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Discussion in 'Building' started by amatureleccy, 27 May 2021.

  1. amatureleccy

    amatureleccy

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    Reports on the One Show tonight about the problems with the supply of basic building materials: cement, blocks, timber, steel mesh etc.

    I am currently sourcing materials for the building of a workshop and am finding lots of suppliers telling me about delays.

    Ordered some steel reinforcing mesh for the concrete base on Monday.

    I was expecting it to arrive in June.

    To my surprise, it turned up today.

    ANyone else have any horror stories.
     
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  3. sxturbo

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    I've been lucky I bought all my gear earlier in the year when the shortage was much less.

    They are still suffering from the backlog from covid shutdowns, the evergreen fiasco caused some issues, America is having a building boom and is stockpiling the wood, and in the UK new house building has rocketed along with the housing market, and as everyone hasn't had a holiday for over a year / stuck in their house for over a year people have decided to spend money on extensions and doing up their gardens to better enjoy their own 4 walls and land.

    It's all had huge impacts, prices have soared and building depots are looking after their biggest clients first before anyone else.


    I bet the prices won't go back down though once supply and demand levels back out
     
  4. ETAF

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    been issues for quite a while, getting materials.
    Fencing had been an issue last year, and now gone up in price by about 20% - a neighbour finished a fence just yesterday , but had issues.
    Cement / postcrete locally had been difficult to get for a while
    Generally Tools are a problem , Dewalt seem to be having lots of trouble with supply , I have been looking into Plunge & Table saws and FFX & D&M Tools have been getting a date , to only be pushed out again months and the prices going up all the time.
    for example I purchased a Mitre saw DWS778 in July2019 for £399 , now £574 !!!!!!! Not sure about stock.
     
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