This week we take a look at long covid, ….. the effects on the building and renovation industry which ,we think are starting to ripple through the community.

In this episode we make a call to our Block builder, Jason Charles, to get his insights into what’s happening, and what the future looks like for renovators in Australia!

With the impacts on freight, and the effects of the Russian invasion of the Ukraine, the cost of materials for building and renovation are skyrocketing. The impact is being felt by builders and in turn has to be passed on to their clients.

In recent months we’ve seen the collapse of building companies in Queensland, WA, Tasmania, Victoria and it’s likely there are more to come.

Right now, it’s almost impossible to have builders provide fixed quotes for jobs, as material costs are so volatile.

‘Long Covid’ is not just a physical phenomenon, but it has emotional, social and economic impact as well. Physical and mental fatigue can set in, so right now looking after our community's mental health is so important.

Kindness counts and our builders and tradies are trying to survive in a dynamically changing environment. Also, remember there are services available if you need support.

So if you think you may be struggling with your mental health here are some numbers and resources for you

Butterfly Phone 1800 33 4673

Lifeline: 24/7 Crisis Support – Phone 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636

Qlife: 1800 184 527 or via webchat

Delighted to have you on this journey with us.

Mitch and Mark.

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April 19, 2022 — Mark McKie

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