The government has rebuffed suggestions that current shortages of construction materials will hit the delivery of major infrastructure projects in the UK. However, sadly this is not the cas for millions of self-builders and small to medim construction firms.
In particular there are likely to be ongoing shortages of steel and timber frame, resulting in delays to many projects and rising prices.
In march of this year, the price of building materials increased by 7.8%, compared to one year prior, so the impact of both the Covid crisis and Brexit is starting to felt across the industry.
If you’re in the midst of a self build or restoration project, we can advice on the best solutions from reclaiming materials to alternatives.