For businesses wanting to promote their products and services to the construction industry by email, phone, and postal marketing, our list of construction companies in the UK contains the contact details of the decision makers you need to open a conversation with.

The UK construction sector is one of the largest in the economy – nearly one in ten people work in it employing 3.1m people. Construction output in the UK is more than £110 billion per annum and contributes 7% of GDP.

Companies supplying goods and services to the sector use our construction sector marketing database, part of our wider UK business database, to contact the people within these companies with the authority and the budget to buy what they sell.

Who is our list of construction companies in the UK most suitable for?

Our database is not ideal for companies wishing to target the top 100 construction companies in the UK let alone the top 10 construction companies in the UK. For that, you will need very specialist data which we can source for you – please get in touch with us to find out more.

The list and back-up services we provide to clients is designed to help them break into and expand their market with established and growing Tier 2 and Tier 3 providers as well as smaller homebuilders and commercial developers.

Do you have to buy the entire list of construction companies in the UK?

No – you should only buy the data on our list of construction companies most likely to buy the products or services you sell.

Our construction database is split into 54 different categories. Within each category, you can select the companies you target by their geographical location and their size (as measured by number of employees and/or number of permanent sites – a minority of the data we hold has deeper financial information on it).

Contact us about our construction company data

Get in touch with us – let us know more about your company, your products and services, and the types fo construction companies you sell to.

Within 24 hours, we’ll come back with a detailed count and a quote. We are able to supply the database on its own or as part of a package of managed direct marketing services – please see below for more information.

To contact us, please call us on 0330 010 3495 or you can click here to email our marketing databases team.

UK Construction Company Database FAQ

We hold the following classifications for companies in this sector:·

  • Agricultural Buildings
  • Asbestos Surveys & Removal
  • Asphalt & Coated Macadam Laying Contractors
  • Asphalt & Macadam Suppliers
  • Bricklaying
  • Builders
  • Building & Extension Plans
  • Building Refurbishment & Restoration Contractors
  • Building Services
  • Buildings – Sectional & Portable Porch Canopies
  • Carports
  • Cellar & Basement Conversions
  • Chimney Builders & Repairers
  • Cladding Suppliers & Installers
  • Concrete Contractors
  • Concrete Crushing
  • Conservatories
  • Conservatory Repairs
  • Construction Contractors – General
  • Construction Management
  • Crushing Plants
  • Demolition & Dismantling Contractors
  • Drainage Contractors
  • Dry Lining Contractors
  • Drystone Walling
  • Excavation & Groundwork Contractors
  • Fascias & Soffits
  • Flooring Materials – Building
  • Garages – Concrete & Sectional
  • Greenhouses
  • Guards & Grilles – Door & Window
  • House Builders
  • Industrial Building Services
  • Loft Conversions
  • Mezzanine Flooring
  • Partitions & Cubicles
  • Paving & Driveway Contractors
  • Paving Supplies
  • Pebble Dashing
  • Pile Driving
  • Pipelines
  • Property Maintenance & Repairs
  • Property Renovation
  • Public Works Contractors
  • Road Construction Contractors
  • Road Surfacing Contractors
  • Scaffolding Erectors & Hirers
  • Skylights & Rooflights
  • Sports Ground & Stadium Contractors
  • Steel Buildings
  • Steel Fabricators & Erectors
  • Tennis Courts & Sports Surfaces – Construction
  • Timber Framed Buildings
  • Waterproofing – Buildings & Structures

In Q3 2018, there were 325,736 building and construction companies in the UK. On our list, we have a grand total of 50,587 construction companies.

Why do we only have a 17% coverage of construction and building companies on our list? This is because we only list building and construction companies in the market which are limited companies or PLCs – there are no sole traders or partnerships on our list. While the companies on our construction marketing database are not necessarily the top companies, they are much more likely to have higher turnovers and more members of staff than unincorporated companies in the sector.

Our data contains the contact details of 48,309 industry decision makers, all of whom can be contacted by postal marketing. For companies wanting to market their products and services to the industry by telephone, we have 32,863 phone numbers for company decision makers.

For clients wishing to promote what they sell to industry contacts by email, we have 17,759 email addresses.

A Tier 1 construction contractor (like the Balfour Beatty construction group) is an especially large construction company. On significant building projects, Tier 1 suppliers occupy the highest rank on the estimating, planning, and execution of a construction projects. Many also consider design consultants to be de facto Tier 1 suppliers as well.

Tier 1 suppliers in the industry will normally deliver a project using a mixture of in-house staff and sub-contracted staff.

We sell construction company data to a variety of different companies. Typical firms offering services to construction companies include:

  • Archaeological Services
  • Architectural Practices
  • Architectural Services
  • Architectural Technologists
  • Building Consultants
  • Ecological Consultants
  • Energy Conservation Consultants
  • Energy Efficient Products & Services
  • Energy Performance Certificates
  • Engineering Services – Consulting
  • Engineering Services – General
  • Engineering Services – NDT
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Water & Sewer Engineers
  • Fire Protection Consultants & Engineers
  • Landscape Architects & Designers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Lighting Consultants
  • Safety Consultants
  • Site Investigation Consultants
  • Structural Consultants
  • Structural Engineers
  • Underpinning & Foundation Engineers

Typical suppliers purchasing our construction company marketing database include:

  • Architectural Woodwork
  • Brick Manufacturers
  • Building Block Manufacturers & Distributors
  • Cement Manufacturers & Distributors
  • Clay & Clay Products
  • Concrete & Mortar Ready Mixed
  • Concrete Manufacturers & Distributors
  • Concrete Products
  • Concrete Reinforcements
  • Double Glazing Installers
  • Fibre Optics
  • Floorcoverings Manufacturers & Wholesalers
  • Glass Engravers & Decorators
  • Glass Fibre Manufacturers
  • Glass Fibre Moulding, Materials & Manufacture
  • Glass Products Manufacturers
  • Glassworkers
  • Glaziers
  • Leaded Lights & Windows
  • Mirrors & Decorative Glass
  • Mortar Manufacturers
  • Plaster Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Plaster Ware
  • PVC-U Products Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Refractory Materials & Supplies
  • Road Marking & Surfacing Equipment & Material Manufacturers
  • Roofing Services
  • Safety Glazing
  • Slate & Slate Products
  • Stained Glass Designers & Producers
  • Stone Products Manufacturers
  • Tile Manufacturers
  • Windows – Special Purpose

Not all of the records contained on our UK construction companies database contain information on their latest pre tax profit figures.

Latest pre tax profit figures are most likely to be included on the records of…

  • the largest UK construction companies,
  • the top 100 companies in the construction industry
  • suppliers to UK construction companies, and
  • companies offering support and consultancy services to UK construction companies

….like Caddick Group, Briggs Forrester, McAleer Rushe, BAM Nuttall, BAM Construct, Forth Holdings, Watkin Jones, NG Bailey, William Hare, FM Conway, Carey Group, Durkan Holdings, Midas Group, Rydon Group, Gilbert Ash, Higgins Group, McLaughlin Harvey, Volkerwessels UK, SSE Contracting, Willmott Dixon, Balfour Beatty, Eric Wright Group, Sir Robert McAlpine, One Group Construction, United Living Group, RG Carter, John Sisk & Son, Northstone NI, and Buckingham Group (if they are included in the lastest version of the list)

When financial figures are available on firms listed on the database, it will be for the reporting period (that is the company’s previous full tax year). Where the latest turnover is available, our records do not show the actual turnover but they do show the increase or decrease in turnover from the previous year (turnover change information is displayed in pound sterling).

Where new reporting period information becomes available at Companies House, especially on the top 100 companies and on larger companies and groups contained on the building and construction, we update the information accordingly on the company entry. This can be slightly delayed if a firm on the list is owned by a holdings company or it is part of a larger group with complex financial reporting standards.

As well as updating information on whether turnover has gone up or down for a company in the previous year, we also indicate if the company is profit or loss making and the percentage increase or decrease in profit margin over the previous year (current pre tax profit divided by previous pre tax profit).

The UK’s biggest construction group is the Balfour Beatty group with a turnover of £7.8bn in 2019 although its margin declined by 30% in that financial year.

The construction companies which rank as the largest three in the UK all with a turnover of over £3bn per annum.

The turnover of other large UK construction companies is as follows:

  • Caddick Group (united group turnover £197.3m),
  • Briggs Forrester (£262.2m),
  • McAleer Rushe (£395.2m in 2018),
  • BAM Nuttall (united group turnover £7bn in 2018),
  • BAM Construct (£949.8m in 2018),
  • Forth Holdings (£200m+),
  • Watkin Jones (£363m in 2018),
  • NG Bailey (£556m in 2018),
  • William Hare (£167m in 2018),
  • FM Conway (£317m with a lower margin previous in 2017),
  • Carey Group (£575m in 2018),
  • Durkan Holdings (£98.5m),
  • Midas Group (£267.4m in 2018),
  • Rydon Group (£270m),
  • Gilbert Ash (£179.4m in 2018),
  • Higgins Group (£332m in 2018),
  • McLaughlin Harvey (£422m in 2018),
  • Volkerwessels UK (£984m in 2018),
  • SSE Contracting,
  • Willmott Dixon (£1.3bn in 2018),
  • Balfour Beatty (£7.8bn),
  • Eric Wright Group (£170m in 2018),
  • Sir Robert McAlpine (£788m in 2018),
  • One Group Construction (£100m+),
  • United Living Group (£275m in 2018),
  • RG Carter (£269m in 2018),
  • John Sisk & Son (£323m in 2018),
  • Northstone NI (£374.5m in 2018), and
  • Buckingham Group (£507m in 2018).

The Construction Index (company no 6177490) runs The Construction Index website – it is a free-to-access online information source for UK construction and building firms no matter what their size of turnover.

In 2021, the Construction Index temporarily became a bi-monthly publication because of the downturn in the sector caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our data on our list of building and construction industry contract is updated on an ongoing basis. Every record is verified within a nine-month period of the previous contact.

In addition to updating decision maker details when they change, we also change and update contact and company information on the list to keep the information completely up-to-date.

The following fields are provided on the list of construction companies we provide you with:

Contact details

The contact’s title (Mr, Mrs, Mrs, Miss, Dr, and so on), the contact’s first name, and the contact’s surname or family name plus their email, phone, and postal contact details (depending on what you order)

Contact job title

The job title used by the contact

Company location details

The company’s address and postcode, the type of premises they occupy (70%), and the number of branches they operate (90%)

Company details

The company’s name, the year in which they started business (40%), their incorporation date (8%), their registration number with Companies House (8%), and their legal status.

Company trading sector

A description of the line of business of the company the contact works for

Company website

The company’s website URL (75%)

Company size information

The number of staff the company employs (90%), their level of turnover (60%), and the company’s net worth (7%) and recent company performance (2% of records)

Please note that, if a certain field of information is particularly important to you (for example, you want each record to contain the number of employees), please let your account manager know when you get in touch with us.

Back-up service and support to our list clients

Each client purchasing our list of construction companies is entitled to:

  • 12 months’ usage of the data under licence – market regularly to your target decision makers so that they get to know your company, your products and services, and the benefits to them of buying what you sell
  • Free technical support – if you need assistance in getting the data ready to carry out B2B email marketing campaigns, B2B telemarketing campaigns, or postal marketing campaigns, call our technical team or send them an email and they’ll talk you through how to do it.
  • Free adverting support – before you send an email or letter or make a phone call to the decision makers on your bespoke list of construction companies, get in touch with us. Let us review what you are going to send to them or say to them and we’ll share our feedback and insights with you.

Email marketing with our building and construction email database

If you currently don’t have the infrastructure to send email campaigns and you want us to do it for you, please let us know. We send out dozens of managed email marketing campaigns every week for clients targeting not only the construction industry but other businesses, schools, charities, and public sector bodies.

In addition to sending out the campaign, we’ll create a design for you with the wording provided by a response-driven email marketing copywriter. After each broadcast, we’ll send you a report of which decision makers opened your email and clicked through to your website – your account manager will share with you our techniques for converting email opens and website clickthroughs into strong and immediate leads.

Telemarketing to contacts on our building and construction sector list

We also offer outsourced telemarketing campaigns to clients – let us contact the decision makers on your list of construction companies to open a two-way conversation.

Before we start calling, tell us what the aim of your campaign is – is it appointment booking, generating leads for your team to follow up, asking specific questions of potential clients, or a mixture?

When we know what you do us to do for you, you’ll then work with our in-house telesales script writer to create a structure for the calls including openings, how to close the call, and how to handle clients’ objections.

The telesales rep who will be making the calls for you will then be trained on the aim of your campaign, on your company and its products and services, and on the script. We strongly advice that you speak with your telesales rep before we start your campaign so you feel comfortable with each other and so that, if your rep has a question, they feel that they know you well enough to ask it.

When the campaign is live, you’ll be able to see its progress via GSuite – you’ll be able to see who has called and any notes your rep has made. If your rep speaks to a decision maker and they believe that there is an immediate benefit to you getting in touch with that decision maker straight away, we’ll let you know.

Contact us for more information about our list of construction companies in the UK

Our email marketing campaigns team have worked with over 1,000 companies over the last 20 years helping them to sell their products and services to the construction sector.

To find out more about our database only service or to enquire about our managed services to the sector, please call us on 0330 010 3495 or you can click here to email us.

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