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Mechanical and Electrical Engineering - UK - September 2017

“The M&E sector is now facing very different prospects, depending on the customer focus of the contractor. This is a direct consequence of the Brexit decision and the varied impact it has already demonstrated. There remain some very strong areas of demand, while others are faltering amid economic uncertainty”.
– Terry Leggett, Senior Analyst

This Report looks at the following areas:

  • How are M&E margins likely to change?
  • How will Brexit impact the market?
  • Are the best prospects in new construction or R&M?
  • Which end-use sectors offer the best prospects?
  • How will government spending restrictions change, and will these impact the market?

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

      • The market
        • Figure 1: M&E market in Great Britain, 2012-16 actual and 2017-21 forecast
        • Figure 2: Segmentation of M&E market in Great Britain, 2016
        • Figure 3: Segmentation of mechanical contracting market in Great Britain, 2016
        • Figure 4: Segmentation of electrical contracting market in Great Britain, 2016
      • Market factors
        • Figure 5: UK new construction output, by type, 2012-16 actual and 2017-21 forecast
        • Figure 6: UK R&M construction output, by type, 2012-16 actual and 2017-21 forecast
      • Companies
        • What we think
        • Key Insights

            • How important to M&E is Brexit?
              • Why have M&E contractors diversified?
                • Are price pressure re-emerging in the M&E sector?
                • Introduction

                  • Definitions
                    • Methodology
                      • Abbreviations
                        • Issues in the market
                          • Market factors
                            • Construction Industry
                              • Legislation
                                • Government initiatives
                                • UK Economy

                                  • Overview
                                    • Figure 7: Forecast GDP development 2017-21
                                    • Figure 8: UK GDP quarterly development, 2004-17
                                  • Inflation
                                    • House prices
                                      • Figure 9: UK House price changes, 2006-17
                                    • Interest rates
                                      • Consumer spending
                                        • Manufacturing
                                          • Figure 10: UK manufacturing, 2014-17
                                        • Business investment
                                          • Figure 11: UK GFCF 2003-17
                                        • Imports
                                          • Exports
                                          • Market Size and Trends

                                            • Key points
                                              • Market size
                                                  • Figure 12: M&E contracting output in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                                • Market segmentation and trends
                                                  • Figure 13: Segmentation of M&E contracting in Great Britain, by type, 2012-16
                                                • Mechanical contracting
                                                  • Figure 14: Mechanical contracting output in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 15: Analysis of mechanical contracting output in Great Britain, by type of work, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 16: Segmentation of mechanical contracting output for new construction projects in Great Britain, by type, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 17: Segmentation of mechanical contracting output for repair & maintenance projects in Great Britain, by type, 2012-16
                                                • Electrical contracting
                                                  • Figure 18: Electrical contracting output in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 19: Analysis of electrical contracting output in Great Britain, by type of work, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 20: Segmentation of electrical contracting output for new construction projects in Great Britain, by type, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 21: Segmentation of electrical contracting output for repair & maintenance projects in Great Britain, by type, 2012-16
                                                • Seasonality of output
                                                  • Figure 22: Seasonality of private housing output, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 23: Seasonality of public housing output, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 24: Seasonality of public non-residential construction output, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 25: Seasonality of private industrial construction output, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 26: Seasonality of private commercial construction output, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 27: Seasonality of public housing repair & maintenance output, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 28: Seasonality of private housing repair & maintenance output, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 29: Seasonality of public non-residential repair & maintenance output, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 30: Seasonality of private non-residential repair & maintenance output, 2012-16
                                                • Regional sales
                                                  • Figure 31: Regional public housing construction output, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 32: Regional private housing construction output, 2011-15
                                                  • Figure 33: Regional public non-residential construction output, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 34: Regional private industrial construction output, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 35: Regional private commercial construction output, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 36: Regional housing repair & maintenance output, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 37: Regional public non-residential repair & maintenance output, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 38: Regional private non-residential repair & maintenance output, 2012-16
                                              • Construction Market Background

                                                • Key points
                                                  • Housing
                                                      • Figure 39: Housebuilding market in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                                      • Figure 40: UK housebuilding completions, 1970-2016
                                                    • Public housing
                                                      • Figure 41: Analysis of new public housing construction output in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                                      • Figure 42: Public housing starts and completions in England, 2011-16
                                                      • Figure 43: UK public sector housing completions, by sector, 1978-2016
                                                      • Figure 44: Additional affordable homes provided in England, by tenure 2011-16
                                                      • Figure 45: Forecast public housing output in Great Britain, 2017-21
                                                    • Private housing
                                                      • Figure 46: Analysis of private housing construction output in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                                      • Figure 47: Private new housing starts and completions in England, 2011-16
                                                      • Figure 48: UK private sector housing completions, by sector, 1978-2016
                                                      • Figure 49: Forecast private housing output in Great Britain, 2017-21
                                                    • Public non-residential
                                                      • Figure 50: Long-term trend in public non-residential construction activity in Great Britain, 1970-2016
                                                      • Figure 51: Analysis of public sector non-residential construction output in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                                      • Figure 52: Analysis of public sector non-residential construction in Great Britain, by type, 2012-16
                                                      • Figure 53: Forecast public non-residential construction output in Great Britain, 2017-21
                                                      • Figure 54: Forecast of public non-residential construction in Great Britain, by type, 2017-21
                                                    • Private industrial
                                                      • Figure 55: Long term trend in private industrial construction output in Great Britain, 1970-2016
                                                      • Figure 56: Analysis of private industrial new construction work in Great Britain, by sector 2012-16
                                                      • Figure 57: Forecast private industrial construction output in Great Britain, 2017-21
                                                      • Figure 58: Forecast of private industrial new construction work in Great Britain, by sector 2017-21
                                                    • Private commercial
                                                      • Figure 59: Long term trend in private commercial construction output in Great Britain, 1970-2016
                                                      • Figure 60: Analysis of private commercial construction in Great Britain, by type, 2012-16
                                                    • Repair & maintenance
                                                      • Figure 61: Segmentation of the R&M activity in Great Britain, 2016
                                                    • Public housing
                                                      • Figure 62: Analysis of repair & maintenance output in the public housing sector in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                                    • Private housing
                                                        • Figure 63: Analysis of repair & maintenance output in the private housing sector in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                                      • Public non-residential
                                                        • Figure 64: Analysis of repair & maintenance output in the public non-residential sector in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                                      • Private non-residential
                                                        • Figure 65: Analysis of repair & maintenance output in the private non-residential sector in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                                        • Figure 66: Forecast repair & maintenance construction output in Great Britain, 2017-21
                                                        • Figure 67: Forecast repair & maintenance construction output in Great Britain, by type, 2017-21
                                                      • Civil engineering
                                                        • Figure 68: Civil engineering construction output in Great Britain, by sector, 2012-16
                                                        • Figure 69: Forecast civil engineering construction output in Great Britain, 2017-21
                                                    • Industry Structure

                                                      • Key points
                                                        • Industry development
                                                          • Figure 70: Analysis of changes in the structure of the plumbing, heating and air conditioning sector, 2012-16
                                                          • Figure 71: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the electrical installation sector, 2012-16
                                                        • Structure by employment
                                                          • Figure 72: Analysis of the employment structure of the plumbing, heating and air-conditioning installation sector, 2015 and 2016
                                                          • Figure 73: Analysis of the employment structure of the electrical installation sector, 2015 and 2016
                                                        • Structure by turnover
                                                          • Figure 74: Analysis of the financial structure of the plumbing, heating and air conditioning sector, 2015 and 2016
                                                          • Figure 75: Analysis of the financial structure of the electrical installation sector, 2015 and 2016
                                                        • Company profiles
                                                        • NG Bailey

                                                              • Figure 76: Financial analysis of NG Bailey, 2013-17
                                                            • Company strategy
                                                            • Balfour Beatty Engineering Services

                                                                  • Figure 77: Financial analysis of Balfour Beatty, 2012-16
                                                                  • Figure 78: Investment portfolio of Balfour Beatty by segment, 2013-16
                                                                • Company strategy
                                                                • TClarke

                                                                    • Figure 79: Financial analysis of TClarke, 2012-16
                                                                    • Figure 80: Turnover analysis of TClarke, 2016
                                                                  • Company strategy
                                                                  • Crown House Technologies

                                                                      • Figure 81: Financial analysis of Crown House Technologies, 2012-16
                                                                    • Company strategy
                                                                    • Michael J Lonsdale

                                                                          • Figure 82: Financial analysis of Michael J Lonsdale, 2012-16
                                                                        • Company strategy
                                                                        • Lorne Stewart

                                                                              • Figure 83: Financial analysis of Lorne Stewart, 2012-16
                                                                            • Company strategy
                                                                            • Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil

                                                                                  • Figure 84: Financial analysis of Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil, 2011-15
                                                                                • Company strategy
                                                                                • SPIE (formerly SPIE Matthew Hall)

                                                                                      • Figure 85: Financial analysis of SPIE, 2011-15
                                                                                    • Company strategy
                                                                                    • SSE Contracting

                                                                                          • Figure 86: Financial analysis of SSE Contracting, 2012-16
                                                                                        • Company strategy
                                                                                        • Forecast

                                                                                          • Key points
                                                                                            • Market overview
                                                                                                • Figure 87: Forecast M&E contracting output in Great Britain, 2017-21
                                                                                              • Market segmentation
                                                                                                • Figure 88: Forecast segmentation of M&E contracting in Great Britain, by type, 2017-21
                                                                                              • Mechanical contracting
                                                                                                • Figure 89: Forecast mechanical contracting output in Great Britain, 2017-21
                                                                                                • Figure 90: Analysis of mechanical contracting output in Great Britain, by type of work, 2017-21
                                                                                                • Figure 91: Forecast segmentation of mechanical contracting output for new construction projects in Great Britain, by type, 2017-21
                                                                                                • Figure 92: Forecast segmentation of mechanical contracting output for repair & maintenance activity in Great Britain, by type, 2017-21
                                                                                              • Electrical contracting
                                                                                                • Figure 93: Forecast electrical contracting output in Great Britain, 2017-21
                                                                                                • Figure 94: Forecast analysis of electrical contracting output in Great Britain, by type of work, 2017-21
                                                                                                • Figure 95: Forecast segmentation of electrical contracting output for new construction projects in Great Britain, by type, 2017-21
                                                                                                • Figure 96: Forecast segmentation of electrical engineering output for repair & maintenance activity in Great Britain, by type, 2017-21
                                                                                            • Further Sources & Contacts

                                                                                              • Trade associations
                                                                                                • British Institute of Facilities Management
                                                                                                  • Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers
                                                                                                    • Electrical Contractors Association
                                                                                                      • Electrical Contractors Association of Scotland
                                                                                                        • BEAMA Installation
                                                                                                          • Institution of Electrical Engineers
                                                                                                            • Institution of Incorporated Engineers (IIE)
                                                                                                              • Institution of Mechanical Engineers
                                                                                                                • Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry
                                                                                                                  • National Association of Plumbing, Heating and Mechanical Services Contractors
                                                                                                                    • National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting
                                                                                                                      • Trade magazines
                                                                                                                        • Building (Weekly)
                                                                                                                          • The Builder (Bi-Monthly)
                                                                                                                            • Connections (Quarterly)
                                                                                                                              • ECN Electrical Contracting News (Monthly)
                                                                                                                                • Electrical & Mechanical Contractor (Monthly)
                                                                                                                                  • Electrical Engineering (Monthly)
                                                                                                                                    • Electrical Times (Monthly)
                                                                                                                                      • HouseBuilder (11 issues per year)
                                                                                                                                        • Local Authority Building and Maintenance (11 issues per year)
                                                                                                                                          • Professional Electrician and Installer (11 Issues per Year)
                                                                                                                                            • Public Sector Building (6 issues per year)
                                                                                                                                              • Trade exhibitions
                                                                                                                                                • INTERBUILD
                                                                                                                                                  • IPOT
                                                                                                                                                    • IFSEC

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                                                                                                                                                    Mechanical and Electrical Engineering - UK - September 2017

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