Clearview North October 2013 - Issue 143 - Page 15

industrynews UK HOUSE-BUILDING LEVELS CONTINUE TO IMPROVE NHBC’s latest registration statistics show that house-building levels in the UK continue to show improvement on recent years, with figures for July 19% higher (13,539) than the same month last year (11,391). Taking the rolling quarter into account (May – July 2013) the period reveals a 30% increase compared to the same period last year (2012; 28,951 compared to 2013; 37,738). Additionally, the private sector reported the highest number of registrations for over five years, with 10,300 new homes registered in July; the highest since February 2008 when 10,465 homes were registered. NHBC Commercial Director Richard Tamayo said: “As we have emphasised over the course of the year, this recovery is from a relatively low base but nevertheless reveals that builders are beginning to meet the growing demand to provide the new homes that the country desperately needs. Looking ahead we hope that the rest of the year continues this long overdue recovery story.” CONSTRUCTION SECTOR LEADS JOBS MARKET GROWTH The construction and property sector continues to lead jobs market growth, according to a report published last month. The findings from the latest Reed Job Index, which is compiled using data from around 150,000 vacancies advertised on, showed that the jobs market held steady in August 2013 and is up 16% year-on-year. The construction and property sector is leading this growth, with a rise in job opportunities of 67% year-on-year and 3% month-on-month. In terms of location, Scotland is experiencing the highest level of growth in job opportunities at 30% year-on-year and this is a trend that has continued for three consecutive months. The East Midlands (21%) and North West England (20%) have both seen strong levels of year-onyear growth. Northern Ireland is the only area to experience negative growth when comparing figures with August 2012, with a decline of 2%. Throughout 2013, the jobs market has continued to grow, with the Job Index now 17% higher than at the start of the year. MANUAL BLINDS DELIVERED IN NEW MOTORISED CONTROL F-SYSTEM TOUCH Independently solar powered operated by remote control or with the swipe of a finger. Choice of slats available in a wide range of colours including the NEW S159. CLEVER. COLOURFUL. CREATIVE. Direct fax for quotations: 0113 201 6780 To find out why you should offer your customers Uni-Blinds® integral blinds, call us now or scan the QR code opposite. Tel: 0113 277 8722 Email: from Morley Glass & Glazing Limited, Unit 27, Millshaw Park Industrial Estate, Millshaw Park Drive, Leeds LS11 0LU To read more, visit OCT 2013 15