Did you know only one in ten construction projects complete on time? It is of the utmost importance to any project to protect vulnerable surfaces to minimise the risk of damage. Damages cause alarming delays, jeopardising the project handover date, which can result in charges or penalty clauses.
Due to the rise of the Omicron variant causing supply chain disruption, along with further price increases and long lead times the construction materials shortage is likely to continue into 2022. 78% of housebuilders commented on the supply and cost of materials as a major barrier to delivery. (Home Builders Federation, 2022) Causing further difficulties, the staff shortages have become so problematic that Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is calling on Government to create a temporary visa scheme for construction workers. Prior to Brexit, London was dependent on migrant workers with more than half the workforce being from overseas. The number of construction workers in London from the EU decreased by 54% between April 2017 – April 2020.
“The Government must look beyond their current blinkered approach to immigration and recognise the impending crisis that is already enveloping one of our most vital industries.” Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan
Damaged surfaces will disrupt a project. It is critical to avoid repairs and replacements as the current materials and staff shortages will delay projects further.
Regardless of your role in a project, time is one of the most valuable assets at your disposal. Neutralise any potential delays before they become problems by using Protectapeel®.
Protectapeel® is quick to apply, will not lose adhesion and will guarantee protected surfaces. Allowing you to avoid delays and penalties at the time of hand-over.
For more information, get in touch with our protection specialists.