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Building sector facing 'perfect storm'

Acute shortage of materials, price hikes and labour shortage

Construction Isle of Man says the Manx building sector is facing a 'perfect storm'.

Companies are dealing with acute shortages of basic materials - such as wood and plasterboard - coupled with soaring prices and a labour shortage.

Chairman Brian Butler believes the situation is critical:

A local builder has echoed the concerns.

Gary Dudley, of JR Dudley & Son, says price hikes are making life increasingly difficult:

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