The world has an ever-growing population. Therefore we can expect to see many more houses being built, to accommodate the growing population. Many house builders are looking for more environmentally friendly approaches and ways of building homes.
The timber market is spiralling and has become increasingly uncertain. With rising prices in shipping, longer lead times, and lower stock levels. Those within the industry are struggling to provide any consistency.
A ban on the export of all softwood logs and high-value hardwood logs from Russia will begin in Jan 2022. This will hugely impact the Chinese market, as they import much of their softwood logs from Russia. Yet, the ban will also have a far-reaching knock-on impact on the global market.
The current worldwide Timber shortage could last well into the later months of 2021. With many calling it the ‘wood crisis’. With factors such as the shipping container issues, and the high demand in the US house building. Sawmills have been unable to rebuild stock levels, whilst demand remains high.
At Think Timber, we work in close partnership with timber stair manufacturing businesses. We aim to not only make improvements and cost savings for our B2B customers but also strive to always look at the bigger picture and our impact on the environment.
Many people within the timber industry are frustrated – and with good reason! The supply and demand issues facing us are disruptive to business, at all stages. As a supplier, we are faced with issues daily. With every issue, someone somewhere in our supply chain has failed to deliver a service/product on time. This then has a direct impact on us and our customers.
The container shortage continues to be a huge, global issue. As containers transport products, parts, and equipment vital to sustaining business operations. Over the past year, countries around the world have experienced lockdowns. The Coronavirus pandemic created a domino effect of repercussions.
Britain’s haulage industry is warning of a crisis in Britain’s trade. After restrictions introduced for Brexit are still continuing to affect imports and exports. There were initial ‘ teething problems’ in the early weeks of the changes. Data showed that UK exports to the EU collapsed by 41%.
The goal of any business is to sell its products/ services and to make a healthy profit. But when working with non-bespoke timber, off-cuts & labour-intensive workflows can prove uneconomical. By starting with products tailored to your specific needs, you can cut time and costs.
The Government is launching a new mortgage guarantee scheme. Increasing the number of 95% mortgages available for application. A great idea in theory, but there are serious considerations around if this scheme will work. Common questions we’ve heard so far: Can the UK housebuilding market keep up with the demand created by this helping hand?…