State of Trade Survey 2021 Q2

TRADA image

The construction products manufacturing sector posted a fourth successive quarterly expansion in the second quarter of 2021, according to the latest Construction Product Association’s (CPA) State of Trade Survey. Private housing, infrastructure and private housing repair, maintenance and improvement (rm&i), in which activity remains firmly above pre-coronavirus levels, continued to be the main drivers of growth. Material cost inflation, however, remained a prominent feature and supply-side constraints were seen as the key concern for the year ahead. 

Suggested Reading

A short introduction to cross-laminated timbernavigation-arrow

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

01/01/2016 |  Magazine Article  

Achieving long-lasting timber fencing through specificationnavigation-arrow

Ben Sharples looks at the considerations for durable timber fencing.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2015

01/01/2015 |  Magazine Article  

Aiming high with glulamnavigation-arrow

Andrew Lawrence, Arup's Timber Specialist, discusses the potential for tall wood buildings.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2014

01/01/2014 |  Magazine Article