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...

UK Landscaper Barometer: November findings

OVERALL PERFORMANCE year-on-year Focusing on the trading month of November 2021, Autumn was drawing to a close. For many, priorities shifted – with one month to go until Christmas, things may have felt quieter as work was put on hold due to money being spent on...

House prices in November 2021

The latest house price data published on GOV.UK by HM Land Registry (HMLR) for November 2021 show that average house prices in the UK increased by 10.0% in the year to November 2021, up from 9.8% in the year to October 2021. Figure 1: Annual house price rates of...

UK Landscape Barometer September findings

All statistics are based on those surveyed and compare September 2021 to September 2020, with the exception of confidence; confidence is compared at the time of survey (November 2021) to the same time last year. OVERALL PERFORMANCE year-on-year Focusing on the trading...

Material and labour shortages dampening construction output

Construction output fell 1.8% in October 2021, representing the largest monthly decline since COVID-19 sent construction into chaos in April 2020. This fall means the level of construction output in October remained 2.8% below the February 2020, pre-coronavirus level....

City of London Corporation approves 24-storey office tower as developer confidence in the square mile soars

The City of London Corporation has approved plans for a 24-storey office-led development on Houndsditch in the Eastern Cluster, the seventh tall building to be approved this year. The Planning and Transportation Committee backed Brockton Everlast’s scheme, designed by...

UK Landscape Barometer August findings

All statistics are based on those surveyed and compare August 2021 to August 2020, with the exception of confidence; confidence is compared at the time of survey (October 2021) to the same time last year. OVERALL PERFORMANCE year-on-year Focusing on the trading month...

Boost in Levelling Up Funded projects

Regeneration projects are popping up all over the country at the moment as local councils bid for the Governments Levelling Up Fund. Key successful bids this week include: Leicester’s railway station revamp, Birmingham’s Moseley Road Baths and Balsall Heath Library...

Further decline in construction output highlights “loss of momentum”

As the industry battles the ongoing supply chain issue and labour shortages, monthly construction output fell 0.2% in volume terms in August 2021, now with the level of output 1.5% below its pre-coronavirus pandemic February 2020 level. New work remained flat this...

UK Landscape Barometer records first confidence increase after three months

All statistics are based on those surveyed and compare July 2021 to July 2020, with the exception of confidence; confidence is compared at the time of survey (September 2021) to the same time last year. OVERALL PERFORMANCE year-on-year Nationally, projects were up by...

UK Landscape Barometer records third consecutive confidence decrease

All statistics are based on those surveyed and compare June 2021 to June 2020, with the exception of confidence; confidence is compared at the time the survey was taken (August 2021) to the same time last year. OVERALL PERFORMANCE year-on-year The UK Landscape...

The beginnings of scale for custom build housing

The Government have published the results of the Bacon Review following a commission by the Prime Minister to set out a plan for a major scaling of self-commissioned housing across all tenures in England. Custom Build Homes (CBH) welcomes the Report by Richard Bacon...

Construction output falls for the third consecutive month

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), construction in the UK fell by 1.3% in June, and this was the largest monthly decline since December 2020 when output fell by 2.2%. The 1.3% (178M) fall recorded in June was due to a decline in repair and...

Supply chain pressure and shortage of staff continue to hamper market

The RICS construction and Infrastructure survey for Q2 2021 has confirmed that the supply chain is struggling under the huge pressure of keeping up with the increase in new housing and infrastructure across the UK. An increase in the private residential sector...

UK Landscape Barometer – May findings

All statistics are based on those surveyed and compare May 2021 to May 2020, with the exception of confidence; confidence is compared at the time of survey (July 2021) to the same time last year. The material shortage, perhaps unsurprisingly, continued to have a...

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.

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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.

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