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Housing up but infrastructure work slows

12 Jan 2017: Construction output in Great Britain fell by 0.2% in November 2016 compared with October 2016, largely due to a contraction in non-housing repair and maintenance, but it was up 1.5% year-on year. more »

Construction orders shrink 23% in 2016

9 Jan 2017: The total value of new construction contracts signed in 2016 was down by nearly a fifth on 2015. more »

Construction products continue growth run

9 Jan 2017: Sales of UK construction products rose for a 15th consecutive fifteenth quarter in the ast three months of 2016, according to the Construction Product s Association’s latest state of trade survey. more »

New order growth hits 11-month high

4 Jan 2017: Contractors appear to be demonstrating their confidence in the UK construction market by stepping up their stock buying to beat price rises. more »

EU construction output rises

20 Dec 2016: Output across Europe’s construction sector grew by 0.4% in October compared to September and by 1.1% compared to last year. more »

Irish construction sees sharp rise in employment

15 Dec 2016: The Irish construction sector has reported its sharpest rise in employment since February amid a further strong increase in new work. more »

Construction growth forecast slashed

14 Dec 2016: Market research firm Leading Edge has substantially downgraded its expectations for construction output next year. more »

Housing growth fails to prevent construction output dipping

9 Dec 2016: Total construction output fell by 0.6% in October 2016 but private sector house-building continues to flourish. more »

Contract awards plummet 24% in November

5 Dec 2016: The value of new construction contracts signed in the UK fell by a quarter last month. more »

Contractors face margin erosion as inflation starts to bite

2 Dec 2016: The reduced value of the pound has led to the steepest rise in construction inflation for more than five years, the latest monthly survey of purchasing managers indicates. more »

Builders' merchants enjoy third-quarter growth

25 Nov 2016: Sales of building materials through UK builders’ merchants rose by 3.8% in the three months after the EU referendum, compared with the same period of 2015. more »

Staffing levels up as Irish construction sector grows at faster pace

18 Nov 2016: Job creation in Ireland’s construction sector has risen at the fastest pace in eight months as confidence regarding future output improved. more »

Eurozone construction output drops 0.9%

18 Nov 2016: Construction output in the Eurozone in September was up 1.8% compared to the previous year but fell by 0.2% across the wider EU. more »

New housing output tops the magic 200,000 figure... sort of

16 Nov 2016: The government’s target of a million new homes within the life of this parliament might just be achievable, new figures suggest. more »

London office construction market shifts to refurbishment

15 Nov 2016: Total office construction across central London is at an eight-year high, but the market is now turning towards refurbishment rather than new build. more »

Survey indicates skills shortage has worsened since referendum

14 Nov 2016: While the EU referendum outcome has not led to an immediate slowdown in work for UK contractors overall, the shortage of skilled labour has become more severe since the result was announced. more »

Construction output down 1.1% post referendum

11 Nov 2016: GB construction output shrank by 1.1% in the three months after the EU referendum, according to latest official numbers. more »

CITB downgrades growth forecasts in wake of Brexit vote

8 Nov 2016: The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has downgraded its growth forecasts in the wake of the UK voting to leave the European Union. more »

Industry growth continues for most but inflation starts to threaten

7 Nov 2016: The third quarter of 2016 saw the construction industry grow for a 14th consecutive quarter, according to the latest construction trades survey, published today. more »

Confidence firm in building services sector

7 Nov 2016: A survey of electrical and building services contractors has found that 80% maintained or increased their turnover in the third quarter of 2016. more »

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