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 over 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 both 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 NEW (as of January 2016) Head Office in west London and a Scandinavian subsidiary in Sweden.

Building Value: it does just that

What's New

January 2019 - UK Housebuilding in 2018 and beyond: stick & reasons

In our latest quarterly review of UK Housebuilding, we examine what happened in 2018 - namely a 27% loss of value. Borrowing liberally from the late, great Ian Dury, too, we believe there are 'reasons to be cheerful'. See Papers

 

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January 2019 - BVL UK Construction & Building Sector Index 2006 to 2017

Our Index provides a unique analysis of the publicly-listed UK construction and building industry over the past 13 years. It shows that in 2018, the Index, which comprises 75 companies, dropped 22.1% in value to £74.4 billion. This is the worst fall since 2008 at the commencement of the Global Financial Crisis. Individually, NMCN plc was the runaway winner with an extraordinary 58% gain whilst Carillion and Havelock lost 100% of their value with support from Interserve on minus 89%. See Papers

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November 2018 - European construction output is forecast to grow at less than 2% per annum through 2021

The latest Euroconstruct Conference, the 86th, was held in Paris in November. It promulgates construction output forecasts for 19 nations and - for these combined - real growth is modest at 2.8% this year, 2.0% in 2019, 1.6% in 2020 and 1.3% in 2021. Of the Big Five, it is Spain (+3.6% average per annum in 2018 through 2021) which leads - with support from Italy and France. The UK, meantime, is tepid with the sole 2018 negative followed by average growth each year of 1.7% in 2019-21 while Germany turns negative in 2020 and, again, in 2021. Of the smaller nations, Portugal (especially) is going gangbusters (average growth per annum of 6.7% over four years) plus Norway and The Netherlands are doing great too. More broadly, in Central and Eastern Europe (here represented by Poland, Hungary, Czechia and Slovakia) growth is exponential with a forecast 13.4% this year, followed by 9.1% next, 3.9% in 2020 and 6.0% in 2021.

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Clients

Architecture Holdings
Baggeridge Brick
Castlemead
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
CCF
CFR
Collinson Grant
Connaught
Corbett Keeling
Countryside Properties
DKM
EMAP
Englefield Capital
Experian Group
Go Interiors
Hamilton Recruitment
Hardman & Co
Inland Homes
DOM Developments
Easyplan
IFO
ikon Consultancy
Investec
Hopkins Homes
Jasper Capital
Knauf
Mansell
Miller Group
Miller Homes
Prognosecenteret
Prosperity International
Prosperity Minerals
Ridgeons Group
SAS
STATS
Titon Group
UBM
Watts Group
Wienerberger
Zurich