Housing minister confirms final extension of Help to Buy practical completion deadline

Housing minister, Lucy Frazer has granted an extension to the practical completion deadline for Help to Buy transactions in England by six weeks. The minister confirmed the extension in a letter to the Home Builders Federation’s (HBF) executive chairman, Stewart...

£43m in government support for Darlington’s new Burtree Garden Village

Thousands of new homes will be built in a new garden village in Burtree, Darlington, thanks to £43m government funding announced by Homes England on 26 January. Burtree Garden Village is set to create a new sustainable community of 2000 homes and state-of-the-art...

PfP Capital acquires igloo Regeneration

Aligned experience, purpose and values will service significant demand for PfP Capital’s end to end sustainable development and investment capabilities. PfP Capital, the social value and ESG-focused real estate fund manager, which is part of the UK’s leading social...

Kier Construction appoints new head of sustainability

Kier has appointed Anna Baker as head of sustainability for its Construction business. This latest appointment builds on the Group’s newly formed Responsible Business team and underlines its commitment to sustainably delivering infrastructure which is vital to the UK....

UK Landscape Barometer: October 2022 findings

There has been a steady fall in enquires this year, similar to that of the lack of confidence in the industry. However, as the year comes to a close, we are seeing 6% of our respondents gain confidence in just one month (from 10% of respondents feeling more confident...

“Legislate for eco development now” urges Langley new build lead

Recently appointed new build lead at the Langley Group, Simon Griffiths is calling on the government to urgently legislate for all new developments to feature at least one green or sustainable element. Langley’s calls follow an Autumn Statement which saw the...

Planning permission granted for Chapel Place

The London Borough of Redbridge has approved plans for a mixed-use scheme in Ilford, East London. Designed by HTA the scheme will deliver 837 new homes and 447 new student bedrooms, all supported by what will be the largest piece of greened public realm in Ilford and...

UK Landscape Barometer: September 2022 findings

Confidence has taken another dive across the sectors compared to the previous month, but even more so compared to the same time last year, when confidence appeared to be on the up.   Design and build seems to have taken the biggest hit during September 2022. All...

Funding secured for next stage of Lichfield Canal restoration

HS2’s Community & Environment Fund has provided a £75,000 grant to restore the Darnford Moors section of the canal, transforming the area into a wildlife haven. Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust (LHCRT) has been awarded £116,200 to create an ecology...

New leadership for CIC’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has appointed a new leadership team for its Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Bola Abisogun OBE was elected as chair and Rebecca Lovelace was elected as deputy chair. The Diversity & Inclusion Committee is a collaborative...

Deal agreed with Landsec for first phase of 24-acre site in Manchester

The Mayfield Partnership has reached an agreement to fund the first phase of development at the 24-acre central Manchester site with Landsec, regeneration developer U+I’s parent company. The deal allows Landsec to begin drawing down land from an agreed first phase...

Atkins secures Surrey County Council highways contract

Atkins has been appointed by Surrey County Council to develop and lead maintenance and improvement works across its 3,000-mile road network, as part of a major investment programme. Under the terms of the £40m+, five-year Highways and Infrastructure Professional...

UK Landscape Barometer: August 2022 findings

The number of factors contributing to the lack of confidence within the landscaping industry keeps growing; the cost-of-living crisis, the threat of recession, the summer heat waves and overall uncertainty from clients themselves. Yet despite all of this, turnover...

UK Landscape Barometer: July findings

In the month of July there has been a dramatic drop in enquires with half of our respondents claiming to have seen a decrease. A fall in enquires isn’t unheard of; it typically happens around this time of year. However, with the current cost-of-living crisis and an...

House price growth slows in March

The latest house price data published by HM Land Registry (HMLR) for March 2022 has shown that average house prices in the UK increased by 9.8% in the year to March 2022, down from 11.3% in the year to February 2022. March 2022 saw UK house price growth slow to 9.8%...

Further growth forecast as expanding homebuilder reports £24m rise in revenue post-Covid

A HOUSEBUILDER is celebrating a major post-Covid recovery after seeing annual revenues grow by more than 200 per cent. After posting revenue of £37m for the 2021/22 financial year – a rise of nearly £24m from the previous year – Cumbrian-based Genesis...

Impressive UK construction growth unlikely to continue, says GlobalData

GlobalData currently forecasts that construction output growth will stand at 3.4% in 2022 as a whole, which means that in constant prices terms, output will just be marginally below the 2019 level. However, the downside risks to the outlook have intensified given the...

Construction output increases for fifth consecutive month

Monthly construction output grew 1.7% in volume terms in March 2022 compared with February 2022. This is the fifth consecutive month of growth and is the largest single-month growth since January 2022 (2.1%). Monthly construction output in March 2022 is now at its...

Augmented reality would attract young talent to ageing construction workforce, says GlobalData

Giving construction workers access to technology such as augmented reality (AR) will not only combat soaring resource costs, but help attract young people to construction roles, says GlobalData. The company notes that, while AR could give the industry a much-needed...

Small, local build companies hit hard by delays and soaring costs

Small, local build companies have been hit hard by rapid inflation and materials price rises with uncertainty on the impact of the war in Ukraine looming large for the sector. According to the latest Federation of Master Builders (FMB) State of Trade Survey, prices...

House prices in February 2022: What’s changed?

UK house prices increased by 10.9% in the year to February 2022, up from 10.2% in January 2022. On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, average house prices in the UK increased by 0.5% between January and February 2022, up from a decrease of 0.04% during the same period a...

UK Landscape Barometer: January findings

OVERALL PERFORMANCE year-on-year As we dust off the memories of the last twelve months, we stepped forward into a whole new year. Whilst there’s a few things we are carrying over into 2022, the pandemic for starters, and the supply shortage continuing to contribute...

Bad weather dampens construction output in February

Monthly construction output decreased by 0.1% to £14,610 million in volume terms in February 2022 compared with January 2022. This is the first monthly decrease since October 2021 (a fall of 0.9%) following three consecutive months of growth. Storms Dudley, Eunice and...

Construction output reaches highest level after two years

Monthly construction output increased by 1.1% in volume terms in January 2022 and is now at its highest level since September 2019; this follows an increase of 2% in December 2021 and is the third consecutive monthly growth greater than 1.0%. The increase in monthly...

UK Landscape Barometer: December findings

OVERALL PERFORMANCE year-on-year Focusing on the trading month of December 2021, Christmas was on the way, Omicron was spreading, and the start of the winter season was upon us. Anecdotal evidence suggested there was a strong feeling of uncertainty about what the new...

Welcome to Pro Landscaper IQ, the place to find out the performance of the landscaping market. You will also find information and news from sectors that affect the landscaping market and its performance. Surrounding sectors include construction, architecture, property, economy, interior design, and manufacturing. 

How does it work?

Each month, we contact businesses within the landscaping market to find out their performance. We ask about their confidence in the market and their turnover.  We ask about their number of enquiries, projects, full-time staff and more. Furthermore, we gather comments from businesses of the trends, activities, and their thoughts in the landscaping market to get an insight behind the data.

How is it used?

Then, we use all of this to create easy to digest statistics, an IQ and UK Landscape Barometer section in the Pro Landscaper magazine and a full report of the findings. The information found in the magazine is only of the top-level statistics.

Why is this important?

Pro Landscaper IQ and the UK Landscape Barometer are essential tools for measuring the landscaping market performance. This is important for several reasons and useful for many businesses and people.

For the participants, they get to focus on these important business performance markers monthly, some of which they might not have looked at previously. They also get to easily compare their performance to the market average in their region and/or sector.

For businesses in the industry that are not participants, they still get to see the headline statistics and performance. They can figure out and compare their own business performance to the market average.

For suppliers, they can find out if their sales are in line with the landscaping market performance. They can also plan and improve their business strategy using the historical data.

For the surrounding sectors, they can understand exactly how the landscaping market is performing and see the other sectors news.

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