Builders and tradesmen positive about Brexit

BUILDING and construction professionals in Portsmouth remain overwhelmingly optimistic about their future post-Brexit, according to a poll undertaken by a builders' merchant.

Wednesday, 7th December 2016, 5:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 2:06 pm

Gibbs & Dandy, in Fitzherbert Road, Portsmouth found that trade professionals, builders, joiners, electricians, plumbers, and painters and decorators, had a positive view of the future, despite the UK voting to leave the European Union.

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When asked how they felt about the short to medium (one to five years) future of the building industry, more than two-thirds (69.5 per cent) said they were optimistic, while only 12 per cent were pessimistic.

When asked if they’d experienced any change in their workload in the months since the UK voted to leave, 14 per cent had seen an increase in work, while 84 per cent said their workload was about the same as before.

Mike Limburn, branch manager, said: ‘Our survey shows the view is one of optimism, It’s great to see such confidence from our customers, and I believe that the best trade professionals will always have work available to them.’