The Builders Merchant Buying Index Quarter Three 2019 Report shows there has still been small growth throughout this quarter, despite fluctuating weather problem and the loom of uncertainty surrounding Brexit. Year to date growth is still up 1.1% from Quarter Three 2018, with the core categories of Heavy Building Materials and Timber & Joinery still growing by 1.3% and 0.3% in value.
Mike Beard, Merchant Development Director and Industry Expert, commented on Quarter Three’s performance “If the general election resolves the paralysis, the country can move on. However, it seems the election has had a potential positive result already. Just as persistent problems of availability and rising prices eventually moved housing from the front pages to a priority for any UK government, energy efficiency and the poor state of our housing stock is also becoming a priority.”
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