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  • Hanson Comment: Q2 2023

    After a sluggish first quarter, Q2 was better than expected for cement and aggregate sales particularly towards the end of June. However, volumes remain behind expectations. The latest figures from… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2023

  • Knauf-Insulation Comment: Q2 2023

    The second quarter of this year was turbulent even by construction’s recent standards. Inflation has proven stickier than first anticipated, and we’ve seen successive interest rate rises in response –… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2023

  • British Gypsum Comment: Q2 2023

    Sales volumes were lower in Q2 compared to the same period last year. However, this was in line with expectations, and we performed well across our principal sectors. Conditions were… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2023

  • Keystone Comment: Q2 2023

    The second quarter of 2023 started with a horrendous April before ‘recovering’ in May and June to make us feel slightly better, although significantly down on the same period last… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2023

  • Deceuninck Comment: Q2 2023

    If we needed reminding that sustainability is serious and not a buzzword, and that energy saving, moving rapidly to zero carbon, producing long life, minimum maintenance products and prioritising recycling… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2023

  • Wienerberger Comment: Q2 2023

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reports that monthly construction output is estimated to have increased 1.6% on volume terms with increases in both new work (0.2%) and repair and… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2023

  • Bostik Comment: Q2 2023

    The true extent of the slowdown in building activity was revealed when it was reported that new home registrations were down 42% in Q2 compared to the same period last… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2023

  • Pavestone Comment: Q2 2023

    After a sluggish start to the year, Q2 sales were better than expected, and we saw a return to pre-Covid levels. The market was positively buoyant as better weather and… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2023

  • West Fraser Comment: Q2 2023

    Q2 2023 has continued in much the same vein as Q1, with a softening of demand for wood products and a fall in prices, which have finally bottomed out after… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 23rd August 2023

  • August Construction Update from the Department for Business & Trade

    The Office for National Statistics published estimates of construction output for June 2023 this morning. • Monthly construction output is estimated to have increased 1.6% in volume terms in June… Read more

    Type: News |  Posted: 21st August 2023

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