Construction News has reported that costs of raw materials has risen 66% in Q3. This has hit some Main Contractors who couldn't predict such a rise.
On the flip side the BBC have reported that the construction inductry has enjoyed growth for October 2016 despite fears of a slowdown due to Brexit. The housing market has been largely responsible for this and the news is having a positive effect on the industry as a whole.
Although prices may have increased due to the value of the pound, that same value has brought in a lot of foreign investment which has helped the construction industry.