“Price uncertainty” is the biggest problem in construction

Burdens surveyed 130 customers about the big problems facing the construction industry.

The biggest concern from the survey is the “price uncertainty” with 33.8% of participants saying they struggle with this. Another challenge facing construction firms is “stock and availability”, with 21.1% of participants saying this is a problem following the aftermath of the pandemic.

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Andrew Taylor, technical sales manager at Burdens, said: “Our industry had faced some challenges, from the price uncertainty of products to the dip in investment stemming from major supply chain issues. We are here to provide some calm in the storm and offer some assurance to our suppliers and customers that, whatever the situation, we can provide supplies efficiently through our extensive branch network.”

The survey highlighted that the majority of concerns related to the word “uncertainty”. The housing market has slowed down, a recession is looming, markets are volatile and businesses and organisations are more hesitant to invest.

Following this Burdens has launched its Essential Product Range. The product range is a commitment to hold 1,500 lines across Burdens’ entire branch estate. It is made up of Civils products to serve customers’ everyday needs.

Taylor added: “As the industry battles a challenging period of product shortage and availability issues, we are focusing on the innovative solutions that will help get the products to customers, responsibly, sustainably and within the best time frame possible.”

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