Surge in home improvement helps builders
A SUMMER surge in home improvements has helped bring about a 20 per cent rise in sales for Yorkshire’s building trade.
New data from the Builders’ Merchants Federation reveals that average daily sales across Yorkshire and Humberside increased more than a fifth from the start of the year, with “significant levels” of demand for building, repair and maintenance work from local businesses and homeowners.
The statistics also revealed that average day sales in June 2018 were 12 per cent up on the same time last year.
John Newcomb, chief executive of the Builders’ Merchants Federation, said: “These sales figures show that the building materials supply chain in Yorkshire and Humberside is working well. Local builders’ merchants are doing an excellent job of ensuring they’re getting the right materials in the right place.”
Yorkshire Vet Julian Norton, from Thirsk, North Yorkshire, with his Jack Russell, Emmy.