News & Views
|Posted on November 19, 2020 at 1:50 AM|
The current SA lockdown has been sudden, and we have been attempting to assess the overall impact it will have on our customers and our current schedule
What we do know is that our industry as a whole has effectively ground to a halt for at least 6 days and we are not able to complete or continue on current jobs until at least next Wednesday. Our suppliers are in lockdown meaning that processing, production and transport is also in lockdown. If restrictions are lifted on time we will still need to obtain information from our manufacturers and other suppliers if their production schedule has been extended, transport schedules will most likely also be extended as they clear backlog of what would have been processed during that time.
A delay in processing will delay manufacturing and of course delivery of materials. Production times may also be affected, and we anticipate there will be some delay in production above the current schedules as they will not be processing until at least Wednesday next week.
We have already experienced recent delays with weather and production overruns, a factor that often happens at this time of the year but has been more noticeable this year due to higher than normal demand.
Until health authorities and the SA Government announce further changes we are in a holding pattern and as such it is not possible to provide confirmation of any current scheduled construction until restrictions are lifted. We are ALL affected by this development.