TIP: At this time of year you may be able to purchase building materials direct from the factory. This may be of interest to those who need e.g. wood, tiles, stone cladding etc.
Contact the factory while they are still open. Ask if they are open to the public for direct purchase. Even if they say no continue the conversation by asking whether they have a sale on in July/August and will then be selling direct to the public (or other merchants). Find out the dates of factory close down for the summer.
We have save thousands of Euros by doing this.