Some really interesting (and positive) figures coming out of the BMF's latest set of results on the performance of building products.  

The renewables products sector is dramatically down. This is somewhat unsurprising, if not disappointing, given the governments cutting of funding in the area.

If you include kitchens, bathrooms and finishing products within the RMI market, it was pleasing to see a marked raise in these areas.  Evidently the residential consumer is pushing forward with home improvement / extension projects irrespective of any uncertainty in the country's economy.