When you say 'over here' are you talking about the UK? The price of a lot of stuff has increased because there is a shortage. Our kid (a builder) travelled 40 miles for 6 bags of cement yesterday. That cost and hassle will go to the customer I'm afraid. It's outrageous really. The big builder snaffling it up doesn't help either. Four large pallets in Jackson Buildbase were reserved and they can't say when the next delivery is coming in.
Timber has increased 30% since March, the choice (low) and price (high) of house bricks is staggering. Trying to get an exact match on a twenty year old house is getting harder and harder. 6' Plaster board is running low, so he's using the smaller stuff. That's more expensive because he needs more per sq ft and it takes him longer. All added to the customer bill.
I blame Dianne Abbot.
Yep. 8 x 5m decking boards - £170, one 4.2m length sawn redwood - £30! Luckily, as has already been mentioned, I don’t need any cement.
Chap next door is newly moved in and his roof needed doing, just getting the materials together has taken forever. He’s reusing the tiles luckily, but needed another 10, could he find any? Our houses have the same tiles, and do I on the vague off chance happen to have any spares? Best neighbour in the world!!