Howden Joinery Group said trading had been maintained into the second half and 2012 cash flow should be stronger than expected.
Trading performance was on track for the year as a whole despite demanding conditions, the company added.
Revenue from UK depots was 2.2% higher than the previous year in the period from 10th June to 27th October.
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The firm said this reflected a focus on price discipline and margin within the depots, which had delivered improved profitability.
In the first 44 weeks of the form's financial year revenue was up 4.3%, rising 2.2% on a same depot basis.
Howden's also said it was closing two small non-core support businesses, which would result in an exceptional charge in respect of discontinued operations in 2012 of around £3m.
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