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Material Costs & Supply Chain Issues
The big issues now worldwide are lack of labour (especially in UK) and supply chain problems. We will bring news of these soon.
DIY Price Increases and stock issues
For the average home builder, and people hiring small teams for lofts, extensions, landscading etc., it is now hard to get anyone to do anything, and if you can, the cost is double a few years ago. Also, random things are now out of stock, even down to builders' trainers and safety clothing.
In London, many of the large DIY stores such as Homebase and B&Q are closing to be relaced by housing developments. This includes three in Wandsworth, at least one in Merton. Three near the Wandsorth Bridge have all been redevloped. And small stores, usually run by older men who retire, are also closing.
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Plenty of outdoor work to be done
Choose jobs that benefit from the dry weather - fix the roof, do the gutters. Sills can be repaired and repainted.
Decking can be fixed or renewed, or create a new installation.
Conservatories can be enjoyed best in the summer - if you have not got one, they can be fitted quite quickly in good weather, and do not need planning permsition as they are not a proper extension.
Coronavirus - it's not over yet!
Should you let a work person into your home during lockdown?
Social distancing, gloves, wash hands, face mask. If possible, be out of the room(s) they are working in. Here is a useful link: Which magazine advice >
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