‘Guarded optimism’

leads2tradeOnline lead generation and installer support company, Leads2trade, has reported ‘guarded optimism’ regarding the economy going forward in a review of its membership.

Leads2trade generates double-qualified home improvement leads via an 800-strong online network of sites where homeowners register to find tradesman to carry out work such as conservatory, solar, boiler and double glazing installations. The company also offers installer support, finance options and other member benefits.

In its mid-market monitor, members said they were confident that the return to economic growth would continue, despite concerns about the UK’s balance of payments regarding exports and increasing levels of consumer debt.

Members also intimated that a change of government following the upcoming General Election in 2015 could have an impact on economic prosperity, due to ‘market confidence and stability being knocked’.

Regarding products, the bulk of members said that they felt bi-folding doors still remained a ‘major growth product’, along with modern orangery style extensions, vertical sliding sash windows and higher-end timber and composite products.

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