Construction Industry Forecasts Summer 2021
Construction output is currently very buoyant and is forecast to rise by 13.7% in 2021 and 6.3% in 2022, according to the Construction Products Association’s latest Summer Forecast published today. This positive outlook comes despite the dual constraints of shortages and sharp cost rises in both imported construction products and skilled labour over the next 12 months. Infrastructure and private housebuilding are expected to be key drivers of construction growth in 2021 and 2022, while the outlook for the commercial sector remains subdued.
The well-known environmental advantages of using timber as a construction material, coupled with the wider technical and performance benefits of products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glued laminated timber (glulam), are enabling the construction industry to deliver innovative and cost effective timber buildings.
Article from Timber 2016 Industry Yearbook
Ben Sharples looks at the considerations for durable timber fencing.
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2015
Andrew Lawrence, Arup's Timber Specialist, discusses the potential for tall wood buildings.
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2014