Builders warn customers to expect delays as timber shortage hits New Zealand

A Newshub article.

Building industry groups are meeting on Monday to discuss a nationwide timber shortage before taking their concerns to the Government later in the week.

It comes after Carter Holt Harvey cut the supply of structural timber to big retailers Bunnings and Mitre 10, adding further stress to the industry. It hasn’t yet said why it has stopped its supplies.

Builders are already warning customers if they’re planning on building a house or are part way through to expect delays.

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