Brick industry booms as housebuilding recovers

October 7, 2016 / Isla MacFarlane
Brick industry booms as housebuilding recovers

The Brick Development Association (BDA) has reported strong performance following the announcement that brick distribution has continued to increase in-line with demand.

According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics, brick deliveries in August 2016 were 8.9% higher than they were in August 2015. The seasonally adjusted figures also show a month-on-month increase of 5.5% and a year-to-date increase of 1.3% on the same period last year.

This follows the news that the construction sector has bounced back after an initial post-referendum slump, and figures released by the National House Building Council which show a 20% increase in new home registrations in August.

“Following the government’s announcement on Monday that a £3 billion Home Building Fund will be introduced, these distribution figures reinforce confidence across our membership,” said Chief Executive of the BDA, Keith Aldis. “The industry is geared up to respond to changing market dynamics and is equipped to meet immediate demand.”

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