Barbour ABI Updates
9th May 2013
Monitor construction trends in your industry sector
Barbour ABI's latest product, Landscape, will help you keep track of important changes and trends within the construction industry.
You can monitor changes in construction growth or decline in key industry sectors, or spot opportunities in areas which are gearing up for change.
The latest edition of Landscape is now available for download but make sure you don’t miss out on receiving future editions by registering today.
View your copy of Landscape now.
26th April 2013
Barbour ABI's latest Construction Review reveals the value of contracts being awarded to build new homes and refurbish properties has plunged to its lowest level since 2010 in Great Britain
Figures from Barbour ABI’s Construction Review Report Q1 2013 being published today shows the total level of contracts awarded in the residential sector is down 26% on the previous quarter (Q4 2012). They are also down 37% on the corresponding quarter of 2012. The levels were at their lowest for any quarter since Q3 2010.
Austerity measures continued in the Public Housing sector in particular where levels of contracts awarded were down 43% on the previous quarter, and down 33% on the same quarter of the previous year.
The cuts to individual Local Authority budgets appear to have passed down quickly to housing stock as levels of contracts awarded were down 76% on the last quarter of 2012, and down 62% for the same quarter of 2012.
To take a look at the report click here
12th March 2013
Barbour ABI reveals UK hotspots for home improvements
Barbour ABI, the leading provider of construction intelligence products in the UK, has revealed the hotspots for home improvements in England, Scotland and Wales.
Westminster tops the list of local authorities with the highest proportion of planning applications in 2012, with more than seven applications made to improve homes in Westminster for every 100 private homes, or four and a half times the average for Great Britain.
Westminster is followed by Tunbridge Wells in second place with more than six applications for every 100 private homes in the borough, then South Bucks, Uttlesford and St Albans.
Areas in the south of England dominate the top 25 places – London saw a rise of nearly 9%, while applications in the North East fell by 6%.
The Top 25 table for home improvements is filled with many of the richest areas of Britain while the table showing the bottom 25 districts for home improvement includes many of Britain's poorest boroughs.
Click here for a breakdown of the top home improvements hotspots in your area.
16th November 2012
Do you use Twitter? Please vote for us!
Voting for #Ecobuild100 - the ultimate list of top 100 Twitter influencers in sustainable construction, design and the built environment is now open!
Every Twitter user can nominate, so to vote for us, simply tweet the following:
"I'm nominating @barbourabi for the #Ecobuild100 list of top 100 influential sustainability Twitter accounts.
Read more here: http://www.ecobuild.co.uk/news-social/ecobuild100.html?origin=ecobuild100twitter
7th November 2012
Latest stats from Evoution
During the last week we reported on 2241 new and updated projects involving approximately £21.2BN of associated construction spend, associated to more than 12762 companies and contacts!