Glass half full: Industry revenue has increased despite mixed demand from building markets

The Glazing Services industry has displayed limited growth over the past five years, reflecting divergent trends in building markets and variable demand for emergency glass repair and replacement services. Many small-scale contractors have endured limited demand in the single-unit housing and institutional building markets over the past five years. However, the industry has derived substantial stimulus from the surge in glass cladding installation on multi-unit apartment developments and solid demand from commercial building construction.Given the divergent demand trends, industry revenue is expected to climb at an annualised 2.0% over the five years through 2017-18, to $2.0 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Divergent trends in building markets have defined the industry over the past five years
  • Unprecedented demand from multi-unit apartment developments has supported industry growth
  • Demand from the residential building market is forecast to improve from 2019-20 onwards
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry in the industry are low and have remained steady over the past five years. The industry's highly fragmented nature with a large number of small-scale operators is indicative of this trend. Initial capital costs to establish glazing services are also minimal. However, qualifications are more specialised in the industry than in other general construction trade services. Contractors are expected to hold state-recognised trade qualifications to operate, with apprenticeships being the most common form of training and qualification.Apprenticeships are offered through TAFE courses and on the job through major companies such as G James Glass. Participants typically learn how to glaze by hand and use automated machinery in large-scale applications. As ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Glazing Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Glazing Services Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from commercial and industrial building construction and Demand from multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction in the Glazing Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Glazing Services Industry?

    Industry firms primarily provide glazing services, including glass installation and repair work.

    Industry Products
  • General installation services
  • Curtain walls and panels
  • Emergency repairs and maintenance
  • Storefronts and entrances
  • Tinting, laminating and other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Glazing
  • Window installation
  • Installing window frames
  • Fixing window insulation
  • 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 commercial and industrial building construction
  • Demand from multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction
  • Demand from house construction
  • Demand from institutional building construction
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • Profit margins widen
  • Construction activity
  • Strong competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Tight profitability
  • Construction markets
  • Household repair
  • Table: Glazing Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Glazing 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
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Hardware Wholesaling
  • Wooden Structural Component Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • General installation services
  • Curtain walls and panels
  • Emergency repairs and maintenance
  • Storefronts and entrances
  • Tinting, laminating and other services
  • Chart: Glazing Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential builders and property developers
  • Non-residential builders and property developers
  • Households and private property managers
  • Public sector agencies and property managers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Glazing Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Subcontractor payments
  • Depreciation and rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Glazing Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Glazing 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 Glazing 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 Glazing Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total Building Work Done (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Curtain Wall
  • A building facade that only bears its own weight and typically refers to perimeter walls on skyscrapers.
  • Decorative Glass
  • Glass that is mainly used in aesthetic applications.
  • Laminated Glass
  • A type of safety glass that does not break apart when it is cracked, damaged or shattered.
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