Aim of this survey

Office for National Statistics conducts the Monthly Survey of Building Materials: Bricks on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The information is used for monitoring trends in the construction industries.

For the benefit of industry, and the public generally, building materials information is published by BEIS on their Building materials and components: monthly statistics page.

The survey is voluntary, but your co-operation in completing the questionnaire would be appreciated.

What you need to know

To complete the survey, you will need the following information:

  • opening and closing stock for the production and delivery of bricks

All information you provide is strictly confidential.

Survey information

Selection criteria: UK trading businesses registered for Value Added Tax (VAT) and/or Pay as You Earn (PAYE) or with Companies House
Population: UK constructional and building material manufacturers
Sample: approximately 65
Frequency: monthly

Dispatch date

22nd of each month

Return-by date

8th of each month

Dispatch and return-by dates are a guide. They are subject to change due to national holidays and weekends.

Why you were selected

Your business has been selected from a directory of businesses in the UK that are registered for VAT and/or PAYE or with Companies House. Your response ensures we represent your industry.

How to complete this survey

Please complete and return the questionnaire following the guidelines on the front page.

You may receive a reminder if you submit data just before or after the return date.

This survey is not yet available to complete online. We are currently developing a secure online collection platform. You will receive a letter when you can complete the Monthly Survey of Building Materials: Bricks on our new platform. We appreciate your patience.

How to find out more information

You can call us on 01633 456084. Please contact us on 0300 1234 921 if you would like to speak to someone in Welsh.

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