Construction Trade Survey February 2017
Firms across the construction industry supply chain reported growth in the final three months of 2016, marking the fifteenth quarter of expansion since 2013 Q2. Construction product sales rose for both heavy and light side manufacturers at the start of the supply chain in Q4, whilst activity on the ground was also reported to have increased. Output rose for main and specialist contractors and workloads were reported higher for SME builders and civil engineering firms. However, looking ahead to 2017, product manufacturers lost some of the optimism displayed in previous quarterly surveys, especially on the heavy side, with a balance of 18% anticipating sales increases over the year ahead, down from 38% in Q3.
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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Adhesives are widely used in non-structural applications such as furniture manufacture and joinery. They are also used in the manufacture of panel products such as plywood, particleboard, fibreboard and oriented strandboard (OSB), of which some grades are used structurally.
Glulam and structural timber composites such as cross laminated...
Repairs become necessary when a building is no longer safe or serviceable for its intended purpose, or to restore or improve its appearance, performance or function.
Timber structures can be repaired using traditional all-timber methods, mechanical fasteners and adhesives, but only following survey and assessment that take account of...