Investment boom in zero carbon products

Published:  19 January, 2010

LONDON: Catalyst Corporate Finance predicts new wave of investment in building products sector.

Leigh Daveran, analyst at Catalyst Corporate Finance, said: "I believe these are exciting times to be a manufacturer in the building industry.

"Housing Minister John Healey's pledge that all new homes will be zero-carbon rated from 2016 is a long overdue confirmation from the Government of something the industry has been planning for over some time.

"With Mr Healey's announcement the industry now needs to move on and start providing factual solutions to the problems ahead. Fortunately, we have some of the most innovative manufacturers in the industry across the world based in the UK and so I am confident much can be done," Mr Daveran said.

Current financing issues aside, many of the larger materials companies around the world will be starting to plan a mergers and acquisitions strategy with the knowledge that the legislative agenda has been clarified and with a roadmap of technologies they need to acquire to compete in future.

"Some companies have already started on this journey, with the likes of Alumasc already well down the path of building a competence in new, fast growth areas utilising technology aimed at the zero carbon market," Mr Daveran stated.

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight


Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

At Arco, we are an industry specific recruitment consultancy, providing sales and managerial staff Nationwide to Merchants, Distributors and Manufacturers of Building Materials within the Construction Sales Sector. Priding ourselves on our unparalleled customer service and hard work, we offer a fresh, innovative and personal approach to recruitment specifically designed to meet our clients’ needs and candidates’ skills.

Guest Blog by Simon Damp

Is DIY a lost art?

As time goes by, the art of do-it-yourself when it comes to activities around the home and garden is fast becoming more and more of a lost art.