Seems like a global phenomenon.
Woodburner/ water heater- Install has been 'in progress' for 3 months. Delay of 6 weeks for tiler to install new hearth.
Garage lights - Hit up the sparky for a quote while he was here fixing a shower vent. quote took 3 weeks, accepted same day, 3 weeks later, still no start date
Garage door - contacted original installer  for a service call.........no response. Hit up a supplier who is fitting a new door at work - easy as, no problem, - 3 weeks, still no call back
Ride on Mower - Shit itself before Christmas, needs a new deck due to rust. Think it