Labour leader Ed Miliband has promised to implement a “non-stop drive” that will more than double the number of homes being built each year in England.
Construction activity accounts for about 6.3% of the UK economy, according to latest government statistics.
George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has used his Autumn Statement to announce several policies that will boost the housebuilding sector, spelling good news for building specifiers.
New research has mapped out the global market value for the use of plastics in the building and construction industry, and suggests it will be worth US$45.6 billion by 2016 based on an annual growth rate of 7%.
A new study by the Mortgage Advice Bureau has revealed that October saw the biggest rise in mortgage applications since April 2011.