News at Ware & Co | 12/02/2022

  • The Federation of Master Builders' latest State of Trade Survey reports that 74% of builders have raised prices for their work in Q4 2021.
  • At a time when they are reporting a 19% increase in workloads, 95% of builders are also seeing a rise in the cost of materials.
  • Labour shortages are also making it hard with 43% struggling to hire carpenters and 41% finding it difficult to find bricklayers.
  • Increased cost for home improvements, labour shortages and material price rises, may prompt homeowners to consider moving over improving. Source: Dataloft, Federation of Master Builders