All new houses need suitable rainwater systems, including guttering, and it seems as though demand for products like this may be on the rise. According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics, UK construction posted the smallest annual fall in 17 months in April of this year, helped by a revival in house building.
The construction of new homes during the 30-day period was up by 3.6 per cent on the previous month.
Responding to the data, Howard Archer, chief UK and European economist at IHS Global Insight, suggested that the increase in house building work and the property market should help to offset a “dearth” of public sector projects.
He added: “There now looks to be a very decent chance that construction output could expand in the second quarter and help growth to strengthen and broaden from the first quarter, when gross domestic product rose 0.3 per cent quarter-on-quarter.”
The Daily Telegraph noted that house builders have been reporting rising interest thanks in part to measures like chancellor George Osborne’s Help to Buy package of loans and guarantees. Under the scheme, the government lends buyers up to 20 per cent of the value of a new-build home, interest-free, for five years.
Given the UK’s wet climate, it’s no surprise that gutters and other rainwater systems feature on properties of all kinds, whether domestic, commercial or industrial. These days, it’s easier than ever for builders to access provisions like this. As long as they know where to look, they can benefit from excellent quality solutions at great value prices.