Message to all Ash & Lacy customers:
Please be aware that the UK is currently experiencing severe disruption to domestic and international steel supplies and this is having a significant impact throughout the construction industry, amongst numerous others.
Whilst Ash & Lacy have strong supply chain partners and generally hold high levels of steel stock, this global issue is inevitably impacting our ability to source material and price volality is at unprecedented levels. In many cases we are having allocated supplies withdrawn and/or price rises imposed on us without notice. We would encourage customers to order as much in advance as possible and also anticipate potential disruption. We don’t see any relief from this situation in the near term and prices are likely to remain high or even rise further this year. We apologise and are doing all we can to manage what is a very difficult and challenging situation for our industry.
In more positive news, we are noticing that the strain on aluminium supplies to the UK is starting to ease and material is becoming more readily available at reasonable lead times. This presents opportunities for steel components to be substituted in some cases for aluminium alternatives. Please talk to us if you are struggling to source steel components and would like to enquire as to whether there are aluminium alternatives available. We’ll ensure than any substitute materials are fully checked by our engineers to guarantee equal or superior performance in use.
Our customers are incredibly important to us, and whilst we are endeavouring to communicate as effectively as possible, we appreciate that you may have questions or concerns that you want to discuss with us. If you’re not sure who you need to speak to, please see the details below for our sales team as a first point of contact, or check our Contact Us page to find local office or depots contact details.
Steel Frame Systems – Area Contacts
LONDON & SOUTH EAST
NORTH EAST ENGLAND
NORTH WEST & CENTRAL
Fixings, Ashgrid and Axial Support Systems
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8391 9700
Tel: +44 (0) 121 525 1444 (Option 2)
Tel: +44 (0) 141 950 6040