The UK construction industry is expected to grow by 3.7 per cent in 2002, continuing at 3.8 per cent in 2003 with the increase slowing to 2.9 per cent in 2004, according to Construction Products Association forecasts.
Homebuyers spend on average just 18 minutes choosing a new home, compared with 22 minutes for a new item of clothing.
The Fish4homes. co. uk research found that people are more likely to look twice at clothes than take a second viewing of a property.
The 11 September terrorist attacks will cost property insurers £13.55 billion ($20.3 billion), an increase on the original forecast of £11.08 billion ($16.6 billion), US research company The Insurance Service Office claims.
British Cost Industry Service research shows that wage rates in construction jumped by 6.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2002.