Good news for the UK construction sector
The UK construction sector ended 2016 well, expanding at the fastest pace for nine months in December, according to a closely watched survey. Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index
rose to 54.2 in December, up from 52.8 the month before, and a figure above 50 indicates expansion.
Residential building activity remained the best performing sub-category at the end of 2016. Moreover, the latest expansion of housing activity was the fastest since January. Work on civil engineering projects also picked up at a robust pace in December, while commercial construction increased marginally.
Construction companies reported an upbeat assessment for their growth prospects in 2017. Around half of the survey panel anticipate a rise in business activity during the next 12 months. The degree of business confidence edged up to a three-month high during December, with a number of construction firms citing optimism that strong order books would help alleviate Brexit-related turbulence in 2017.
Why are plastic profiles used in construction?
PVC and uPVC extruded profiles are used extensively in the building and construction industries, read more about the advantages of PVC and uPVC
. At MKM Extrusions we supply a wide range of our stock products
to construction companies on a daily basis, and we often deliver straight to site.
Plastic extrusions have many uses including:
- Joining boards and panels (e.g. partitions)
- Edge trim to cover raw edges (e.g. ceiling tiles)
- Corner protection (e.g. rough or sharp edges)
- Infill product and spacer (e.g. curtain walling, fenestration)
- Corner jointing (e.g. for cladding panels)
- Gap covering (e.g. partitions, gaps between boards)
The process of choosing the perfect plastic profile is simplified by offering free samples for anything listed on our online shop
. There is plenty of choice for shapes and sizes as we manufacture here in the UK over 600 stock plastic profiles.
99% of stock deliveries are made the next working day which is a real benefit for construction and building projects where time is of the essence.
Other sectors we supply
We supply many industries throughout the UK, including shopfitting and interior fitout
, transport, events and exhibitions and office refurbishment. Many industries use custom extrusions
for non-standard requirements and we have in-house tooling facilities which streamlines the process.
For more information about our products and custom extrusions, please get in touch. Call 01208 873566 to chat to a friendly advisor or email [email protected]