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British timber supply chain pressure raw material prices continue to rise

Release date: 2021-02-03 09:34     Source: unknown     Author: admin     Click:

 

Core summary: The UK timber supply chain is facing multiple pressures from rising real estate market demand, brexit and logistics disruption caused by the new crown epidemic. And this is also affecting the recovery process of British construction industry!

· Mulianyun ·

In the context of the coronary epidemic and rising raw material prices, although British builders are striving for new timber supplies, the shortage of major construction materials may delay the overall housing construction progress in the UK this year.

A builder said the delivery date of roofing materials such as sloping roof tiles has been postponed to August, while the normal delivery period is three months.

At the same time, construction also continues to be affected by the shortage of power tools, screws and accessories caused by congestion in British ports. Due to the global shortage of empty containers, companies now have to face double the freight charges. Timber prices have also risen by 20%.

If the problem is not resolved, it could have an impact on "the number of houses that can be built" and delay small projects such as extensions and lofts, according to the BMF.

Over the past year, builders and DIY shops have made a fortune as Britons renovate their homes during the blockade.

The trend has not abated even during the Christmas season, with sales up more than 10 per cent at businesses and 17 per cent by kingfisher, the parent company of B & Q, according to recent data.

Although nearly three quarters of building materials are produced in the UK, the normal operation of the industry is based on the premise that products from all over the world can enter the UK smoothly. At present, the recovery of British construction industry has been hindered by many factors, such as high logistics and transportation costs, congested ports and rising wood prices.

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