Shaky foundations: Revenue has been volatile as construction investment has fluctuated

Operators in the Site Preparation industry provide services that facilitate activity in the construction sector, including excavation and land drainage. The industry's main clients are developers in the residential and commercial construction, infrastructure and public-sector markets. The performance of these markets was hindered by the effects of the financial crisis, in addition to constraints on government spending. Following the 2013 Spending Review, the government accelerated several initiatives to stimulate both the housing market and commercial investment, through the Help to Buy and the Funding for Lending schemes respectively, and bolstered departmental budgets for infrastructure and public non-residential development projects.Following revenue decline of 23.1%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£2.1bn
Annual Growth 14-19
14.4%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
11,832
Businesses
3,175
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Funding for infrastructure has created opportunities and supported revenue growth
  • Independent contractors have benefited from work on infrastructure schemes
  • Plans for new skyscrapers in the eastern clustercould prove lucrative
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Contractors in the Site Preparation industry support construction projects by providing excavation, landfill, blasting, levelling and land drainage services for clients including project developers, building contractors and local government agencies. Industry operators undertake such services prior to clients moving in to begin the next construction phases. Industry revenue is split between different services contingent on the nature of the development and downstream construction investment cycles.General site preparationIn 2018-19, generic site preparation services are estimated to account for 53.7% of industry revenue. This service segment comprises two main provisions, namely land clearing and levelling. Mor...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Site Preparation Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Site Preparation Industry are

  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Demand from commercial building construction in the Site Preparation industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Site Preparation Industry?

    Operators in this industry provide a variety of services to facilitate construction, including excavation, landfill, blasting, levelling and land drainage. The industry excludes demolition, drilling and decontamination activities.

    Industry Products
  • General site preparation
  • Foundation work
  • Site preparation for transport projects
  • Services for watercourses
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Clearing building sites
  • Digging trenches for irrigation and conduits for transmission
  • Working on watercourses, site drainage and riverbanks
  • Preparing sites for mining
  • Removing and blasting rocks
  • Draining agricultural or forestry land
  • 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
  • Downstream demand
  • National infrastructure
  • Government initiatives
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Infrastructure projects
  • EU uncertainties
  • Growth opportunities
  • Table: Site Preparation Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Site Preparation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Building Project Development
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Road & Motorway Construction
  • Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing
  • Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents
  • Mining, Construction & Civil Engineering Machinery Wholesaling
  • Repair and Maintenance of Other Transport Equipment

  • Products & Services
  • General site preparation
  • Foundation work
  • Site preparation for transport projects
  • Services for watercourses
  • Other services
  • Chart: Site Preparation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Infrastructure
  • Public non-residential
  • Industrial
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Site Preparation 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 Site Preparation

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Site Preparation 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 Site Preparation 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 Site Preparation 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
    Excavation
  • To make a hole or channel by digging.
  • Laser Levelling
  • The levelling of ground using a laser beam projector to ensure accuracy.
  • Smart Motorway
  • A section of motorway that is able to increase capacity at busy times.
  • Soil Stabilisation
  • The changing of a natural soil to meet an engineering purpose.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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