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Growth quickens in Irish construction

Growth quickens in Irish construction

16 Jan 2018: The growth of Irish construction activity increased at a faster pace during December to reach a six-month high. more »

Building products sector braced for slowdown

Building products sector braced for slowdown

9 Jan 2018: Sales of construction products slowed in the fourth quarter of 2017 and a further slowdown is expected in 2018. more »

US contractors plan to take on more staff

US contractors plan to take on more staff

4 Jan 2018: A new survey has found that 75% of US construction firms plan to expand their headcount this year. more »

UK construction’s small businesses now number more than a million

UK construction’s small businesses now number more than a million

3 Jan 2018: The number of small businesses operating in the construction sector across the UK has increased by 32,000 in the last year, meaning there are now more than one million of them. more »

November new orders 'hit two-year high'

November new orders 'hit two-year high'

15 Dec 2017: The value of construction new orders reached £7.4bn in November 2017 of, according to data-gatherer Barbour ABI. more »

Builders’ merchants' sales hold firm

Builders’ merchants' sales hold firm

11 Dec 2017: Builders’ merchants saw the value of their sales rise 10% year-on-year in October 2017, aided by having an additional trading day this time. more »

Australian construction continues to expand

Australian construction continues to expand

7 Dec 2017: Momentum built in the Australian construction industry in November with the 10th consecutive month of expansion. more »

Construction output makes modest rebound

Construction output makes modest rebound

4 Dec 2017: Construction output appears to have rebounded slightly in November, with business activity rising at its strongest rate since June. more »

European construction output rises – but not in the UK

European construction output rises – but not in the UK

19 Nov 2017: Output in Europe’s construction sector was 2.6% higher in September 2017 than in the same month last year, though the UK reported a fall of 1.4%. more »

Growth in Irish construction slows

Growth in Irish construction slows

14 Nov 2017: Construction activity in Ireland continues to rise but the pace is the weakest in 31 months. more »

Construction output slows

Construction output slows

11 Jan 2018: Latest numbers from the Office for National Statistics show that construction output in November rose by 0.4% on October and on the previous year, but quarterly output was down. more »

Expansion slows in Australian construction

Expansion slows in Australian construction

8 Jan 2018: The pace of expansion in Australia’s construction sector slowed at the end of 2017. more »

New year starts with modest growth

New year starts with modest growth

3 Jan 2018: Construction new order growth reached a seven-month high in December on the back of house-building but not all sectors saw the benefit. more »

European construction output slips

European construction output slips

20 Dec 2017: Output in Europe’s construction sector fell in October in both the Eurozone and across the wider EU though was up 2% compared to 2016. more »

Expansion in Irish construction hits five-month high

Expansion in Irish construction hits five-month high

12 Dec 2017: Activity in Ireland’s construction sector has expanded at its fastest pace in five months. more »

Output falls again

Output falls again

11 Dec 2017: Latest numbers from the Office for National Statistics show that construction output is continuing to shrink but new orders for the third quarter reached a record high. more »

Building site census reveals full extent of reliance on migrant labour

Building site census reveals full extent of reliance on migrant labour

5 Dec 2017: One in five people working on house-building sites in England is a foreign national, a survey by the Home Builders Federation reveals. more »

Strong third quarter sales for builders merchants

Strong third quarter sales for builders merchants

23 Nov 2017: The latest Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) shows that builders merchants’ sales performed strongly in the third quarter of 2017. more »

Housing supply hits 10-year high

Housing supply hits 10-year high

17 Nov 2017: Latest government figures show that 183,570 new homes were built in England in the year to 31st March 2017. more »

Construction endures two consecutive quarters of decline

Construction endures two consecutive quarters of decline

13 Nov 2017: Latest numbers from the Office for National Statistics show that construction output shrank by 0.9% in the third quarter of 2017. more »

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