The head of the Building Confederation says the sector was buoyant until the start of the crisis. “Order books were full six months ahead, but in a couple of weeks work volume has disappeared. In a short space of time the building sector witnessed incredible damage.”
Two-thirds of building firms are either shut or have reduced the work they carry out. The sector is eager to see a full restart of the sector. The confederation notes that given the increasing difficulties in the building sector it would benefit from a full restart in compliance with all rules on social distancing and other health regs.