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NI builders short of materials as prices rocket, says industry body

Construction firms face difficulties due to ‘once in a generation’ hikes, survey shows

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Nearly 80% of the firms said they were seriously impacted by rising material costs

Nearly 80% of the firms said they were seriously impacted by rising material costs

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Nearly 80% of the firms said they were seriously impacted by rising material costs

Nearly all construction firms in Northern Ireland are running short of materials such as timber and steel as they grapple with price increases which are putting jobs and companies at risk, an industry body has said.

The Construction Employers Federation (CEF) said builders were reeling from “once in a generation” cost increases and fluctuating supply side issues.


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