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Work for builders in the repair, maintenance and improvement sector remains healthy with a 5% increase in the three months to April 2021, but the national shortage of construction materials risks undermining builders’ ability to build.
While workloads and activity remain strong, the skyrocketing price of building materials continues to dampen construction’s economic recovery and is disproportionately impacting on the industry’s smallest firms.
Since the coronavirus pandemic started last year, many members have experienced difficulty with buying the building materials they need. We asked the Construction Products Association and the Builders Merchants Federation to provide an update.