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Lessons Learned in 2021

Reviewing lessons learned in 2021, Tim Wright, Managing Director, Concrete Products at Ibstock Concrete, which includes the Forticrete roofing brand, looks back at the...

Research Reveals True Extent of Building Supplies Crisis

NEW RESEARCH REVEALS the enormous extent of the building supplies crisis, showing the increase in both cost and lead times for many key building...

Gas Prices Further Fuel Roofing Materials Costs Crisis

MANY WILL be familiar with the huge price hikes for householders using gas, widely reported in recent weeks as the wholesale price of gas...

CBI Chief Calls for COBR for Action to Tackle Shortages

THE CBI WANTS to see the existing Cabinet Office taskforce upgraded to ‘COBR-level’ to tackle national materials, fuel, energy and labour shortages. The recovery taskforce...

Shortages Set to Continue into Next Year

IN THE LATEST UPDATE on materials shortages from the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) lead times for roof tiles have further lengthened to 24-30 weeks. In...

Materials Crisis Halts Housebuilding

IN WHAT IS NOW a materials crisis, shortages are harming the Government’s housebuilding and construction ambitions. Richard Beresford, chief executive of the National Federation of Builders...

Materials Shortages Show Slight Easing During August Holiday Period

ALTHOUGH THE materials shortages supply situation has not changed substantially, there has been a temporary easing in August 2021. This is according to the...

Virtual Event for Manufacturers to Help Ease Materials Supply Chain

AN INDUSTRY-WIDE appeal to manufacturers to support the building sector’s crucial recovery by addressing materials shortages and supply chain problems has been issued by...

Concrete Roof Tiles Production and Deliveries Down in Q2 2021

CONCRETE ROOF TILES production, deliveries and stocks all fell in Q2, 2021, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data on Building...

Double-digit Growth Forecast for Construction Despite Product and Labour Shortages

CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT is currently very buoyant and is forecast to rise by 13.7% in 2021 and 6.3% in 2022, according to the Construction Products...