PIR INSULATION BOARDS: Due to a major shortage in the main chemical component used in the manufacture of PIR boards, production levels remain very low and have not recovered fully from late 2016.
As a direct consequence All PIR suppliers have placed all customers on allocation, resulting in continued price increases since January 2018.
All manufacturers i.e. Celotex, Kingspan, Ecotherm etc are expected to implement further price increases throughout 2018.
SHEET TIMBER – PLYWOOD & OSB BOARD: We are expecting timber prices to rise in 2018. Carcassing could be up to 10% per quarter and plywood could be as much as 20%. Allow an average increase of 18% across the board for the 1st half of 2018.