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Building material shortage


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Just now, stokiescum said:

Doubt your avarage mercinery type person can stockpile much of that .i bet there’s lots of shit in short supply in reality that we don’t realise .i heard lazyboy spas were being hawked on Facebook and eBay for a 100% mark up 

Winter is coming... shit’s going to hit the fan! Opticians are running short on prescriptions for shortsightedness.

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16 minutes ago, assetrichcashpoor said:

Doesn’t the current uk economics model depend on debt fueled spending? The problems only become obvious to the masses if the merry go round slows or stops and people stop spending and start saving.  

There's plenty to play let.

We have yet to catch up with the US model where personal bankruptcy is an everyday occurrence serving as a mere caesura prior to another debt fuelled bout of excess.

I thought the US had peaked about ten years ago when people started financing car tyres but it's still rolling along quite happily.

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4 minutes ago, Chewing Grass said:

We couldn't get a pallet delivery as there is a shortage of pallets so had to send a van on a 160 mile round trip.

Is there?

I'm after a few for a compost bin. Just not enough to go out hunting for any. 

 

My friend who is a decorator had a call the other day from his builder mate to go and stand in the queue at the local building merchant. When he got there half the builder-bloke's family were already in the queue as they were desperate for plaster to finish a job and as it was limited to something silly like a bag each they had to use their initiative. Same merchant card and payment info for each but apparently it kept head office happy.

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2 minutes ago, eight said:

Is the emergency a diagnosis of shortsightedness?

I've no idea. 
I think some head offices think emergencies are when customers ring up and shout at them because they demand an eye test now.


I don't think there's enough opticians working to sort the govt's shortsightedness out 

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Got my suspicions about this one. I had guys in to render some walls in my back garden last October, which they didn't quite get finished. Had them back out 6 weeks ago but only after some persuasion. They said they couldn't get materials, so I searched and found them online no problem. They asked if I could just order them and take it out remaining balance. They also asked for cash rather than bank transfer.

It was a small two man band who have no doubt had every bung going and/or furloughed themselves. Still out working where possible but keeping it off the books.

56 minutes ago, Chewing Grass said:

We couldn't get a pallet delivery as there is a shortage of pallets so had to send a van on a 160 mile round trip.

I've got 3 pallets I need shot off......in Glasgow 👍

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9 hours ago, Roger_Mellie said:

We're having the garden done and hearing that lead times on paving are much longer than usual.

Wait until the squealing starts on school uniforms.

LOL every September there are those 'back to school' stories in the news about children barred from school for some sort of minor infringement of uniform or haircut.  Just imagine the sh*tstorm that will happen with all the breaches of the Corona guidelines...Chantelle, 14, was sent home after failing to disinfect her pencil and standing less then 1m next to her friend Kayleigh in the playground...&c &c &c

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Specialist paints seem to not last long on the shelves and not get replaced. Anything oil based and maybe expensive. I keep an eye on this as I am in the slow process of getting a fence up and its my paint of choice rather than the crappy waterbased ones.

I had a look in the week and some chemical components are made elsewhere out of the UK. Northern Italy seemed to make quite a bit of those chemicals.

Plaster. Lady I know is being charged 25 notes a bag for her kitchen.

 

 

 

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16 hours ago, OurDayWillCome said:

I had a big aggregates delivery a couple of days ago, same driver that dropped off two days before lockdown - he was a wreck, never been so busy. Combination of supply-chain issues and so many people spazing the mortgage holiday cash, and spare holiday cash on home improvements... this ain’t going to end well.

Aww so that’s why there’s so much sheds / cabins , extensions and what not going up? Where I am it’s drills, saws, and hammers from morning!   Although it has calmed down a little - at the beach?
 

Why is it not going to end well - lenders have made money by ‘helping’ and households sort of might have some cash. Expect it is quite varied but probably hammering those working at the bottom end who got furloughed and and are renting.
 

 

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20 minutes ago, Ash4781b said:

Aww so that’s why there’s so much sheds / cabins , extensions and what not going up? Where I am it’s drills, saws, and hammers from morning!   Although it has calmed down a little - at the beach?
 

Why is it not going to end well - lenders have made money by ‘helping’ and households sort of might have some cash. Expect it is quite varied but probably hammering those working at the bottom end who got furloughed and and are renting.
 

 

Well I needed a couple of paintbrushes and a small roller so I went b and q it was rammed out.now got to decide what colour it’s going to be from several half full tins.ive even found a vivid scarlet that’s unopened fuck knows when I bought that .

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1 hour ago, Ash4781b said:

 

Why is it not going to end well - lenders have made money by ‘helping’ and households sort of might have some cash. Expect it is quite varied but probably hammering those working at the bottom end who got furloughed and and are renting.

Time will tell, but folk have been spending all the mortgage money, rather than saving some back. From what I have seen it is the mid-range earners who are spending like crazy - who knows what their job situation will be in a few months time.

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17 hours ago, Roger_Mellie said:

Wait until the squealing starts on school uniforms.

Already started.  Our school switched to a new supplier as the previous one refused to carry enough stock for each new pupil.  Due to corona virus, new supplier unable to get stock of new uniform.  New starters will be allowed to come in September without all items of uniform.

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18 hours ago, stokiescum said:

Some fantastic arguments on local selling sites on Facebook over people selling plaster .aparently 25 quid for a bag that costs 8 quid if you can get it is takeing food off honest self employed workers kids plates . I heard there was a run on fence stainer but plasters anew one 

Fence paint is like gold dust. 

 

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2 hours ago, Ash4781b said:

Where I am it’s drills,

I’m fucking sick of hearing power tools on every dry day. Ok a couple of houses have been undergoing renovation which is fair enough but a few doors down from me I’m not sure what they’re doing....fuck knows ?.....carving chainsaw sculptures....making furniture...cutting wood for fire. 

Every dry day from lockdown.....high power tool noise boring into my head....they’re still at it now! 

Pre virus I spent quite a lot of time at home anyway and accepted folk getting jobs done plus the option to go off out for the day. I hope the perp causing the continuous power tool noise has a job to go back to!

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11 minutes ago, Van Lady said:

Every dry day from lockdown.....high power tool noise boring into my head....they’re still at it now! 

Get a frequency generating app and play 110hz at full volume on your hifi.

Old folk can't hear it but it may have strange effects on the younger folk.

https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology-mysterious-phenomena/experts-unravel-sound-effects-malta-s-hypogeum-hal

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