The Build Show has welcomed forecasts that sales of construction products will continue to rise during the second quarter of the year, as announced in the latest Construction Products Association’s State of Trade Survey.
The survey revealed that sales had increased throughout January to March, making it the fourth consecutive quarter to show growth. More than three quarters of product manufacturers reported higher sales during this period compared to the previous quarter, with 86 per cent stating that they expected this to rise even further during the following year.
Interestingly, respondents did not attribute this to the recovery in the housebuilding sector alone, but pointed to growing sales from private sector commercial and infrastructure projects.
Paul Godwin, Managing Director of the Build Show commented:
“It’s really encouraging to see that the industry growth is continuing to gather pace and the fact that this is starting to filter out beyond the housebuilding market is particularly good news. The key now is to ensure that we pull together as an industry to ensure that the right skills training, partnerships and trade body support are all in place to keep the momentum moving forwards.
“We’re working hard to create a seminar programme at the Build Show that will help deliver this joined up approach, by offering the right networking, training and development opportunities our exhibitors and visitors truly need.”
Brought to market by the organisers of the award winning FIT Show (Fabricator Installer Trade Show), the Build Show will take place at the Birmingham NEC from Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th April 2015, providing a wealth of business development and networking opportunities.