Top 20 Small Business Ideas & Investment Opportunities In The Construction Industry

The Indian construction industry is fragmented and plays an important role in the overall economy. It accounts for about 11% of India as GDP. There are mainly three segments in the construction industry. The real estate construction which includes residential and commercial construction; infrastructure building which includes roads, railways, power etc; and industrial construction that consists of oil and gas refineries, pipelines, textiles etc.

According to a study by Global construction perspective and Oxford Economics, India will become the world’s 3rd largest construction market by 2025, adding 11.5 million homes a year to become a $1 trillion a year market. This is very inspiring for the entrepreneurs who are going to initiate new venture in the construction industry in India.

Here in this article, we have compiled top 15+ profitable business ideas in the construction industry that can be initiated as a small, medium and large-scale basis. Proper market research and financial planning are important in starting the business.

List of 20 Construction Business Ideas with Small Investment

#1. Aluminium Door Window Manufacturing Fabrication

Aluminum door window manufacturing fabrication with different types of frames, fittings is a profitable manufacturing opportunity in the construction industry in India. Aluminum fabricated items like doors, windows, staircase, handrails, and supports, railings for verandas, corridors etc. have become the standard accepted feature in most modern buildings. Read More…

#2. Asbestos Cement Corrugated Sheet Manufacturing

Asbestos cement corrugated sheet is an important commodity in the construction industry. Generally, it is popular as low-cost and temporary roofing arrangements. It is also used for the industrial purpose like an automobile service station, tiny and small-scale manufacturing unit, etc. In addition, you can initiate the manufacturing business as small and medium scale basis.

#3. Barbed Wire Manufacturing

With an automatic barbed wire automatic machine, any individual can initiate this business as a home-based and small-scale basis. Barbed wires are the very essential items for protection and security purpose. The manufacturing process is simple. Additionally, the raw material is widely available in the wholesale market. Read More…

#4. Ceramic Glazed Tiles Manufacturing

Ceramic glazed tiles are the special type of ceramic tiles to which a glaze has been applied. Generally, glazed tiles come with a sheen on the surface. ceramic glazed tiles production allows manufacturers to produce an unlimited assortment of colors, hues, and designs. Read More…

#5. Floor Tiles / Glazed Tiles Manufacturing

Ceramic Glazed tiles come with the porous body with a coating of white or colored Glaze. These days people use these tiles extensively in the Bathrooms, Kitchen in modern buildings and in Hospitals and Analytical Laboratories, Toiletries attached to Railway platforms. Revenue-wise, the business is lucrative. Additionally, you can initiate the manufacturing operation as small and medium scale basis. Read More…

#6. Fly Ash Bricks Manufacturing

Fly Ash s the inorganic mineral residue obtained after burning of coal/lignite in the boilers. The demand for dwelling units will grow to 90 million by 2020, which would require a minimum investment of $890billion. So many technically upgraded automatic fly ash bricks manufacturing machines are available in the domestic and international market.

#7. Granite Quarry

Granite is an igneous rock of visible crystalline formation and texture. Basically, granite is a product for decorating walls or interior space of buildings. It is now one of the essential building materials for the decoration, durability, and protection of the buildings. However, you must initiate the manufacturing unit according to the easy availability of the raw material.

#8. Gypsum Plaster Board Manufacturing

Gypsum Plaster Boards are used in False Ceilings, Light partition walls etc for better appearance & thermal insulation properties. With the rapid increase in Real Estate business and Housing activities, the demand for Gypsum Boards has increased. It is still popular as a low-cost substitute for plywood, hardboard and wooden panel Boards, all of which cause depletion of forest resources. Gypsum plasterboard manufacturing is a profitable investment opportunity for new entrepreneurs. Read More…

#9. Hollow Bricks Making

Hollow bricks making business is a very good opportunity for those aspiring individuals who want to set up a small scale manufacturing unit in the construction industry. In addition, you can initiate the project as a home-based with low-cost investment. However, you must have sufficient workplace for the unit. Read More…

#10. Marble Cutting Polishing & Fitting

Marble cutting polishing and fitting unit are a profitable business opportunity for the small and medium scale manufacturing operation. However, you must establish the unit in a location where the raw material is easily available.

#11. Mini Cement Plant

Any individual can initiate a mini cement plant as a medium and large-scale basis. Portland cement is one of the major important items in the construction industry. Raw material availability is a crucial issue in this business.

#12. Non-Glazed Ceramic Tiles

The Indian ceramic tiles industry is on the threshold of an exciting world of colors and variety. The major uses are the decorative treatment of walls, both those normally tiled for utilitarian reasons and others, window sills, fireplace surrounds. The other uses are in the external facing of the building, halls, and lobbies of public buildings, schools, offices, underground stations. In addition, you can initiate non-glazed ceramic tiles manufacturing business as a small, medium and large-scale basis.

#13. Nut Bolt Making

Nuts bolts making business comes under the light engineering product manufacturing. Generally, these are a type of industrial fasteners used in various products in the construction industry. Nuts and bolts consist of a major link in the family of industrial fasteners. Generally, nuts and bolts are the essential items in every industry. Bolt is a piece of metal rod, whose one end is unsettled and another end is threaded. The nut is the item which rolls on these threads. Read More…

#14. PVC Pipe Manufacturing

Nowadays  PVC Pipes are fast replacing the conventional metal pipes in many applications. The lightweight, low cost, easy installation, noncorrosive ness, high tensile strength to withstand high fluid pressure make PVC pipes ideal for a number of purposes. In addition, you can initiate the manufacturing unit as small and medium scale basis. Read More…

#15. Sand Making

Sand is an essential component in the construction industry. River sand is the natural source of the sand. Natural or River sand is weathered and worn out particles of rocks. These are of various grades or sizes. It depends upon the amount of wearing. The artificial sand produced by proper machines can be a better substitute for river sand. The sand must be of proper gradation. When fine particles are in proper proportion, the sand will have fewer voids. The cement quantity required will be less. Such sand is more economical. Sand making is a profitable business. It demands substantial capital investment in Plant setup. Read More…

#16. Stone Crushing Unit

The black stone is an essential item in construction concrete preparation. Furthermore, you can start the stone crushing unit as medium scale or large scale basis also. In small and medium scale operation, the unit will be labor intensive. However, the location is an important consideration in this business. On the other hand, if you go for an automatic setup, you will get quantity wise more output with minimum labor engagement. Read More…

#17. Wall Putty Manufacturing

Wall putty is an essential item in wall painting. The increasing uses of distemper and an alike product have increased the uses of wall putty. Additionally, you can start wall putty manufacturing business on a small-scale basis with a comparatively small startup capital.

#18. Wire Nails Manufacturing 

Wire nails is a small but essential item in the construction industry. The main raw material is hard drawn bright wire of 8 to 14 SWG. With an automatic wire nail manufacturing machine, any individual can initiate this business as home-based.

We will update the list of 18 top profitable small business opportunities in the construction industry periodically. This list will definitely help you in taking a decision on the business initiative in construction industry according to your budget.

#19. Interior Designer

There is a wide scope of work for interior designers in the construction industry. In India, housing is going to be the next big thing happening. The government of India is also taking multiple steps for the growth of the housing industry sector. It is obvious the demand for interior designers are bound to grow in the country. If you have some experience in this field, it is the most suitable time to start an interior designing business.

#20. Property Broker

The construction industry always looks forward to effective property brokers who can sell their properties. On the other hand, customers also search credible real estate brokers who can fetch them proper accommodation. If you have good networking ability with good communication skill, you can start real estate agency business even without any investment