doors were nearly 10% up on Q2 2016. We expect this fast growth to continue as builders’ merchants gain share of the over £5 billion windows, doors and conservatories market, and they convince builders to buy their windows and doors where it is easiest and most convenient.

“While Q3 sales were around 10% ahead of Q2, the growth in builder enquiry values feeding that sales growth was just over 30% in the same period.

“Putting this in context, over the same Q3 period the overall PVC-U windows and doors market hardly grew at all. Consumer confidence, weakened initially by the shock and confusion following the EU referendum result, took its time to recover, so builders’ merchants’ strong growth means that merchants are gaining market share.”

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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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