At £165 per day compared to the mean UK average of £169, carpenters are cheaper than bricklayers which cost £170 per day compared to the national rate of £172.
Ready mix concrete costs more than £79 per cubic metre compared to the mean national rate of £72 per cubic metre while steel reinforcement costs £9 more at £752 per tonne.
Structural steel costs £1,628 per tonne compared to £1,621 per tonne UK-wide while both concrete blocks and timber cost more at £7.73 per sq metre and £2.96 per metre respectively.
For the year to September 2008 the top three contractors in Yorkshire have picked up 40 contracts worth a total of more than £796 million.
Those firms are Interserve which picked up 13 contracts worth £407.4 million while Morgan Sindall scooped 16 worth more than £202.7 million. Bam Construct was awarded 11 worth a total of £187.8 million