Household fixtures and fittings supplier GWA Group's exit from manufacturing has contributed to a $12.8 million half year loss, but earnings from its remaining businesses have improved.

The company stopped manufacturing its bathroom and kitchen products during the six months to December 31, and also sold its Dux hot water and Brivis heating and cooling businesses. That contributed to $36.7 million in restructuring charges. Earnings from its remaining operations – distributing bathroom, kitchen, door and security products…