Vivalda sees a bright future with MSP acquisition in Scotland

Vivalda Group has acquired Cumbernauld-based cladding manufacturer MSP Scotland for an undisclosed sum. Operating throughout the UK, MSP brings new products, as well as an...

Revised BMF forecast shows drop in sales growth for 2019

The ongoing economic uncertainty linked to Brexit is a major factor in the revised Builders Merchants Industry Forecast of merchant sales, with a drop of -1.8% in expected growth for 2019 over 2018.

Growth in the flat roofing market constrained by decrease in bituminous...

Over the next three years, AMA Research anticipates that demand for bitumen products will fall after 2019 driven by the economic uncertainty and lower investment in the commercial sector.

New government’s commitment to infrastructure delivery will be vital to construction...

According to the Construction Products Association’s Summer Forecast for 2019-2021, output for Britain’s construction industry is expected to be less than previously forecast over the next three years given concerns around the government’s ability to deliver on major infrastructure projects.

Construction product sales point to industry weakness in Q2

The Construction Products Association’s State of Trade Survey for 2019 Q2 reveals that 6% of heavy side manufacturers reported a fall in sales compared to Q1. Among light side manufacturers, a balance of only 9% reported that sales increased.

Vivalda: a bright spark in a gloomy construction sector

Façades supplier Vivalda Group plc continues to grow despite the contracting UK market

Innovative manufacturers back BBA Certification

Innovative construction product manufacturers continue to benefit from the reassurance of BBA Certification, with Metra Non-Ferrous Metals and Sika Liquid Plastics both gaining the recognition before launching advanced new products

No cabinet consistency for construction, says FMB

New UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has chosen the members of his top team. Sarah McMonagle from the Federation of Master Builders discusses how the construction sector has to now start afresh briefing the people on the issues that matter to the sector.

Martin-Brooks roofer makes finals of training award

An apprentice from Sheffield roofing specialists, Martin-Brooks, is in the running for a top award celebrating the achievements of local workplace learners

New Conservative party leader: BMF comment

Boris Johnson has been elected as Conservative Party Leader