We find ourselves in a strange position of potentially having more work than we can cope with and demand outstripping the available resources available in the construction industry. Currently we have in excess of 6 months work in the system, which has never been the case in our 38 years of trading.
Timber costs have tripled this year, in addition we have been informed of significant price increases for PVCu products, Glass, Ironmongery with a 30% price increases to silicone amid warnings of likely shortages expected in the coming months.
With this in mind and to do right by our potential new customers we are suspending quoting for Conservatories, Orangeries, Garden Rooms and any roof products such as Glass roofs and Lanterns until summer next year. This will allow us to give quality service to our customers who have ongoing orders and hopefully be able to provide accurate quotations in the future when the Constriction industry has hopefully stabilised and raw materials are more readily available once again.
Sometimes an image can speak a 1000 words, this image shared on social media in the USA highlights just how much the price of raw materials has increased in the last 18 months. The image was from June, we know you’d get even less timber for your money today in November!
With that in mind, we don’t wish to take orders with deposits and then be unable to fulfil them at a later date. Or go back to the customer and say the price has increased after an order has been taken, as our costs are likely to increase over the coming months, due to the ongoing supply chain issues.
Gardinia would sooner do right by our customers and be both honest and realistic with the work that can be currently undertaken and the price it can be done for.
We hope potential customers will appreciate this approach and would encourage you to register your interest with our sales consultants for when we are able to undertake such projects again.
Thank you to all customers past and present for their understanding during this unique time for both the Fenestration and Construction industries.