According to new data, Melbourne is seeing the worst of Australia's building supply problems, resulting in exorbitant bills and lengthy delays.
There are concerns for the sector in 2022, as Melbourne builders struggle to get enough materials to complete their work in the middle of the worst building supply crisis in decades.
According to Master Builders Association research, the cost of supplies for Melbourne builders increased by more than 10% in the year to September, the largest increase in the country.

Critical shortages of timber, steel, and bricks are significantly extending construction times and costs.
Building projects are taking up to 30% longer than intended, leaving homeowners dissatisfied.
Long-time builders, such as Dean Adams of Hylton Constructions, are having to inform homeowners of the terrible news.