We take a whole industry perspective to our analysis, using a bottom-up approach. Each of the top (by turnover) 2000 UK and Irish construction firms are analysed using our unique algorithms. To this we add our sector and sub-sector knowledge.


This allows us to organise the data into useful and consistent groups and sub-groups which reflect how the industry is organised. This extremely rich data has yielded insights never seen before in the construction market. For example, we can identify the lag in response to market conditions of the top and bottom line by tier level and trade.

We can see how businesses coped with the economic shock of 2008/9 and how long it took them to recover. This whole market approach allows us to aggregate up the analysis and thus give a perspective on the whole industry as well as the key sub-sectors.