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Long wait for two new composite doors - 17 weeks so far

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by cyber69, 10 Sep 2021.

  1. cyber69

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Sep 2009

    Posts: 2,010

    Location: Loogabarooga

    Placed an order for two new fairly basic composite doors back in May so been 17 weeks now waiting to be told that they are now in stock and plan a fitting date.

    Anyone else experiencing the same delays? Is there still a supply issue for companies?
  2. Maccapacca


    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 18,044

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    I'm involved with about £200m of construction activity and can confirm lead in times are completely in the air.
  3. sdavlaws


    Joined: 8 Mar 2008

    Posts: 173

    Even the most basic items like 4 x 2 or 4 x 3 timber for wallplate or slate lats are on massive lead times if importers/mills will even let us order them at all. As you get into manufactured items it only just gets worse. the you got the pricing on top its awful. I have had a few cash type jobs get a little irate that I have had to basically double the price I quoted them in early 2020 then tell them the lead times over doubled.
  4. ~Divine~Wind~


    Joined: 14 Jun 2004

    Posts: 16,419

    Location: Newcastle U/T

    Harsh, but I guess it's a risk with cash jobbies.
    No paperwork or anything signed to say x work at x cost

    We really need an extension but not really isnt the time lol
  5. sdavlaws


    Joined: 8 Mar 2008

    Posts: 173

    We cant offer any lifetime on our prices currently, any quote I issue now expires at end of sept. some buyers at companies I deal with are been given quotes valid for 24 hours for some products!
  6. Tee Hee Johnson


    Joined: 30 May 2007

    Posts: 4,513

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    We just had windows done, and it was normal lead times.

    During chatting he mentioned that if we wanted doors too, it would be into next year due to the lead times on those at the moment!
  7. Abyss


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,486

    Location: Nottingham

    Like Maccapacca I look after a similar value of property works across building/PFS/electrical/mechanical/HVAC etc and seeing lots of issues around leadtimes.

    The biggest issues seem to be:
    • Transport/logistics
    • Suppliers having backlogs due to covid
    • Increased workload due to construction sites starting back up
    • Suppliers generally running so tight that they have no contingency when there's a failure
    As an example Kingspan recently had an issue with one of their suppliers factories needing to close and it affected their worldwide supply.

    Basic construction materials seem to be just about manageable with the odd issue, but anything requiring bespoke manufacture then delivery into the country seems to be getting signifcantly increased leadtimes. I'm seeing HVAC equipment taking as long as 20 weeks to get delivered.
    Last edited: 10 Sep 2021
  8. DXP55


    Joined: 5 Aug 2013

    Posts: 5,166

    Location: Shropshire

    Ordered a vertical blind - rang up after a week - Oh it will be another three weeks.

    I have a fortune in my garden - got 5 x 4.3m roofing lathes and they have quadrupled in price.
  9. ShadowMan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,751

    My composite decking is finally due for delivery on Tuesday. Ordered mid May. Prices on timber for framing it more than twice last year and the decking itself is up 20% since I ordered it.

    I still need OSB and roofing materials which won’t be fun to get.
  10. theone8181


    Joined: 27 Mar 2013

    Posts: 6,365

    There's alot of issues with the transport side of things. Guess another "bonus" of brexit:rolleyes:. Too few hgvs drivers, wonder if the microchip shortage is part of it too.