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Work for builders in the repair, maintenance and improvement sector remains healthy with a 5% increase in the three months to April 2021, but the national shortage of construction materials risks undermining builders’ ability to build.
While workloads and activity remain strong, the skyrocketing price of building materials continues to dampen construction’s economic recovery and is disproportionately impacting on the industry’s smallest firms.
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has published the second iteration of the National Retrofit Strategy and are calling on the Government to adopt its themes within the content and implementation of the Heat and Buildings Strategy.
Figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showing that construction output grew by 5.8% in March is a clear demonstration that the construction industry is helping to fuel the economic recovery.