Top 150 Contractors and Housebuilders 2023: Digging into the data

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Beneath the headline rankings of the top 150 contracting and housebuilding firms in the sector, there are more complex stories to tell based on turnover, profit and margins

The last couple of years have been a difficult time for business, particularly in the contracting market. Rampant inflation, materials challenges and economic uncertainty have led to many businesses feeling the pinch, particularly where fixed-price jobs are involved.

This week Building published its exclusive and sortable Top 150 contractors and housebuilders table, which ranks organisations by overall turnover using figures in their most recent published accounts.

So, what trends lie behind the top-line figures? What are the aggregated changes in profit, turnover and margin by sector? And what conclusions should we draw from it all?

This year, following the publication of our exclusive data tables and analysis, we have crunched the numbers a bit more to bring you some further insight.

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