Welcome to Building Value

Building Value provides advice and leadership in strategy, planning, corporate finance and communications to the key industries of construction, building materials, real estate and support services; and does so with independence, integrity and insight.

Its Chairman and founder, Tony Williams, has specialised in these industries and disciplines internationally for more than 30 years in a portfolio career as investment banker and industrialist with leading companies such as UBS, Morgan Stanley, ING Barings and ABN AMRO. He was also a Director of Tarmac plc and AMEC plc - and has wide experience as a Non Executive Director in the UK and China. 

This provides Building Value with a unique perspective and an ideal base from which to proffer help and direction; and it does so from a Head Office in west London and a Scandinavian subsidiary in Sweden.

Building Value: it does just that

What's New

April 2022 - UK Housebuilding: "there is a storm coming Mr Wayne"

Q1 2022 was a tempestuous three months for the UK Housebuilding Sector. Nor is it likely to change near term, hence the feline warning from Catwoman in 'The Dark Knight Rises'. For the record, too, the Sector lost 25.2% or £11.1 billion in Q1 2022; and, on 31 March 2022, the Sector was 39% lower than its all-time peak on 19 February 2020. The first issue is the £8 billion or so that the industry has been tagged with to remedy the UK's flammable cladding issues in tall buildings. Second: the War in Ukraine and the global fallout thereof. Good job, then, that the industry is better managed and better funded than in a generation. Note, too, Building Value's range of services was been widened considerably in our association with those nice and very clever people at Space & Time Media, the award-winning growth marketing agency (see www.spaceandtime.co.uk).

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June 2022 - European construction output is forecast to grow by 2.3% in both 2022 and 2023

The latest Euroconstruct Conference, the 93th, was held in Warsaw in June. It promulgated construction output forecasts for 19 nations and - for these combined - the average real growth rate in 2022 is forecast at 2.6% (after a post-COVID recovery of circa 5.6% last year) and again (+2.6%) in 2023. This will be followed by +1.4% Over the forecast period, three (UK, Spain and Italy) of the Big 5 do well. This is especially true of Spain with average 4.6% growth per annum through 2024. France does okay (but is below the average), whilst big boy Germany is moribund. Of the smaller nations, Ireland (+4.8% per annum 2022-24) is best in class with support from The Netherlands (2.9%). Worst are both Finland and Sweden which turn negative in both 2023 and 2024.

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January 2022 - UK construction to surge by 6.8% in 2022

Experian, where Building Value is an advisor, updated its forecasts for UK Construction Output in January 2022. And, after a 15% plunge in 2020, the bounce came in 2021 with +14% (final number pending) - all in real terms - led by Private Housebuilding and Infrastructure. In 2022, the forecast rise in output is 6.8% to be followed by +4.1% in 2023 and +3% in 2024. All very good to be getting on with.

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