The BBC Radio 4 programme, ‘You and Yours’, which focuses on consumer affairs, has visited MKM Building Supplies Macclesfield.
The programme, which was aired 4th January, discusses the rise in the cost of basic building materials and whether this is an effect of the Brexit vote.
A recent survey has shown that costs of building materials are at the highest they’ve been for 5 and a half years.
Branch Director at Macclesfield, Peter Gibson, and member of the Builders Merchant Federation, spoke to BBC reporter Jess Quail.
With 90% of MKM customers being from trade, Macclesfield display pricing changes for customers to see, so it’s easy for them to plan the cost of their build.
Running special offers and credit facilities means that the impact of these price rises is lessened for MKM customers.
The programme also speaks to a Manchester-based contractor and the Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
You can listen again to the programme here, with the section starting at 28:36.