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COVID-19: How Have Courier Services Impacted the Construction Business?

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Courier service providers assist business owners across all industries in the UK. The construction sector is also one such industry that relies heavily on couriers for its business operations. Construction sites require a steady supply of raw materials, individual parts, and equipment for assisting in construction.

Generally, there isn’t a lot of space for storing construction materials on the site, meaning that deliveries have to be made every day for work to be done efficiently. Luckily, couriers in the UK are up to the task, maintaining industry standards by making timely deliveries. In fact, at the start of the year 2020, the UK’s construction business was booming.

However, that changed when the coronavirus hit the world in March. Much like other industries, the building sector also saw business plummeting. The initial lockdown and on-site work restrictions caused a lot of disruption in the industry. Workers went home, supply chains were disrupted, and work stopped at the previously active sites.

By April, the UK construction industry’s outputs fell to three times lower than the outputs in the financial crisis of 2009. This was the lowest point for the industry, and a significant reason for this was the unavailability of required materials and instruments for building.

By April, the UK construction industry’s outputs fell to three times lower than the outputs in the financial crisis of 2009. This was the lowest point for the industry, and a significant reason for this was the unavailability of required materials and instruments for building.

Soon, the government lifted the lockdown from the construction sector, along with other crucial businesses. New rules and regulations regarding work on site were imposed, and things started to pick up. With industry-relevant services resuming all over the country, couriers ensured that supply chains were resumed and workflow continued.

As a result, over the summer, there has been a boom in house sales and construction work. While many other industries have been facing economic repercussions, the property and construction sectors have seen a massive upsurge in demand. This current demand goes against all expert predictions that stated that real estate and construction sectors would see little to no business due to the pandemic.

The reason for increased new orders is the backlog of work from summer. Back then, the construction business had seen a temporary slump. As of now, housebuilding is the biggest in-demand service, while other home-improvements services are also in demand.

Some specialists in the field still believe that delivery models need to be redefined to increase productivity and efficiency; however, the housing industry is in full bloom.

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