Construction Industry Forecast Spring 2019

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Construction output falls by 0.4% in 2019 then rises by 1.4% in 2020 and 1.7% in 2021. Private housing starts fall by 2.0% in 2019 then rise by 1.0% in both 2020 and 2021. Offices construction to decline by 11.0% in 2019 and 4.0% in 2020. Retail construction falls 10.0% in both 2019 and 2020. Infrastructure work to rise by 9.3% in 2019, by 9.7% in 2020 and 8.6% in 2021.

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List of Wood Information Sheetsnavigation-arrow

This document contains a fully comprehensive list of all the most up to date Wood Information Sheets (WIS) published by TRADA. Available to members for free or non-members for £12.00, these Wood Information Sheets provide technical guidance related to almost every timber topic under the sun.



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18/02/2020 |  Wood Information Sheet  

Acoustic performance in residential timber frame developmentsnavigation-arrow

The resistance to sound is not just a legal requirement; designers should take account of the expected transmission of sound between dwellings, between rooms and from outside, and design the walls and floors accordingly.

The Building Regulations require that occupants of a dwelling be 'reasonably protected' from noise...

10/04/2017 |  Wood Information Sheet  

Adhesive-bonded repair systems for structural timbernavigation-arrow

Although there is an increasing interest and application in using adhesive-bonded connections for new buildings, the main demand for this technology in the UK is for repairs to structural timbers. The original concept was aimed at repairing historic structures. However, the technology is increasingly being used for repairing modern materials...

21/04/2017 |  Wood Information Sheet