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Site Preparation in the UK: Market Research Report

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Site Preparation Market Research Report | SIC F43.120 | Jun 2017

Uncertain foundations: Growth is expected to slow due to constrained construction activity

IBISWorld’s Site Preparation market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Improved conditions in the construction sector have supported growth over the past five years
  • Large-scale infrastructure projects have benefited the bigger and more established operators
  • Growth is expected to be constrained as and low confidence is anticipated to limit investment
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Industry operators provide a variety of  services that facilitate activity in the construction sector. These services include excavation, levelling, blasting and land drainage. The industry’s main clients are companies in the residential and commercial construction, infrastructure, industrial and mining sectors. Resurgent growth in these sectors has supported solid revenue growth. Government initiatives such as the Help to Buy scheme and strong levels of consumer confidence have supported particularly strong demand from the residential market. Schemes to boost the supply of new homes by increasing the availability of brownfield sites have also provided significant opportunities for firms providing earth moving and foundation services... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Site Preparation industry is highly fragmented and there are no operators that have a market share greater than 5%. In 2016, 86.6% of enterprises employed fewer than five staff members and 93.3% have fewer than 10. Operators are typically small, dispersed regionally and cater for local clients. The economic viability of moving heavy machinery over long distances is limited, meaning a local focus is more cost effective for operators, as well as helping them build relationships and reputation. Several enterprises are larger and operate in multiple industries, but they are not large enough to be dominant. The four largest players are estimated to have a combined market share of just 14.7%.

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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... purchase to read more


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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 preparationFoundation workServices for watercoursesSite preparation for transport projectsOther services
    Industry Activities
    Clearing building sitesDigging trenches for irrigation and conduits for transmissionWorking on watercourses, site drainage and riverbanks Preparing sites for miningRemoving and blasting rocksDraining agricultural or forestry land

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Business confidence index
  • Mortgage rate
  • Current Performance
  • Demand conditions
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Government schemes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Ongoing infrastructure projects
  • Cracks in the foundations
  • Growth opportunities
  • Table: Site Preparation Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Site Preparation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Building Material Wholesaling
  • 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 construction
  • Commercial construction
  • Infrastructure construction
  • Public non-residential construction
  • Industrial construction
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Site Preparation Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Labour costs
  • Utility costs
  • Other 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
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Site Preparation Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • To make a hole or channel by digging.
  • Fuller's Earth
  • Any clay material that has the capability to decolourise oil or other liquids without chemical treatment.
  • 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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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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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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