Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Concreting contractors are skilled in pouring, laying, placing and shaping concrete to form foundations, roads, structures and panels. Contractors compete with general building companies, unskilled labour (i.e. other construction trades and DIY home owners) and concrete placement services provided by concrete slurry suppliers for a share of the total concreting services market.
The industry derives about 50% its annual revenue from the housing construction market (slab foundations, flooring, steps, driveways, patios and kerbing), 30% from the non-residential building market (e.g... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The industry has a low level of ownership concentration with the four largest contractors contributing less than 5.0% of annual industry revenue. The industry is characterised by a large number of small-scale operators that subcontract labour skills to prime construction contractors (e.g., Leighton Holdings and Metricon Homes).
The fragmented structure of the industry is evident from the small-scale nature of its establishments. The majority of establishments (56% in 2010-11) contain no paid employees (i.e., consisting of sole proprietors and partners), and just less that 3% of contractors employ 20 people or more. As concreting service contractors expand they tend to shift across to general building contracting and away from specifically contracting on concreting work... purchase to read more