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October 2018 - UK Housebuilding: Q3 2018, the cow, the train and beyond
In our latest quarterly review of UK Housebuilding, we examine progress in Q3 2018 and the continued undulations in value - as well as embracing the philosophy of Mauricio Pochettino. See Papers

 

September 2018 - Biffy Clyro unplugged RAH

There is only one thing better than Biffy Clyro in concert - electric - and that it Biffy Clyro unplugged. Indeed, it was a magical night at the Royal Albert Hall and a celebration of the band's work; the crowd, including the full BVL Board, knew every word of every song. Marvellous. 

July 2018 - UK construction faces a difficult year in 2018

Experian, where Building Value is an advisor, has re-visited its forecasts for UK construction output which were promulgated in April. This follows what was a much better year in 2017 with output up 5.2% in real terms. In 2018, it is not pretty, however, with a forecast fall of minus 2.1% with the downdraft led by Commercial Work and Public Building. There is better news in 2019 (+1.7%) and 2020 (+3.1%) with Infrastructure the key plus continued resilience in Private Housebuilding. Finally, Commercial Work should steady in 2010.

June 2017 - European construction is forecast to grow at nearly 3% this year but then slow in 2019 and 2020 especially

The latest Euroconstruct Conference, the 85th, was held in Helsinki in June. It promulgated construction output forecasts for 19 nations and - for these in total - real growth is set at 2.7% in 2018 followed by 1.9% in 2019. However, the rate of growth slows to 1.4% in 2020. Of the Big Five, it is Spain (+4.3% average per annum in 2018, 19 & 20) which leads with support from Italy, France and Italy. The UK, meantime, is tepid and Germany turns negative in 2019 and 2020. Of the smaller nations, Portugal (especially), Ireland and Holland are doing great. More broadly, in Central and Eastern Europe (here represented by Poland, Hungary, Czechia and Slovakia) growth is exponential with a forecast 10.4% this year, then 9.1% and a pause for breath in 2020 with 2.9%.

May 2018 - The Shires
This truly dynamic duo are the UK's biggest selling country music act - ever. We would class them strictly as 'alt-country' and the Building Value Board and guests had a super evening at the RAH. It was a great show.
January 2018 - Tony Williams of Building Value ranked Number One

Tony Williams was ranked Number One in Building & Construction in the annual Research Tree Analyst Rankings 2017.

January 2018 - BVL UK Construction and Building Sector Index 2006 to 2017

Our Index provides a unique view of this great industry and shows that in 2017 its stock market value rose 17.1% to £95.5 billion (comprising 77 constituents). This also means that there have been annual gains in six of the last seven years (with 2016 being the exception at minus 2.3%). In contrast, the UK equity market (which also broke new ground last year) saw the FTSE 100, 250 and All Share Indices rise by just 7.6%, 14.7% and 9.0% respectively. Housebuilders were, once more, the largest sub-sector with a 42% share of the total; neatly, too, they rose 42% in value. Individually, Morgan Sindall was the overall winner with a gain of 92% whilst Carillion fell by almost the same amount i.e. minus 93%. See Papers

November 2017 - BVL interviews Tony Pidgley of Berkeley for The Property Chronicle

An audience with the great man is a true occasion and he was on fine form. For example: what would like to hear God says when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "I'll do anything you say, Tony". See Papers

September 2017 - Ryan Adams is the apple of our eye

It was an official Building Value outing to the wondrous Royal Albert Hall in mid-September to see Ryan Adams (not to be confused with Bryan Adams) in concert. He was spell-bindingly good which was only enhanced by his fraility.

June, July & August 2017 - BVL columns for The Property Chronicle

Building Value's Tony Williams has a monthly column residency with this brand new - and essential - online publication. It is called 'The Property Chronicle' and it specialises in real estate and investment. June's offering looks at Urban & Civic plc, July's is on UK housebuilders and August examines Experian's UK construction output forecasts (with help from Jimi Hendrix). See Papers

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