A lack of labour and cost of raw materials. It’s the biggest thorn in construction’s side.
But, this week I wanted to go deeper and check how it’s affecting the fit-out market. We caught up with Fionn Byrne, Director of Myco Interiors, owned by Myco Contracts, based in London.
“We’ve been hit from all angles. Brexit, COVID, and the war. Creating long lead times and an inability to procure what’s been specified. For high-end projects, our fine stones, chairs, and wallpapers are coming from Italy and France. We finished a project six weeks ago and there are still chairs being held up in France. We have taken on this cost i.e. paying for customs and storage. And we just had to procure temporary chairs for 3-4 weeks so the venue can be used” said Byrne.