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Product Availability Improves But Not For All Sectors

WHILE THERE HAS been an improvement in product availability, demand continues to outstrip supply for certain products, including roofing materials and particularly those imported. Roofing...

Construction Product Shortages Will Continue Next Year

DEMAND FOR CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS has fallen from the peaks seen during spring and summer, according to a statement from John Newcomb, CEO of the...

Construction Cement Shortages Averted as Hanson Drivers Agree Pay Deal

THE PROSPECT of the UK’s construction industry grinding to a halt due to cement shortages has been averted after HGV drivers employed by Hanson...

August Construction Output Slows as Shortages Stifle Growth

CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN August 2021 fell 0.2% bringing the level of output now 1.5% below the pre-coronavirus pandemic level of February 2020, falling by...

August’s Construction Materials Prices Up Almost a Quarter on Last Year

IN THE LATEST monthly statistics from BEIS for Building Materials and Components for August 2021, the material price index for All Work increased by...

Materials and Staff Shortages Hold Back Construction in September Slowdown

SEPTEMBER DATA revealed another growth slowdown in the construction sector, with output volumes rising to the smallest extent for eight months. The slowing growth reflected...

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...

Shortages and Prices Blamed for Drop in July 2021 Construction Output

CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT fell by 1.6% in July 2021, as shortages and prices are blamed for taking it below the pre-pandemic February 2020 level again. In...

Industry Warns of Summer Site and Supply Shortages Storm

THE SUPPLY CHAIN to the UK’s major manufacturers is teetering on the edge of collapse this summer Enginuity warns, as news comes of construction...

Timber Shortage Warning for Housebuilding Supply Chain

GLOBAL TIMBER SHORTAGES have put the UK housebuilding industry's supply chain in the eye of a perfect storm. Faltering availability and rapidly rising basic materials...