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Non-construction activities

We can only register employers who are wholly or mainly engaged in construction industry activities.

If your business is solely engaged in any of the non-construction activities listed below - in terms of employees' time (including directors, subcontractors and apprentices) - you do not meet the criteria for registration and should not complete an Employer Registration Form. This list is not exhaustive.

  • Air conditioning
  • Architectural design services (as a stand-alone commercial activity)
  • Bowling greens (the laying out of bowling greens)
  • Charities (activities of a registered charity)
  • Chartered surveying work (as a stand-alone commercial activity)
  • Decking
  • Double glazing (fabrication, installation, fitting, removal and replacement of sealed unit glazing)
  • Drain cleaning
  • Electrical contracting (when undertaken, in, upon, above or under the building)
  • Farming
  • Fencing
  • Floor coverings (soft floor coverings such as carpet, vinyl and lino)
  • Gardening (the laying out of a garden, seeding, planting, pruning, turfing, hedge and grass cutting)
  • Geotechnical engineering (taking soil samples, laboratory testing and reporting)
  • Golf courses (laying out of golf courses)
  • Haulage (carriage of goods by road or rail)
  • Heating and ventilating activities
  • Housing associations
  • Insulation of any chemical, electrical or mechanical apparatus, machinery or plant
  • Joinery manufacture of free-standing furniture, i.e. tables, chairs, bookcases
  • Local authorities
  • Locksmith work
  • Patios (laying, repair or demolition of patios)
  • Plumbing
  • Preparation of stone for monumental purposes
  • Property rental
  • Quarrying
  • Recycling
  • Renewable energy (installation of solar panels, construction of wind farms, erection of windturbines)
  • Skip hire
  • Soft landscaping (seeding, planting, pruning, turfing, hedge and grass cutting)
  • Solar panel work (installation, repair or removal of solar panels)
  • Steel fabrication
  • Structural steelwork
  • Surveying work (as a stand-alone commercial activity)
  • Terrazzo-mosaic work
  • Timber treatments (application of any form of chemical treatment to wood for preventing orremedying the presence of insects, mites, fungi or marine organisms)
  • Traffic management
  • Ventilation activities
  • Window cleaning