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July 2019

Rotary Piling lead times remain at 7 weeks with no change reported. Pre-cast Piling lead time remains at 4 weeks no change in lead time are expected over the next 6 months.

Concrete Works lead times remains at 10 weeks; contractor’s enquiry levels and workload remain static, contractors do not anticipate lead times changing over the next six months.

Structural Steel Frames lead times remain at 15 weeks and with workload and order levels unchanged they are forecast to remain the same for the next 6 months.

Cladding - Natural Material lead time remain at 39 weeks, workload and enquiries remain at a consistent level with no change forecast for the for the next 6 months.

Cladding – metal panellised system Lead times remain at 50 weeks with some companies continue to report increased workload and enquiry levels. The anticipated increases in lead times have not yet materialised but continue to be forecast in the next six months.

Cladding – curtain walling system lead times remain at 60 weeks, although companies are generally busier, enquiries are quieter than 6 months ago, therefore they do not anticipate lead times changing in the next six months.

Roof Finishes – asphalt / membrane lead times remain at 7 weeks. With enquiries and workload remaining consistent, contractors do not anticipate lead times changing in the next 6 months.

Roof Finish - profiled metal lead times remain at 15 weeks. Workload remains the same but enquiries are quieter than 6 month ago therefore no changes in lead times are anticipated in the next six months.

Façade Cleaning Equipment lead times remain at 33 weeks, contractors continue to be busier with increased enquiries compared to six months ago, but they do not anticipate any change over the next six months.

Brickwork lead times remain at 11 weeks. Workload and enquiries remain at a consistent level therefore no changes in lead times anticipated over the next six months

Blockwork lead times remain at 7 weeks, companies do not expect lead times to increase over the next six months with workload and enquiries remaining the same.

Dry lining lead time remain at 13 weeks. No change is reported over the next 6 months.

Demountable Partitions lead times remain at 11 weeks with companies reporting consistent workload and enquiry level, therefore no increase in lead times are forecast over the next 6 months.

General Joinery lead times remains at 16 weeks, with increased workload and enquiry levels reported, lead times may therefore increase in the next six months. Specialist Joinery lead times remain at 26 weeks following the increase last quarter. However, increases in workload and enquiries are forecast to increase lead times in the next six months.

Raised Floors lead times remain at 6 weeks, workload and enquiries are down, but no changes forecast in the next six months.

Suspended Ceiling lead times remain at 13 weeks with no change reported.

Architectural Metalwork lead time remain at 15 weeks, with no change reported.

Decorative Wall Covering lead times remain at 4 weeks with no change anticipated in the next six months. Workload and enquiries remain consistent.

Internal Stone Floor and Wall Finish lead times remain at 16 weeks, enquiry levels and workload remain stable, no change in lead times are forecast for the next six months.

Soft Floor Finish lead times remain at 11 weeks. Increase are anticipated over the next 6 months

Passenger Lift non-standard lead times have increased by three weeks to 44 weeks, this follows a steady pattern of increases in the last twelve months, mostly in the manufacturing phase. No further increase in lead times anticipated in the next six months.

Escalator Lead times remain at 19 with no change reported.

Electrical Package lead times remain at 20 weeks, there are signs of an increase in workload and enquiries with some companies forecasting an increase in in lead times over the next 6 months.

Mechanical Packages lead times remain at 25 weeks, following increases the previous nine months due to design and manufacture of mechanical equipment. Companies anticipate lead times increasing in the next 6 months.

Ductwork the lead times remains at 8 weeks, with workload and enquiry levels remaining static no change is forecast for the next six.

Sprinklers Lead times remain at 8 weeks; contractors workload remains consistent and they do not forecast an increase in lead times over the next six months.

Security Systems Lead times remain at 6 weeks with no change forecast.

Controls lead times remain at 9 weeks. Enquiry levels and workload remains unchanged, contractors forecast no change in lead times over the coming six months.

IT Infrastructure Equipment lead time remain at 10 weeks

Data and Voice Cabling lead times remain at 13 weeks with no changes forecast.

Fire detection and voice alarm systems lead times remains at 5 weeks, workload and enquiries remains consistent with no change forecast in the next six months.

Hard landscaping lead times remain at 15 weeks.

Logistics Services lead time remains at 5 weeks; contractors do not anticipate change in lead times over the next six months.

There continues to be very little change in lead times with only non-standard passenger lifts reporting an increase of 3 weeks in the manufacturing process. The forecast is generally for little change with workload and enquiry levels remaining static.

Data capture and analysis by Mace Business School. For more details on the article and the contributors please visit www.macegroup.com/people/suppliers.