05 May 2020
Demand for heavy side building materials declined before the impact of COVID-19 but the sector is ready, able and willing to supply safe sites
Construction market demand for heavy side building materials in Great Britain, including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and mortar, declined significantly at the start of 2020. The fall reflected a ‘double-whammy’ of flooding and adverse weather affecting work on site in February, and the early impact of the COVID-19 lockdown at the end of March. Combined, these two factors brought any early signs of market sales improvements recorded in the second half of last year to a halt.