Construction Trade Survey May 2016

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The construction industry recorded a twelfth consecutive quarter of growth in Q1, according to the Construction Trade Survey. Growth was reported by firms across the industry, with increased sales reported by product manufacturers at the start of the supply chain, and a rise in workloads and output on the ground reported by main and specialist contractors, SME builders and civil engineers. Forward-looking indicators paint a mixed picture for the coming quarter and year, however, with signs that sentiment is being dampened by uncertainty in the lead-up to the EU referendum on 23 June.

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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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