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  • Consumer Confidence Barometer: Brexit Special by GFK

      UK Consumer confidence dives post-Brexit  In a one-off special GfK Consumer Confidence Barometer (CCB) to measure post-referendum sentiment, the core Index has fallen 8 points to -9. All of… Read more

    Type: News |  Posted: 8th July 2016

  • Brexit Update by BMF MD John Newcomb

    Following on from my brief statement last Friday I believe that we have all made time for contemplation over the weekend and to start to consider the implications of Brexit… Read more

    Type: News |  Posted: 27th June 2016

  • Knauf Insulation comment: Q1 2016

    John Sinfield, Managing Director Knauf Insulation is BMBI’s Expert for Mineral Wool Insulation. Knauf Insulation is pleased to be associated with the BMBI. In this increasingly unpredictable world any source… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 1st June 2016

  • Keystone Lintels comment: Q1 2016

    Derrick McFarland, Managing Director Keystone Lintels is BMBI’s Expert for Steel Lintels The year started positively for the steel lintels market which is strongly associated with new housebuilding. January and… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 1st June 2016

  • Keylite Roof Windows comment: Q1 2016

    John Duffin, Managing Director Keylite Roof Windows is BMBI’s Expert for Roof Windows. The roof window market had a strong start to the year with a busy first quarter, 8-9%… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 1st June 2016

  • IKO comment: Q1 2016

    Andy Williamson, Group Managing Director IKO plc is BMBI’s Expert for Roofing Products. Roofing had a slow first quarter, echoing the recently published manufacturing figures. The storms late last year… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 1st June 2016

  • Timbmet comment: Q1 2016

    Nigel Cox, Managing Director Timbmet is BMBI’s Expert for Timber & Panel Products. The market for timber and panel products is ahead of 2015. Housebuilders, particularly national housebuilders, have been… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 1st June 2016

  • AWMS comment: Q1 2016

    Steve Durdant-Hollamby, Managing Director Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) is BMBI’s Expert for Civils, Metal Rainwater & Drainage. A mild winter and spring has been good for trading, particularly for metal… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 1st June 2016

  • Hanson Cement comment: Q1 2016

    Keith Ellis, Commercial Director Hanson Cement is BMBI’s Expert for Cement & Aggregates. Cement and aggregate sales in line with other Mineral Product Association products were generally flat over the… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 1st June 2016

  • Crystal Direct comment: Q1 2016

    Steve Halford, Group Managing Director Crystal Direct is BMBI’s Expert for PVC-U Windows & Doors. Builders’ merchants’ sales of PVC-U windows and doors are growing explosively fast. Starting from a… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 1st June 2016

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