UK Construction Week

Brexit boost for British builders: UKCW survey

  • 20 Oct 2017

UK Construction Week may be over for another year but a survey conducted by the exhibition regarding Brexit suggests it may bring benefits to the construction industry.

Over 2,500 industry leaders were involved in the survey, including architects, contractors, SME builders, engineers, surveyors, local authorities and many more.

Key findings included 64% of those asked believing Brexit will force us to solve the skills crisis and invest in younger generations, whilst over half said it would make us by British building materials.

43% thought building material costs will stabilise, with 10% actually thinking materials prices could go down and 53% said we will embrace offsite manufacturing as a solution to the challenges ahead.

The survey results show that the UK Construction industry wants to discuss the positive impacts of Brexit, with the majority of those asked believing it will force us to solve the skills shortage once and for all by investing in younger generations and encouraging them into the sector.

UK Construction Week

In regards to promoting British skills and industry, Jon Gunn, CEO of modular housing specialists Tufeco and a partner at ATELIO, said: “We see tremendous opportunity in the next few years for us as British manufacturers of world class modular buildings.

“We have worked in collaboration with Grimshaw, so our project is a real testament to UK skills and knowledge, and are confident our product can be a real advantage in the challenge to build the homes we need in the next decade.”

Undoubtedly, UKCW accept that leaving the EU will pose challenges but they are hopeful the construction industry is already looking ahead to the positive outcomes Brexit could bring.

However, the UKCW survey has laid down a clear mandate for the UK Government tosupport British manufacturing and invest more in apprenticeships.


Media 10 Limited,
Crown House,
151 High Road,
United Kingdom,
IG10 4LF

Phone: 020 3225 5200
Fax: 020 3225 5202

Visit UK Construction Week's website

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Delta Membranes

Sussex project for Delta Membranes with Hobbit House

Located deep in the East Sussex countryside, the Hobbit House sits in beautiful countryside; it features a plethora of products from Delta Membranes’ waterproofing range.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Damp & Waterproofing, Membranes, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Walls

Saint-Gobain Weber

How to remove silicone sealant with Saint-Gobain Weber

Saint-Gobain Weber has compiled a step-by-step guide of the best way to remove silicone sealant from bathroom tiles.

Posted in Articles, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Damp & Waterproofing, Interiors, Restoration & Refurbishment, Walls


Interested in Insulated Panels for MMC? Need to know more? Hemsec discuss...

Leading UK manufacturer Hemsec has partnered with NBS to help industry professionals design and specify the optimum solution using National BIM online library.

Posted in Articles, BIM, Infrastructure & CAD Software, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Information Technology, Insulation, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls


Eurocell launches Kyube garden buildings to meet demand for home working spaces

Eurocell is launching a new range of garden rooms to meet the growing demand for affordable extra work and leisure spaces at home. 

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Systems, Cladding, Doors, Floors, Garden, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Posts, Timber Buildings and Timber Products, Walls, Windows, Wooden products