Building material shortages: an overview of the current market

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 09:40
Building materials shortages - 2021

The building business is booming, which is great news! But the industry is seeing some supplier price increases and product shortages.


So why is the building industry experiencing this?

There are many issues affecting these product shortages and price increases.


Factories that closed during the 2020 lockdown are still on catch up – leaving them with low stock levels, Brexit disruption, shortages of some raw materials, and price hikes of shipping containers to name a few.


And the Construction Leadership Council has advised builders merchants that “the availability issues we are currently experiencing are likely to worsen before they improve.”



But the good news is that we’re working hard to make sure that we have everything you need to help you build.


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