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

July 2019 - UK Housebuilding in Q2 2019 and beyond: "are we there yet?"

A mathematical equation can calculate the frequency of that most perennial of children's questions from the back seat of the car: "Are we there yet?" Here, too, we lament the fact, that the Brexit journey is not so straight forward. But we also err towards the optimistic spectrum i.e buckle up - the journey will end.  See Papers

 

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June 2019 - UK construction bolstered by infrastructure and housing through 2021

Experian, where Building Value is an advisor, has updated its forecasts for UK construction output by way of summer fare. Last year was just in positive territory (+0.3%) and the number for 2019 is +0.9% with +2.0% for 2020 and +2.8% for 2021 - all assuming an orderly Brexit. Infrastructure and Housing are the the big winners with £5.3 billion and £4 billion of new work expected, respectively, over the forecast period (ex-inflation). Meantime, Commercial Building is the big loser with a deficit of £3.4 billion over the same period.

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June 2019 - European construction output is forecast to grow at an average 1.6% per annum through 2021

The latest Euroconstruct Conference, the 87th, was held in Rome in June (lucky for some). It promulgates construction output forecasts for 19 nations and - for these combined - overall real growth is modest at 1.9% this year, 1.5% in 2020 and 1.4% in 2021. From the Big Five, Spain (+3.8% average per annum in 2019 through 2021) leads the way - with support from the UK and the Italy. Meantime, Germany and France turn negative over the piece. Of the smaller nations, Portugal, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium and Norway are all doing well. More broadly, in Central and Eastern Europe (here represented by Poland, Hungary, Czechia and Slovakia) growth continues to be exponential with a forecast 7.4% this year, followed by 3.9% next and 4.9% in 2021 (with Czechia the only laggard).

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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