Warning-timber prices going up 40%

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  1. meadowhog

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    Thats not a typo. My local supplier has said due to a lack of demand the mills in Canada are shutting down but the remainder are hiking up the price. My supplier is putting up their prices as soon as current stock runs out.
     
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    been told 10% down our way
     
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    30% in northants was the latest i heard middle of last week.
     
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    Is that 40% on top of Travis Perkins' prices or wickes?

    What if the timber does not come from Canada?
     
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    To me TP and wickes are expensive, I'm paying £1.60 per metre for C16 4x2. This is going up to £2.24. I just want people to check their quotes and if like me doing a self build get it in now.

    Maybe its time to look for another supplier if it is sourced from Canada.
     
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    christ thats expensive, i pay 1.17 for mine
     
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    Thats delivered and I like I said I'm a self builder so dont expect a discount as big as regular buyers in the trade. I make my savings on ebay and other areas. By trade I'm an Electro/Mechanical Production Engineer. But nice to know I could squeeze my supplier if I was in the trade. Maybe its worth setting up a cost comparison section?

    I paid £1.39 for C16 6x2 , 300m off, for my roof 6 months ago.
     
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  10. out of interest, who is your supplier?
     
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    from a beach side cafe :D :D ;)
     
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    Hughes in Flackwell
     
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    no its not the stuff that floated in over the last two years. :LOL:
     
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