• Patricia M. Hillebrandt


It is estimated in Table 10.6 that materials in 1981 accounted for about 37 per cent of the value of all construction output or about £8000 million in 1981 prices. If the DIY materials are included it is nearer £10000 million. For new building work, however, the estimate is well over 40 per cent and this is compensated by the lower overall figure of 30 per cent for repair and maintenance and 35 per cent for new civil engineering. However, within these estimated figures for each group the range is great — from about 15 per cent for some repair and maintenance and some new civil engineering work to probably 75 per cent for some new building work involving a high proportion of expensive components.


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