State of Trade Survey 2017 Q2
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Construction product manufacturers continued to experience growth in sales during the second quarter of 2017. On balance, 40% of heavy side manufacturers and 55% of light side manufacturers reported that sales had increased compared to Q1. On the heavy side, the balance weakened from 45% in the first quarter of 2017, whereas the balance for the light side strengthened from 38%, reflective of increased heavy side activity filtering through to the later stages of the construction supply chain.
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...
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...
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...