Construction hit its fastest level of growth in six years, according to the latest survey of the building sector.
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Wednesday 24 August 2011
Persimmon cheered investors in the housing sector yesterday with news of a sharp acceleration in profits as its margins improved over the first half of the year.
Friday 12 August 2011
Hopes that the UK's flagging economic growth would be revised upwards were dashed today following a blunder by statisticians.
Thursday 04 August 2011
Property companies Taylor Wimpey and Rightmove both reported positive financial results yesterday, but warned of continuing sluggishness in the housing market.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Britain's construction sector expanded again in July with improved confidence and new orders, though employment fell for the second successive month.
Wednesday 06 July 2011
Gosh, who would want to be a housebuilder just now?
Monday 04 July 2011
Britain's construction industry grew again in June, figures revealed today, though uncertainty over the economy sent confidence to its lowest level for six months.
Thursday 09 June 2011
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Tuesday 26 April 2011
There has been a sharp drop in the underlying value of private housing project starts in the first quarter of 2011. Glenigan, the construction data service, recorded a 61 per cent year-on-year fall in the underlying value of new starts in the three months to March.
Friday 22 April 2011
The chief executive of the house builder Persimmon has warned that the UK housing industry is still far from a full recovery – despite his company posting encouraging sales figures for the first part of 2011.
Tuesday 22 March 2011
A jump in sales reservations of 25 per cent over the winter has boosted the housebuilder Berkeley's confidence in its results for this year and next.
Saturday 12 March 2011
The man who powers middle England?
More so than ever before, it appears. Aga Rangemaster, to give thecompany its full name, had a great 2010 it revealed yesterday, boosting profits from £500,000 to almost £20m, restoring its dividend and eradicating its pension fund deficit.
Thursday 03 March 2011
Optimism over tentative signs of a recovery in Britain's struggling construction sector was yesterday tempered by warnings that the rising cost of oil as well as other raw materials such as steel could undermine the progress made.
Wednesday 02 March 2011
The recovery in the construction industry strengthened in February as activity surged to an eight-month high, boosting hopes that the UK's economy will return to growth.
Thursday 06 January 2011
Britain's builders suffered a "disappointing" end to 2010 and now face a "protracted year of concern" as residential property construction registered its sharpest fall since the depths of the recession.
Friday 03 December 2010
Confidence and activity in the building trade seems to have stabilised, according to the latest survey from the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply (Cips), but the severe weather conditions will threaten the sector's slow recovery.
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