Construction Specialist Wait Times Have Fallen
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The shortage of professionals in Hungary has been reduced by less than half, according to Mapei Kft.'s research, based on a survey of more than 1,000 construction professionals, writes hrportal.hu.
Today, following an order, the commissioned contractor will start work 58 days later on average, down some 42% from 138 days last year. But the reason behind this is not that there have been more professionals, but fewer orders.
Labor fees are already at the European level, with professionals asking HUF 8,636 per sqm on average, and two-thirds are planning further price increases this year, according to the study.
The more significant the job, the longer the waiting time, with those for minor repairs 46 days on average.
For minor constructions and renovations, it is 56 days; for medium investments, 66 days; and for significant investments, 71 days. General contractors have to wait for the longest again this year, at an average of 75 days.
The wait time for a mason can be up to 70 days; for a tiler, it is 65 days. The minimum commitment period for water and gas fitters is 27 days; for building mechanics, 33 days; and for electricians, 40 days.
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