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Growth in sales of construction products was reported by both heavy side and light side manufacturers, suggesting increased activity at all stages

The final quarter of 2014 saw the sale of construction products increase for the seventh consecutive quarter. A Construction Products Association’s Q4 State of Trade survey revealed this and the figures were detailed in a report on the Construction News website. The Site Book, who stock construction items, have commented after the release of industry information.

An increase in exports triggered a boost in construction product sales with 18 per cent of heavy side firms revealing this rose from 2013. The reported figures were at a two-year high and a quarter of light side firm also had boosted exports.

Both types of firms saw considerable growth in sales over the past quarter with 87 per cent of light side ones seeing a rise in sale. Forty-four per cent of heavy side firms also saw growth in this regard in a healthy economic end to 2014.

Construction Products Association economist Rebecca Larkin said: “The latest survey results reflect the fact that the recovery in construction is broadening from private housing to commercial, industrial and infrastructure.

“Growth in sales of construction products was reported by both heavy side and light side manufacturers, suggesting increased activity at all stages of the building process. Sales growth in Q4 was also supported by favourable exchange rate conditions, which helped drive external demand from outside the Eurozone.

“Furthermore, against this backdrop, more than half of heavy and light side manufacturers anticipate exports will continue to rise over the next 12 months.”
Around 60 per cent of heavy and light side product manufacturers expect to see rising sales in 2015. A spokesperson for The Site Book, suppliers of construction products throughout Britain, released a statement in response to the data: “This displays somewhat of a construction boom despite other industries finding business difficult in slow British economic growth.

“The construction industry is crucial to Britain’s economy in building housing and new businesses which will boost trade between other countries in future. At The Site Book we stock a wide range of excellent products useful for all stages of construction.

“We recognise the importance of every bit of work completed and ongoing tasks so provide workers with the best products for virtually everything they do. These are offered at tremendous value on our website so get in touch with a member of our team today if you would like more information.”

The Site Book supply UK businesses with a selection of products for each stage of construction. This includes erosion control, water proofing products along with external window and brickwork protection. Their holding company Swiftec Group provide temporary protection on a range of surfaces in an environmentally friendly manner.

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