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UK Construction Productivity

UK Construction ProductivityUK construction productivity (output per hour) between 1997 Q1 and 2019 Q3 shows the specialist contractors making the best improvements:Average annual UK Construction productivity growth:- Building Construction Firms +0.3% per year- Civil...

IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI

IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMIProfessor Noble Francis, Economics Director of the Construction Products Association, notes that according to IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI for house building fell in January & has fallen for 9 months, albeit at a...

Building Better Building Beautiful

Building Better Building Beautiful (BBBBC) Report – Living with BeautyRML’s CEO Simon Kidney was delighted to be invited to the press launch of the BBBBC report released this morning around the future of house building with a presentation from the super...

Housing Starts Data

Housing Starts DataWith Thanks to Professor Noble Francis.Housing starts in 2019 Q3 (39,510 homes ) were 2% higher than 3 months ago but 11% lower than a year ago. Completions (46,000) were 2% higher than 3 months ago & 11% higher than a year ago. Private starts...

Help to Buy Changes Impact on Completions

Help to Buy Changes Impact on Expected CompletionsProfessor Noble Francis, Economics Director of the Construction Products Association, notes that according to Homes England guidance although Help to Buy purchases in its current form need to complete by the end of...

An industry insight from Professor Noble Francis

An industry insight from Professor Noble Francis During an event held in London by RML last month prior to the WhatHouse? Awards, we were glad to welcome Economics Director of the Construction Products Association Professor Noble Francis as one of our key speakers....