Posts tagged with ‘Construction Products Association’

  • Construction’s Tale of Two Quarters

    By Sarah on August 22, 2018
    The latest data release from the ONS, published recently, shows that construction output rose 0.9% in the second quarter. This follows a 0.8% fall in Q1, in which activity was disrupted by severe weather conditions. Compared to a year earlier, output increased 0.8% and quarterly industry output has returned to £40.9 billion, matching the level recorded at the end of […]
  • CPA Responds to Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

    By Debbie Eales on May 17, 2018
    The Construction Products Association (CPA) has responded to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Review into Building Regulations published this morning (May 17). The review follows the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. The CPA was invited to contribute towards the Review and was asked to Chair Working Group 3: Regulations and Guidance and contribute to two further working groups – Working Sub-Group 1 & […]
  • Construction defies Brexit pessimism in Q3 but costs are a growing threat

    By Debbie Eales on November 7, 2016
    The Construction Product Association’s latest Construction Trade Survey shows that the construction industry grew for a fourteenth consecutive quarter in Q3. Firms across all areas of construction reported an increase in activity, including building contractors, SMEs, specialist contractors, civil engineers and product manufacturers. Indicators of future growth weakened, however, and activity may be severely hindered by inflationary pressures caused by […]
  • Construction output falls in Q3 but medium-term prospects ‘remain bright’

    By Debbie Eales on October 28, 2015
    The latest ONS figures, released on October 27th, 2015, highlighted a decline in construction activity during Q3. Output in the construction industry was 2.2% lower than in Q2 and 0.1% lower than a year ago, and was 4.3% lower than the pre-recession peak. Dr Noble Francis, Economics Director at the Construction Products Association, put the data into context: “The fall […]
  • Mixed industry response to first Conservative Budget in 19 years

    By Debbie Eales on July 9, 2015
    BSEE asked some industry insiders for their immediate reaction to the new Government’s first Conservative-only Budget. Here’s their reaction… Julia Evans, BSRIA Chief Executive One million extra jobs to be created by 2020/new apprenticeship levy for large employers BSRIA welcomes this announcement – and with the construction industry “crying out” for highly skilled staff – investment is needed now – […]
  • CPA notes 2015 Budget support for construction and manufacturing

    By Debbie Eales on March 19, 2015
    The last Budget of this Parliament held few surprises for construction products manufacturers and distributors, though a number of initiatives will be welcomed, says the Construction Products Association (CPA). Dr Diana Montgomery, Chief Executive of the CPA, said: “First, as we have continued to highlight the need for government to clarify its plans to support house building, we are pleased […]
  • Construction product manufacturers expect sales to rise in coming year

    By Debbie Eales on June 3, 2014
    The Construction Products Association’s latest State of Trade Survey indicates that sales of construction products rose in Q1 and sales are expected to rise even further during Q2 and over the next 12 months. Exports are also anticipated to rise over the next year. Dr Noble Francis, Economics Director at the Construction Products Association, said: “Construction product sales have risen […]