Building on solid foundations
New figures show the country’s construction sector lifted in January following a dip in December.
An influential industry survey revealed the rise in activity, largely due to residential housebuilding but also helped by growth in commercial construction and civil engineering.
The boost came in the Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI). It rose by more than expected to 59.1 in January ,from 57.6 in December. Any score above 50 represents growth.
This means that although the figures were slightly down in December, there has been growth – i.e. scores above 50 – continuously for two years.
As a property-related services company we’ve seen that rebound over the past two years with our expertise becoming increasing in demand.
With the strong housing market, we’ve welcomed more people for our wide range of surveys and residential services – including for our experienced inhouse structural engineer and expert architectural design services.
Our high quality services in the commercial and public sectors has also seen an increase. We’re heading into February and 2015 with great confidence as growth looks set to continue.
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Details about the new construction figures are on the BBC website at http://tinyurl.com/q9v7vdy
The Markit website is a mine of information – visit www.markit.com for all sorts of interesting and useful data.
New figures show the country’s construction sector lifted in January following a dip in December. An influential industry survey revealed…