Surge in home im­prove­ment helps builders

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

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.

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