On course: Despite volatility, revenue has been rebuilt from a low base over the past five years

The Bricklaying and Other Specialised Construction Services industry spans a diverse spectrum of activities, including foundations construction, bricklaying, structural steel erection, subsurface work and dehumidification. The industry’s performance is contingent on construction cycles in downstream residential and non-residential construction markets. The early stages of the past five-year period were characterised by recovery in the UK construction sector and industry demand proved buoyant in the years leading up to the EU referendum. Government schemes to stimulate the housing market, strong levels of business confidence and reinvigorated departmental budgets supported industry demand and resulting growth. However, a dearth of skilled labour has consistently weighed on productivity...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£13.4bn
Annual Growth 14-19
8.8%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
85,339
Businesses
17,966
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry’s performance has been affected by a skills shortage and economic headwinds
  • Commercial building sentiment has been hit by the EU referendum, weighing on the industry
  • Weak investor sentiment is expected to limit demand from the commercial sector in the short term
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry has low barriers to entry, consistent with the majority of specialised construction trade industries. Nationally recognised certification is the principal requisite for contractors to legitimately operate. Contractors are required to hold the appropriate qualification in order to obtain insurance cover and industry recognition. Certification is obtained through formal apprenticeship schemes and on-the-job training. National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Brickwork, Steel Fixing and Steel Erecting are recognised industry-specific qualifications which prospective operators must obtain. Candidates require at least a Level 2 NVQ or SVQ to undertake practical work. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Bricklaying & Other Specialised Construction Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Bricklaying & Other Specialised Construction Services Industry are

  • Access to a highly skilled workforce
  • Management of seasonal production
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Demand from commercial building construction in the Bricklaying & Other Specialised Construction Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Bricklaying & Other Specialised Construction Services Industry?

    Operators in this industry provide specialist construction services, predominantly bricklaying and structural steel erection. The industry excludes the renting of scaffolding, machinery and other construction equipment.

    Industry Products
  • Bricklaying and stone-setting
  • Structural steel erection
  • Foundations and subsurface work
  • Proofing and dehumidification
  • Other Services
  • Industry Activities
  • Bricklaying and stone setting
  • Constructing foundations and driving piles
  • Erecting structural steel and bending steel
  • Erecting chimneys and industrial ovens
  • Damp-proofing and waterproofing
  • Dehumidifying buildings
  • Constructing outdoor swimming pools
  • Steam cleaning and sandblasting building exteriors
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Business confidence index
  • Mortgage rate

  • Current Performance
  • Residential demand
  • Market conditions
  • Skilled labour
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Policy support
  • Commercial cutbacks
  • Steel supplies
  • Table: Bricklaying & Other Specialised Construction Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bricklaying & Other Specialised Construction Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Bridge & Tunnel Construction
  • Electricity & Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Brick & Tile Manufacturing
  • Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Metal Structure Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Bricklaying and stone-setting
  • Structural steel erection
  • Foundations and subsurface work
  • Other Services
  • Proofing and dehumidification
  • Chart: Bricklaying & Other Specialised Construction Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Infrastructure
  • Public non-residential
  • Industrial
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bricklaying & Other Specialised Construction Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesSubcontractor paymentsWagesDepreciation and equipment rentalOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bricklaying & Other Specialised Construction Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Bricklaying & Other Specialised Construction Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bricklaying & Other Specialised Construction Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Bricklaying & Other Specialised Construction Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Damp-Proofing
  • A protective measure to prevent moisture from passing through the walls of a building into its interior spaces.
  • Pile-Driving
  • The process of driving poles into the ground to support the foundations of buildings.
  • Post-Tensioning
  • The process of reinforcing concrete by exerting tension on the metal rods inserted into the concrete.
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