Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Demolition contractors supply specialist services in the demolition, dismantling and removal of buildings and structures. They also undertake environmental clean-up of contaminated or toxic sites and recycle construction materials. Industry operatives undertake the bulk of wrecking and demolition work in the UK market, and typically subcontract their services to property developers, public authorities and building contractors.
The Demolition industry currently generates revenue of £550 million (down 4.3% on the previous year). The industry's performance has slumped during the late 2000s, corresponding with the sharp decline of investment in the downstream building markets, associated with the onset of severe economic recession and the global financial crisis... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The industry has a medium to low concentration of ownership with the four largest contractors contributing approximately 25.5% of industry revenue in 2012-13, with the largest firm, Keltbray Group, contributing 10% of annual industry revenue. The industry comprises many small-scale contractors contesting narrow geographically dispersed markets; however, the industry also includes several larger-scale firms capable of undertaking complex demolition projects or working across several regional markets.
Three-quarters of industry establishments employ fewer than 10 people (currently 76.9%), while only a handful of firms employ more than 100 people (1.3% of total establishments)... purchase to read more