Timber Shortage Eases in Boost for Self Builders and Home Improvers

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A timber shortage which has frustrated homebuilders all year is "highly likely" to be over, according to the Timber Trade Federation (TTF). 

There have been "record-breaking" imports of timber since the beginning of the year, the TTF says, which is extremely positive news for the construction industry. The update will also be welcomed by self builders, renovators, extenders and home improvers who have been impacted all year by the construction materials shortage.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.