You would require to specify at least one SIC code when completing your confirmation statement for Companies House. This article focuses on Section F of the SIC codes for construction businesses.
SIC stands for Standard Industrial Classification. The SIC codes are divided into sections in alphabetical order, ranging from Section A to Section U.
The Office for National Statistics refers to these SIC codes as the UK SIC 2007 codes and use them to produce statistics.
Section F: SIC codes for construction
|41100||Development of building projects|
|41201||Construction of commercial buildings|
|41202||Construction of domestic buildings|
|42110||Construction of roads and motorways|
|42120||Construction of railways and underground railways|
|42130||Construction of bridges and tunnels|
|42210||Construction of utility projects for fluids|
|42220||Construction of utility projects for electricity and telecommunications|
|42910||Construction of water projects|
|42990||Construction of other civil engineering projects n.e.c.|
|43130||Test drilling and boring|
|43220||Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation|
|43290||Other construction installation|
|43330||Floor and wall covering|
|43390||Other building completion and finishing|
|43999||Other specialised construction activities n.e.c.|
Choose the correct SIC codes
You are required to specify at least one SIC code that closely represents your business activity when you complete your confirmation statement for Companies House.
For example, if you are in the business of taking down old buildings and you are using a limited company for this business activity you would require to submit a confirmation statement to Companies House at least once every 12 months.
You can submit your confirmation statement online or by post. When completing your confirmation statement form, under the Standard Industrial Classification code, the closest SIC code that represents your business activity is 43110 Demolition.
SIC codes for other businesses not related to construction
Click here for a list of SIC codes for other business activities not listed above.
Disclose your business activities in your company accounts
You are also required to disclose your business activities in your company accounts. Usually, the disclosure is in the format of a description rather than using the SIC codes.
For example, you would write in your director’s report under Principal activities heading something like this.
“The principal activity of the company was that of buildings demolition. There has been no change in the business activity during the year or since the balance sheet date. The director is of the view that the company is well-positioned for the future.”
The director’s report is part of your company accounts.
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