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Construction Skills Shortage Holds Back Housing

Construction Skills Shortage Holds Back Housing

 House builders are operating under the combined pressure of rising costs and real shortages in the labour market; a double whammy which is holding back growth.

The reality of the situation is that we just don’t have enough skilled workers to build the homes we need. In the words of Peter Box, the Local Government Association’s housing spokesman, Britain has trained “too many hairdressers and not enough Bricklayers”.

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Site Manager Struggle Could Stunt Industry Growth

As we’ve all seen in recent news articles the UK’s construction industry is starting to suffer due to a shortage of Site Managers.

The ‘Building for Growth’ report by Lloyds Banking Group, shows a third of construction companies are failing to find qualified candidates for Site Manger roles which is causing our construction sites problems.

With figures for the industry showing a 34% shortage for Site Managers and Electricians, with Project Managers following closely behind on 33%, and Quantity Surveyors and Architects facing a 31% shortage there has unavoidably been a negative effect on the construction industry output.

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