Help to Buy scheme drives significant surge in the construction sector
The Government’s Help to Buy scheme has managed to drive a significant surge in the construction sector, Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has recently revealed during a visit at a brick factory in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
The rapid increase in construction, a direct result of the government’s Help to Buy scheme, has led to an increased demand for building materials, with the brick industry ramping up production after several slow years since the crash in 2008, a news source has reported.
In fact, there’s such a dire need for bricks that brick makers are staying open over the Christmas period, when they usually close. Brick production in 2013 is expected to be around 1.73 billion bricks, since, by the end of July, deliveries of new bricks were up 12% on the previous year.
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