Welcome to Building’s annual league of the top 100 contractors and housebuilders in the UK. The tables clearly show another great year for construction, with total turnover, pre-tax profit and margins all breaking records.

Amec and Bovis Lend Lease are far and away the most powerful firms, with turnover more than a billion ahead of third-placed Balfour Beatty. It’s been a bumper year in the housing sector too, with last year’s five top profit earners still managing to fight off their housebuilding rivals. Finally, there are some firms missing from the league this year: among those not in the running are Beazer and Bryant following their takeovers by Persimmon and Taylor Woodrow respectively, and Laing Construction looks like it is making its final lap of honour.

Please refer to the tables on the left.

Industry rankings