“We’ve had Serious Supply Chain Issues” - Your Self Build and Renovating Experiences in 2021

Self building in 2021
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Self building and renovating can be an immensely rewarding experience that often comes with its fair share of challenges. But from a third national lockdown to the construction materials shortage, 2021 has thrown up obstacles which have tested the resilience of the entire construction industry, let alone those with ongoing projects. 

Everything from self build projects to renovations and home improvements will have likely been affected by adverse circumstances this year, which include an ongoing trades shortage and distribution problems amid a national shortage of lorry drivers. 

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.