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  • UK Construction Marketing Activity May 2015
    construction to government and the key issues facing the construction sector Although there is rising confidence and increasing sales in the construction sector the Markit CIPS UK Construction PMI shows construction output growth slowing in April 2015 and reaching a 22 month low The index registered at 54 2 for April 2015 down from 57 8 in March dropping for the 2nd month running It is now the lowest it has been for almost 2 years It is suggested that uncertainty related to the general election has contributed to delays in clients spending decisions which in turn has contributed to the slowing in growth The ONS also report a decrease in construction output for Q1 2015 a decrease of 1 1 compared with quarter 4 Oct to Dec 2014 Between quarter 1 Jan to Mar 2015 and quarter 1 Jan to Mar 2014 output was estimated to have decreased by 0 3 This is the first year on year fall since quarter 2 Apr to June 2013 Although the ONS also report following falls in January and February 2015 output in the construction industry was estimated to have increased by 3 9 in March 2015 In line with the slowing in growth reported by the UK Construction PMI and the ONS the Glenigan Index for May 2015 has fallen by 11 year on year which is the largest fall since Q1 2013 This fall again is attributed in part to too many private sector clients and developers adopting a wait and see attitude around the general election and how this will affect them and their business The installation of a majority government by the Conservative party should help quell this uncertainty Cameron is finalising his cabinet with new faces being Greg Clarke as new Communities Secretary Mark Francois as new housing and planning minister and John Whittingdale as new Culture Secretary And Amber Rudd steps up to secretary of state for energy and climate change A full list of cabinet members can be found here The Nationwide House Price Index reports that in April 2015 house prices increased by 1 0 with annual house price growth up 5 2 in April 2015 from 5 1 in March 2015 The Halifax House Price Index reports that in April 2015 house prices increased by 1 6 with house prices in the latest three months February April 2 2 higher than in the preceding three months The ONS have released the Index of Private Housing Rental Prices for January to March 2015 The Index reports that private rental prices paid in Great Britain rose by 2 1 overall in the 12 months to March 2015 with growth of 2 1 in England and Scotland but only 0 8 in Wales Also rental prices showed the highest increase in London with growth of 3 2 New house building figures for Q1 2015 from the NHBC show more than 40 000 new homes were registered in the UK during the first three months of the

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  • UK Construction Market Activity and Forecasts
    construction rose in January and February 2015 The Construction Products Association have released their construction industry forecasts for spring 2015 In 2015 construction output is expected to increase by 5 5 this increase is greatly influenced by predicted growth in private housing commercial and infrastructure The CPA forecast growth to slow in the next 2 years due to an expected break in private and public investment because of election uncertainty causing a knock on effect on future construction projects Further concerns about economic uncertainty are expressed in a letter sent to The Telegraph signed by 103 business leaders this warns that a labour government could put UK recovery at risk The letter was sent just a day after figures show the UK economy growing faster than expected With the 2015 general election campaign underway Glenigan have produced a report on the impact the general election will have on Construction This summarises construction specific issues that will directly impact the industry and where the parties stand on other key issues The Construction Industry Council have published an Election Briefing The message conveyed is that construction is a key engine for UK Economic growth and that it is a vital enabling sector which can spread jobs and prosperity throughout the wider economy The Markit CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers Index registered 57 8 for March 2015 down from 60 1 in February 2015 and still above the neutral mark of 50 0 The latest reading points towards a strong rate of overall construction output growth with business confidence at its highest level in 9 years Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has released its latest Construction Pipeline Analysis covering the whole of the North West The planning system has a total of 114 36bn of North West construction projects with 69 78bn expected to have a high degree of certainty of delivery Output between 2015 and 2018 inclusive is also expected to be 29 93bn with the driving factors being infrastructure and housing The Nationwide House Price Index reports that in March 2015 house prices increased by 0 1 with annual house price growth slowing to 5 1 from 5 7 in February 2015 The Halifax House Price Index reports that in March 2015 house prices increased by 0 4 compared to February 2015 They report that home sales rose for the 2nd consecutive month in February 2015 with a 2 5 increase compared to January 2015 However homes sales are still 8 lower compared to February 2014 The ONS House Price index reports that in the year to February 2015 house prices increase by 7 2 and that annual house price growth is showing signs of slowing across the majority of the UK Kingfisher Plc have released their preliminary results for the year ending 31st January 2015 showing that pre tax profit fell by 7 5 while their sales increased by 2 9 Following this Kingfisher announced that they would be closing 60 B Q stores across the UK in a re organisation

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  • March construction market overview | Competitive Advantage
    that construction activity rose for the 7th consecutive quarter to Q4 2014 and that many of the firms across all sectors in construction reported output growth in Q4 with further growth expected in 2015 However there are still concerns of a skill shortage with 70 of building contractors reported difficulties recruiting bricklayers in Q4 2014 compared with 41 in Q3 According to the latest CBI Industrial Trend Survey activity in the manufacturing sector picked up pace in February 2015 with growth in output volumes rising to their highest level in 7 months and 16 of the 18 sectors anticipating growth in the coming quarter The Markit CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers Index shows the fastest rise in new orders since October 2014 indicating acceleration in output growth during February 2015 The PMI index registered 60 1 for February 2015 which is up from 59 1 in January 2015 and above the neutral mark of 50 0 for the 22nd consecutive month This increase is driven by a sharp expansion of construction output the fastest since October 2014 The Nationwide House Price Index reports that in February 2015 house prices fell by 0 1 with annual house price growth slowing to 5 7 from 6 8 in January 2015 The Halifax House Price Index reports that in February 2015 house prices fell by 0 3 compared to January 2015 which partly offsets the 1 9 rise in January 2015 The average price of sold houses in England and Wales has more than doubled since 1995 An infographic from the ONS explores who truly holds the monopoly on house prices And their interactive map provides plenty of interesting facts plenty more interesting facts in the new house price statistics for small areas A pre election special was recently held at the Constructing Excellence Club Presentations where given by Noble Francis from the Construction Products Association and Abdul Choudhury of RICS Policy Team In this Storify of the event some interesting comments are made about the housing sector The Construction Industry Council have issued an election briefing Constructing a Better Future where they stress the importance of construction as an enabler to spreading jobs and prosperity throughout the wider economy The HBF estimate over 100 000 extra new jobs have been created by growing UK house building over the past two years Alongside this more than 15 000 new building companies were set up last year according to credit monitoring group Creditsafe This is due to economic recovery driving growth and productivity UK paving and residential flooring supplier Marshalls plc are certainly benefiting from the recovery of construction as they announce their preliminary results for the year ending 31st December 2014 The results show revenue growth increasing by 17 going from 307 4m in 2013 to 358 5m in 2014 The results also show an increase in pre tax profit of 72 to 22 4m in 2014 up from 13 0m in 2013 reflecting strong orders from rail and housing projects Construction industry knowledge

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  • February construction market overview | Competitive Advantage
    shows an increase to 59 1 in January 2015 from 57 6 in December 2014 making this the 21st month running that the index has registered above the neutral value of 50 0 However this is the second lowest the index has been seen at since September 2013 The CITB have also released their latest industry forecast the Construction Skills Network Report This report predicts an increase of over 8 000 jobs per year on last year s forecast with the annual demand for workers increasing to 44 690 According to the RICS UK Residential Market Survey for January 2015 British house prices rose at their slowest annual pace since May 2013 and fell for the fifth consecutive month in London The survey also suggests that political uncertainty ahead of the national election is crimping demand Knight Frank has created the Pre Manifesto Matrix The matrix provides a round up of the pledges from each political party with regards to housing A new report by MTW Research shows the timber frame market saw profit growth of 0 5 in 2014 The report forecasts sales growth of 20 by 2019 this despite the housing market reporting a slowing in house prices The Nationwide House Price Index reports that in January 2015 house prices rose by 0 3 Yet they also report this is the 6th consecutive month annual house prices have slowed The Halifax House Price Index reports that in January 2015 house prices increased by 2 0 compared to December 2014 making this the biggest January monthly increase since 2009 With house prices slowing some house builders are broadening their horizons by building schools to take advantage of the market need for school places over the next few years This is explained in further detail with the political reasons behind

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  • Taking advantage of the growing construction market | Competitive Advantage
    These are broad figures and while encouraging for companies do not provide specifics For example in recent years most of the commercial office construction activity has been in London but now this is expected to slow with growth in the major cities outside the capital This is vital information for a company that has had its main focus on London in recent years To avoid being caught out companies need to overlay the broad forecast data with additional information This is the detail in the CPA forecast but also the information that Barbour ABI or Glenigan can provide Importantly not the generally published data about contracts awarded that s history and many product choices will have already been made Data on planning approvals is much more important these are tomorrow s opportunities Combine all of this information and some really useful data will start to come out which can point sales effort in the right direction and address issues such as Clients to talk to Which specifier practices should be targeted Are there the right specialist contractor partnerships in place It all starts with a good understanding of the market and the right forecasting tools Competitive Advantage has developed a tailored construction forecasting model based on reliable data published by the CPA but personalised to reflect your business profile Click here to view a report sample As part of your planning process you need to conduct regular construction market forecasts Forecasting can improve your business planning by indicating construction trends showing the potential value of each construction sector to your business and changes in your market share Competitive Advantage can provide a construction market forecast tailored to the opportunities in your sectors This exercise is relatively low cost and can help you anticipate any potential threats and indeed be well

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  • January construction market overview | Competitive Advantage
    that workloads in the commercial sector had grown in Q4 2014 RICS members anticipate growth in workloads of 3 4 in 2015 with jobs in the sector expected to rise by a further 3 Experian have release their construction forecasts for 2014 2016 These forecast average UK construction growth of 6 in 2015 before dropping to 3 6 in 2016 Private housing and infrastructure are expected to be the best performing sectors over the coming years The Markit CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers Index shows the pace of construction growth easing for the third month running with the least marked increase in construction output for 17 months The index shows a fall from 59 4 in November 2014 to 57 6 in December 2014 however this is still higher than the long run series average of 54 5 The Nationwide House Price Index reports that in December 2014 house prices rose by 0 2 with annual house price growth slowing to 7 2 And London is the top performing region for 2014 with house prices being 17 8 higher than a year ago which is now 35 above the 2007 peak Also The Halifax House Price Index reports that in December 2014 house prices showed an increase of 0 9 However annual house price growth has fallen from a peak of 10 2 in July 2014 and is now at its lowest rate since January 2014 7 3 Despite a slow in house price growth Halifax report that the level of first time buyers in 2014 reached its highest since 2007 which they attribute to lower mortgage rates and the government s Help to Buy scheme Taylor Wimpey has released a trading update for year end 31st December 2014 In this update Taylor Wimpey announce that they are entering 2015 with

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  • December construction market overview | Competitive Advantage
    the economic downturn has impacted upon the performance of the construction industry and highlighting the challenges that the industry faces in the near future The Nationwide House Price Index reports that in November 2014 house prices rose by 0 3 with annual house price growth slowing to 8 5 Also The Halifax House Price Index reports that in November 2014 house prices showed an increase of 0 4 and that in October 2014 house sales fell below 100 000 for the first time in 2014 With the housing market showing a slowdown in growth major player Berkeley certainly are not as they release their interim results to 31 st October 2014 showing a pre tax profit increase of 79 9 The Market CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers Index reached a 13 month low in November 2014 as it reported a fall to 59 4 from 61 4 in October 2014 Making this the slowest expansion of construction output since October 2013 Although reported growth in the industry is beginning to slow down Arch Vision report that the sentiment within architectural firms is positive in Q3 2014 with 43 of architects experiencing an increase in their order book They also issue a warning not to be too euphoric predicting modest growth in 2015 3 and 2016 2 While recovery is still at the forefront of the mind Michael Dall of Barbour ABI interviews Economics Director Noble Francis from the Construction Products Association about the industry s recovery with a closer look at the 3 top performing sectors New house building commercial and Infrastructure Construction market activity CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY CONSTRUCTION MARKET CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT Glenigan HOUSING MARKET OFFICE OF NATIONAL STATISTICS Post navigation Previous Next Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website

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  • 2014 Construction Market Activity – The year that delivered growth | Competitive Advantage
    so that was 2014 2014 started on a positive note with Markit CIPS PMI data showing the sharpest rise in construction output since August 2007 and The Halifax House Price Index reporting the eleventh monthly increase within a twelve month period The market was encouraged by these early signs of recovery By spring Markit CIPS PMI indicated that housing activity growth was approaching a 10 year high signifying the start of housing leading the recovery And by the summer Nationwide House Price Index reported house prices had passed far beyond their peak in 2007 This then lead to discussions about over heating in the housing market and the possibility of a price bubble from un sustainable growth Towards the end of summer construction growth was still being reported with the ONS Output in Construction July 2014 figures reporting a year on year growth for the fourteenth consecutive month But warnings were being made about growth being at its weakest since November 2013 By Autumn Markit CIPS PMI showed construction output rising at its slowest rate in five months And the recent 2014 UK Construction Key Performance Indicators Annual Report found industry profitability had dropped to 2 1 the lowest level since the Construction KPIs were first launched in 1999 In November the ONS reported that output in the construction industry increased by 3 5 in September 2014 compared with September 2013 This was the 16th consecutive period of year on year monthly growth And the CPA Construction Trade Survey reported construction activity rose in Q3 the sixth consecutive rise in activity This despite a slowing in private housing output The latest analysis by Glenigan reports that the residential housing market which has led growth in 2014 will remain an important factor in 2015 Increased activity in the housing market is expected to spread from London and the South East as faster average earnings growth is seen However it is now the office sector which is expected to take over as the leading growth for the construction industry as demand for more quality office space spreads beyond London Arch Vision report that sentiment within architectural firms is positive in Q3 2014 with 43 of architects experiencing an increase in their order book According to the CBI s quarterly Industrial Trends Survey for the three months to November 15 of firms on balance reported an increase in output volumes Looking forward to the next quarter a balance of 12 of firms expects output volumes to increase So what can we anticipate to happen in 2015 We are not out of the woods David Cameron has warned of the risk of another UK recession Arch Vision state there are signals that one should be careful about being not too euphoric they nevertheless predict modest growth will continue in 2015 3 and 2016 2 Short term construction growth according to the CPA Autumn Forecasts is still reliant on private housing infrastructure and commercial Yet The CPA say there is a positive outlook with Construction

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