All Market forecast articles – Page 5

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    Market forecast: Cause for caution


    In its quarterly look at market trends, Davis Langdon reports on a fall in output that has led to cautious forecasts for 2006. Plus how the pre-Budget report affects the industry and the latest materials prices overleaf

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    Market forecast: Infrastructure explosion


    Davis Langdon looks at the state of the construction economy, including energy price rises, the Olympics, current public spending and the exploding infrastructure sector. Plus, why everybody’s talking about oil …

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    Market forecast: Tender price turnaround?


    Tender prices may be falling, but that could all change in the not-too-distant future … Plus the state of the market in the northern regions and an analysis of what everybody’s talking about

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    Market forecast: Steady on up


    In this quarter’s overview of the construction market, Davis Langdon reports a continued growth in output, orders, tender prices and material costs. Plus, this month’s hot topic is public spending

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    Market forecast: Onwards and upwards


    In this quarter’s overview of the construction economy, Davis Langdon reports that output and orders are rising steadily for now – as are tender prices and materials costs. Plus, we hone in on another hot topic

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    Tender price forecast: Sunny outlook


    With the office market tip-toeing towards recovery, the spending review making investment promises and demand at an all-time high, the outlook is warm and sunny, says Davis Langdon

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    Tender price forecast: Racing upward


    The good news is that demand for construction services is going to remain strong for the next few years, and prices are going to rise rapidly. The bad news is that labour shortages and China’s astonishing boom will push up suppliers’ costs, too. Davis Langdon and Everest reports

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    Tender price forecast: London lags behind


    London’s office developers are in hibernation and are likely to remain so for at least another year. This is dampening inflation in the capital – but in other areas, such as Wales and north-west England, the market is booming and costs are rising. Davis Langdon & Everest presents the big ...

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    Tender price forecast: North-west leads the way


    London is still suffering from the office sector slump, according to Davis Langdon & Everest, which is dampening inflation and keeping tender price increases to a minimum. But UK output as a whole has continued its steady increase – especially in the booming North-west

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    Tender price forecast: Varied prospects


    London is feeling the pinch as the office market dries up, but prospects are good in many of the regions. The first quarter’s decline in output does not spell doom and gloom, but housebuilders and the public sector will hold the purse strings

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    Tender price forecast: All good, bar London


    Tender prices and workload are to continue to grow in the country as a whole, despite the consequences of the invasion of Iraq. But, as we point out, the outlook is not so good in the capital, where an ailing office market has caused a slump in work output.

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    Tender price forecast: Haze across the horizon


    With a war looming, shares prices plummeting and the office market in London freezing, it’s all but impossible to know what will happen next. But building tender prices and workload are still likely to continue their steady rise

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    Tender price forecast: Remaining immune


    The UK stock market slumped in May and then launched itself on a rollercoaster ride. But this hasn’t affected building tender prices or new orders, which on the whole are continuing their inexorable rise. Davis Langdon & Everest explains why, and what will happen next

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    Tender price forecast: Back on track


    Despite a dip in orders at the end of last year, the sector is back on track with new workload spurred by generous infrastructure spending, reports Davis Langdon & Everest – but resourcing problems may undermine the sector’s attempts to sustain current levels of output

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    Tender price forecast: Hope amid uncertainty


    A mood of uncertainty prevails, with modest rises in tender prices and new orders, lower housing starts and a decline in infrastructure work. But the Budget, reports Davis Langdon & Everest, has strengthened hopes for robust recovery

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    Tender price forecast: Maintaining balance


    So, how has the industry fared since the tumultuous events of 11 September? Surprisingly well, in fact. Despite continuing uncertainty, Davis Langdon & Everest reports that tender prices are still on the up, new orders are holding up and the private commercial sector is still leading robust growth

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    Tender price forecast: Storm warning


    Hold on to your hats: although tender prices are still on the up and output is entering a sixth consecutive year of growth, the outlook is gloomy, especially in the commercial new-build, retail and leisure sectors.

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    Tender price forecast


    The ups and downs at a glance Current trendsup - Tender prices rose 2% over the past three months and 7.5% over the past yearup - Construction activity expanded for the 29th consecutive month in Juneup - Output in 2000 rose for a fifth consecutive year, reaching £69.53bn, or ...

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    Tender price forecast


    The ups and downs at a glance Current trends A fall in tender prices of 0.5% last quarter ends the run of five successive rises Demand for labour has stabilised and supply is easing in most areas Construction output rose 1.5% last year and is 10% higher than ...

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    Tender price forecast


    How the indices are calculated Mechanical cost indexThe MCI is based on labour rates agreed by the mechanical industry’s wage body, the JCCHVDEI, and materials prices from the Office for National Statistics. Electrical cost indexThe ECI is compiled from materials data from the Office for National Statistics and labour ...