Much has been reported through the various broadsheets about the continued rise in housing investment.  What many have been wary of from within building products is the potential detrimental effect the weakening pound and trading laws will have on commercial development.

The old adage remains: driving around larger towns, a good barometer of the state of commercial work is the amount of cranes popping their heads above the skyline.  Well, given Deloittes recent crane survey, projects seem to be holding firm.

Two years ago I interviewed an Operations Director from a large prefabricated concrete manufacturer / installer who said there was more than a six month waiting list on larger crane hire in London.  It would seem this has held firm.

And the good news, unlike 2008-2012 cranes are appearing all over our towns and cities, and are not limited to the big smoke.