Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The tiling and carpeting of external and internal walls and floors by industry contractors provides a protective and decorative finish for homes, shops, offices and public access areas. Tiling is the dominant type of flooring used in wet areas of buildings such as kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. All segments of the industry are subject to competition from unskilled DIY home owners and special construction trades (e.g. carpenters).
The industry is expected to generate revenue of about $1.55 billion in 2012-13, up 3.3% on the previous year, with value added of $1.01 billion or 0.08% of Australia's GDP. The industry is estimated to record a cyclical decline in revenue by an annualised 1.0%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Entry into the carpet laying segment of this industry is relatively free of formal qualifications or licensing barriers although the floor and wall tiling segment of this industry is increasingly subject to licensing restrictions.
Capital costs are relatively low and consist of rudimentary carpentry tools, specialised (but low cost) cutting and grinding equipment, and transportation.
The main barrier faced by operators trying to enter either of the main segments of the industry is establishing a reputation for reliability and quality work within an industry that is heavily based on established contacts... purchase to read more