The Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) has reported that the total sales at builders merchants were up 171% compared with April. KBB sales were up by 210.7% in the same period.
The overall bounce back has been attributed to many trades returning to work and reopening trade counters and showrooms.
The index total for May 2020 was 78.7, with kitchens and bathrooms at 43.7.
Total sales were down 39.9% in May compared with last year. Kitchen and bathroom sales were hurt the most when compared with May 2019, down by 62.7%.