House building boom underway plus biggest rise in construction orders since 2005

  • 17 Sep 2013

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House building boom underway plus biggest rise in construction order books since 2005

The big rise in house building is beginning to fuel significant growth right across the construction sector. A jump of 33% in industry new orders during the April-June period was the biggest increase since records began in 2005 and means medium term growth is looking more secure.

Vince Cable announced a new £150m fund to boost low carbon building, whilst current new wind and solar farms construction is already contributing to the improved outlook.

Some economists are flagging up concerns that big house price increases in the short term could get us back into a damaging debt cycle. However, UK house building rate still needs to double to meet demand.

Companies that have invested in new products during the recession are now doing well. One example is Frame Wise who are launching a new timber panel solution at Timber Expo. This has also just won the 2013 TTJ Timber Innovation Award – so well done.

If you want to get inspired by new products and opportunities right across Europe and beyond, why not visit BATIMAT 2013 – the world’s biggest building and architecture exhibition, with 400k visitors expected to visit 3,500 exhibitors, all on one site in Paris in November. Buildingtalk is promoting the show in the UK, so look out for more details out shortly.

And a final reminder to register to visit Timber Expo, at the NEC, Birmingham, 24/25th September – see you there! Check out our Top 10 Stories, Case Studies, Top Tweets. Follow the links for more details and downloads.

Follow the links below for more details and downloads from this weeks top product stories, case studies, features and Tweets.


New Wise Wall T from Frame Wise wins TTJ Timber Innovation Award

French shows combine to create the world’s biggest building and architecture exhibition

Key factors when calculating U-values for inverted flat roofs

New metal column casing brochure and BIM objects from Contour Casings

Timber and building supplies company launches online ordering service

IronmongeryDirect to exhibit at Grand Designs Live

Ancon joins the Stainless Steel centenary celebrations 

Ethical Company Accreditation for Osmo UK 

Top performance for Stormking GRP products with spray Crystic gelcoat

Installers report success for FENSA trial publicity campaign


Triple-stacked GreenSpace ECO accomodation from Wernick Hire for BAM Construction

KnaufGIFAfloor levels uneven floors to enable eco underfloor heating installation

Stannah passenger, staff and goods lifts for Reading Station custom-built to Network Rail specifications

Environmentally considerate paint specified for college refurbishment

New accessible toilets CAD download service

Doors, windows and curtain walling for Cardiff Stations Enhancement Scheme

Bespoke Barrier Arch cavitrays protect shaped cavity walls from damp

Persimmon house builders appoint Jewson to supply all sites with chipboard flooring

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World’s biggest building show, 400k visitors, 2 hours 15 mins from London

House building rise plus 33% more new industry orders in April-June

Vince Cable announces new £150m fund to boost low carbon building

UK house building rate needs to double to meet demand

India will be 3rd largest construction market by 2020

Construction bosses pledge to build HS2 under budget. Means nothing. All retired on bonuses before we get the bill


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