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Russell & Chapple Stretcher Bar Pricing - 6th July 2021

As you may have read in the press, the UK is currently experiencing price inflation in world commodity prices for construction materials such as concrete, timber and plastics.

These price increases originate in the disruption to production capacity caused by Covid, and a spike in worldwide demand for these materials.

The wood for our stretcher bars comes from forests in Northern Europe, and sadly we are seeing both shortages of raw material and big cost increases every day. You can read more about how the current situation is affecting UK wood retailers here.


As the current situation stands we have reluctantly implemented a price increase this week on stretcher bars, and there may be more to follow until the situation calms down, hopefully later this year. We will reduce prices as soon as we are able, but in the mean time we will be following market pricing.


The R&C Team