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The steady rise of timber

If you’ve consumed any news over the last few weeks, chances are you’ll have seen that inflation has now risen to 2.1% - the highest rate for two years.

And it’s not just economic theory – we’re seeing it day in, day out in our industry, with prices only going in one direction.

 Timber prices are on a steady upward trajectory, with some types doubling since the start of 2021. There are all sorts of reasons behind this, but shortage of supply, labour and shipping are compounding to create the issue.

 What we’re doing to counter the problem

 If you’re worried about what this means for your building, you don’t need to – we’re ensuring a good supply of timber, with the farm giving us plenty of places to store it while its waiting to be used.

We’re also ordering customer specific materials as soon as the order is placed to secure supplies, as well as increasing our workforce to put a dent in our lead time.

What you can do to help

 If you’re yet to place your order for your building, we’d recommend you do so as quickly as you can.

Once you’ve got your order in, we can order your materials, ensuring that they’re available when it’s time for your installation, and making sure you don’t end up having to pay more for your building because of the inevitable rise in cost of materials that will continue for the rest of this year (and probably beyond).

With pricing on raw materials so volatile at the moment, it’s very difficult to reliably tell you what your building will cost if you order it in three months’ time, but if you get your quote today, we can fix the price for the next 30 days.

If it’s time to get moving on your building, get in touch and we’ll help you make it happen.

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