Published On: Mon, Jun 20th, 2016

“Social housing a prime target for building product suppliers” says Insight Data

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PR052Insight Data, the data experts for the construction industry, has revealed an increase in social housing activity with building firms now actively chasing social housing project work.

Jade Greenhow, Operations Manager said; “the number of building contractors winning work within the social housing market has risen by 20.5% in the last 12 months alone, with 582 construction firms now working within the social housing sector”.

The trend looks set to continue as contractors – and building product suppliers – are keen to capitalise on this sector after several years of stagnation.

“According to the Department of Environment, local authority acquisition and construction grew from 285 in 2014 to 1030 in 2015. Speaking in January 2016 a spokesperson explained how 13,000 keys were being handed out for social housing, with output and demand increasing.”

This creates significant demand for building and maintenance products. Using Insight Data’s ‘Construction File’ database means manufacturers and distributors can now target the main contractors, house-builders and developers directly.

Jade added; “The Construction File is our database of the UK’s 1,100 major construction firms and contains detailed information on the type of work they undertook, financial data, and those crucial key decision makers, complete with over 3,000 verified email addresses”.

Sales and marketing departments can access the Construction File database as a one-off list or by using an online database portal, Salestracker, which is continuously updated and gives users access to the very latest industry movements and contacts, all live in real-time.

For more information on how you can utilise Insight’s databases or for a free demo of Salestracker contact us on 01934 808 293 or email us at

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