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Prices are increasing across the world. Due to globalization, every country has experienced inflation in almost every sector. This is particularly true in the construction industry. Over the last year, building materials have recorded a price increase every month. Many factors have impacted these price increases including political instability, supply chain problems, and shortages of raw materials.
At SSQ, we are doing everything we can to keep our slate prices as affordable as possible. Let’s take a closer look at our average prices and the main factors causing cost increases.
To provide a realistic idea of the cost of slate, it’s a good idea to consider the longevity of the slates alongside the initial financial outlay. Slates are one of the most durable and long-lasting roofing materials. Therefore, the initial cost is almost always outweighed by the years of use they provide with virtually no maintenance required.
Slate prices also vary from region to region due to transportation costs. If the slates need to be delivered to a remote location, prices will rise accordingly to factor in fuel costs. Slates can also see a reduction in price when bought in bulk. For roofing specialists and contractors, it is often more cost-effective to buy several pallets in preparation for future installations.
As mentioned above, numerous factors are affecting slate price rises on a global scale. National and local issues are also contributing to price increases with general building material costs predicted to reach an all time high in the UK this year.
At SSQ, we have found that certain factors outside our control have had the largest impact on slate price increases. The leading causes include:
At SSQ, we are doing everything we can to keep our slate prices affordable. If you’d like an accurate quotation on any of our slates, we can provide some of the most competitive prices available today. Call us on 020 8961 7725 or contact us online to find out more.