Building services is buzzing again … it really is. No matter what the industry gathering there is an air of confidence and optimism that is slowly permeating all sectors. Whether domestic or commercial, projects are being designed, contractors are being appointed and orders for equipment are being placed.
Yes margins are tight and business is hard won but, compared to this time last year, there is every reason to be optimistic about prospects for the coming 12 months.
All over the country there is evidence of dormant sites coming to life, of half-completed projects being reactivated, and of new green-field schemes getting the go-ahead. The pharma and similar critical environment manufacturing sectors are also releasing funds for refurbishment and new developments.
This very tangible upturn has reinvigorated the industry and augurs well for 2014.