Fewer bricks in the wall: The growth of higher density buildings has constrained revenue

The Bricklaying Services industry is heavily influenced by trends in new residential building construction and demand for construction of smaller non-residential buildings such as suburban shops, schools and community centres. Small-scale operators mainly generate revenue from supplying bricklaying services either to prime building contractors or directly to homeowners and other clients. Bricks and mortar are the traditionally preferred materials for building Australian homes, due to the availability of clay deposits and brick's thermal insulation properties.Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.9% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $3.28 billion...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The popularity of multi-unit apartments has reduced demand for bricklaying services
  • Housing investment’s shift towards high-density apartment construction has subdued industry expansion
  • Increased housing investment will offset declines in non-residential building construction
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Bricklaying Services industry has no significant barriers to entry, although prime builders are likely to prefer contractors with formal qualifications, state-based licensing and adequate insurance coverage. Most industry workers hold formal Certificate III/IV trade qualifications for bricklaying and blocklaying. New entrants without formal bricklaying qualifications are likely to be excluded from contracts for large-scale builders and public sector clients.Contractors with a good reputation in the local building community for quality, timeliness and price are in a stronger position to obtain contracts with larger scale builders. Contractors generate a substantial workload through word-of-mouth recommendations from satisfied customers. New...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Bricklaying Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Bricklaying Services are:

  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from house construction and Demand from non-residential building construction in the Bricklaying Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Bricklaying Services Industry?

    Industry operators lay and repair clay and concrete bricks, blocks and pavers.

    Industry Products
  • Brick veneer walls
  • Double brick walls
  • Brick fences
  • Laying pavers and blocks
  • Other specialist services
  • Industry Activities
  • Bricklaying
  • Concrete block laying
  • Brickwork repair
  • Laying stonework on construction projects
  • Pre-cut stone laying
  • Brick pointing
  • Tuck pointing on brick structures
  • Pargeting
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from house construction
  • Demand from non-residential building construction
  • Demand from clay brick manufacturing
  • Residential housing loan rates
  • Demand from multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction
  • Mortgage affordability

  • Current Performance
  • Building market
  • Brick construction
  • Profit and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit and employment trends
  • Building market
  • Brick volumes
  • Table: Bricklaying Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bricklaying Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • House Construction
  • Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Institutional Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clay Brick Manufacturing
  • Farm and Construction Machinery Wholesaling
  • Hardware Wholesaling
  • Metal Cladding, Waterproofing and Scaffolding Services
  • Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Brick veneer walls
  • Laying pavers and blocks
  • Brick fences
  • Other specialist services
  • Double brick walls
  • Chart: Bricklaying Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential building contractors and developers
  • Commercial builders and property developers
  • Households and residential property managers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bricklaying Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bricklaying Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Bricklaying Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bricklaying Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Bricklaying Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Usually a mix of lime and sand used to bind bricks together.
  • Pargeting
  • A coating of mortar over a surface, or the process of applying it. This mortar may contain damp-proofing ingredients.
  • Pointing
  • The visible edge of mortar between bricks.
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