Building materials prices rise 0.9% but industry optimism grows for end-of-year recovery

Building materials prices affecting workers and homebuilders
Building materials prices rise in May by 0.9% (Image credit: Getty Images)

Building materials prices saw an annual rise in May by 0.9%, according to the latest government figures.

The availability of building materials continues to struggle, with brick and block deliveries seeing significant annual declines of 9.3% and 3.7% as of May. 

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.

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