Business ‘bouncing back’ for UK plumbers, electricians and builders

Replacing a damaged floor board. Photo: DIY Photolibrary/Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty Images
Replacing a damaged floor board. Photo: DIY Photolibrary/Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty Images

Business is “bouncing back” for Britain’s builders, plumbers, electricians and maintenance firms as lockdown restrictions have eased, new figures suggest.

Trades firms are benefiting from a backlog of delayed construction projects and non-essential work in people’s homes, as well as the renewed availability of materials as supply chains reopen.

Data from almost 600 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) shows sales hitting £6.3m ($8.11m) in June, up 7{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49} on a year earlier.

The figures, shared exclusively with Yahoo Finance UK, are from mobile-based billing, invoicing and quotation application Powered Now, which