Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Industry operators specialise in laying and tiling floors and walls in buildings and other construction projects. The activities of the industry span the residential, commercial, public and industrial building markets. As a result, the industry's performance is dependent on the level of activity in these markets, and improved activity has supported the industry's strong recovery over most of the past five-year period. Despite significant challenges, including constrained government spending and a lack of skilled labour, the industry has been able to expand thanks to strong demand from downstream construction markets... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of construction activity generally corresponds with the distribution of economic activity and population around the United Kingdom along with trends in construction activity.
The South East and the East of England
The South East region accounts for 16.2% of industry establishments, slightly higher than its share of the UK population (13.7%). Its high number of establishments reflects the level of construction activity in this region and its importance as a commercial hub and growing residential area. The South East adjoins the London metropolitan area and includes the counties of Kent and Sussex. There is residential and commercial construction activity on lower-cost land, which has easy access to London and the rest of the United Kingdom. Tho.. purchase to read more