Jewson warns of price rises amid shortage of building materials

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Supply chain crisis means cement, plasterboard and insulation are being rationed by manufacturers

One of Britain’s biggest builders’ merchants has warned of shortages of materials as the UK construction industry struggles under mounting pressure from the deepest supply chain crisis in decades.

Jewson has told customers that prices for a range of goods – including timber, wheelbarrows, insulation and adhesives – will rise by as much as a fifth this month amid growing evidence from across the construction sector of severe and sustained disruption linked to Covid and Brexit.

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