Brick manufacturers report growing supply

Brick manufacturers report growing supply

Brick supplies rose by over 2% in the first half of 2019, according to the Brick Development Association.

With the NHBC reporting the highest number of new home registrations since 2007, the Brick Development Association (BDA) has confirmed that brick manufacturers are continuing to increase production numbers.

BrickAccording to the BDA, brick production figures have been consistently rising over recent years and this month’s figures, showing a modest but positive 2.2% rise for the first six months of 2019.

“In a time where construction output is starting to be affected by uncertainty it is good to see housebuilding remaining buoyant. The pressing need for additional housing should make this sector resilient to economic headwinds over the next quarter and our members are certainly not taking their foot off the accelerator when it comes to investment in UK manufacturing,” observed The Brick Development Association’s Tom Farmer.

“Manufacturers need certainty in order to invest in new plant,” Farmer points out. “Recent Government moves to encourage affordable and public sector housing, alongside reassurances around the Help to Buy scheme are all supporting a longer-term view that housebuilding volume will be maintained.”

The BDA said the 2.2% increase in production volume precisely mirrors the increase in dispatches to site – suggesting efficient stock control and product ordering.

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