- Forterra said its board's full-year forecasts were unchanged after a good trading performance in the year to date.

It said trading in the period from the beginning of July to the end of October had continued to be underpinned by good activity levels in the new build residential sector, resulting in double digit growth of brick and aggregate block volumes for the 10 months to October 2017 compared with the corresponding period last year.

It said overall group revenue for the ten month period was 12% ahead of last year after excluding the Bison acquisition.

The group completed the acquisition of the trade and certain assets of Bison Manufacturing in September.

It said the integration of the business, which included the transfer of certain product lines between the two existing Forterra precast concrete facilities and the new Bison facility in order to improve efficiency and maximise potential, was progressing to plan.

At 9:26am: [LON:FORT] Forterra Plc share price was +2.75p at 284.75p

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