Up the wall: Mixed demand from building markets has constrained revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Plastering and Ceiling Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Subdued investment in single-unit housing construction has had an adverse effect on the industry
  • The construction of apartments and commercial buildings has supported industry demand
  • Residential and non-residential building markets are forecast to expand, boosting revenue growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Plastering and Ceiling Services industry generates the bulk of its revenue from the installation of plasterboard and cornice products on new housing. However, new residential building construction has increasingly focused on higher density apartment and townhouse developments rather than traditional single-unit houses, which has restricted industry growth over the past five years. Apartments typically have a much lower plaster content of construction than traditional housing due to the lower wall area per dwelling unit and the greater use of glass panels...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Plastering and Ceiling Services industry exhibits low ownership concentration. No contractor holds a significant share of industry activity and there are many small-scale enterprises that contest projects in narrow regional markets or specialist niche markets (such as period restoration). The industry’s low barriers to entry encourage new start-up businesses when profit conditions strengthen, but can often contribute to many firms exiting when profitability deteriorates.

    About two-thirds of industry enterprises have no paid employees and consist mainly of individual contractors and partners. A further 32.2% of enterprises employ fewer than 20 people and only about 84 businesses hire more than 20 people. Mos..

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    Additional Insights for the Plastering and Ceiling Services Industry

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

  • Access to niche markets
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • 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 Plastering and Ceiling Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Plastering and Ceiling Services Industry?

    Industry firms are primarily engaged in plastering, plaster fixing or finishing.

    Industry Products
    Plasterboard fixing installation
    Plasterboard fixing repair and maintenance
    Solid and fibrous plastering
    Rendering and stucco finishing
    Industry Activities
    Cement rendering of buildings and structures
    Decorative plaster finishing
    Fibrous plastering
    Plasterboard fixing or finishing
    Plasterwork on construction projects
    Solid plastering

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from house construction
  • Demand from non-residential building construction
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction
  • Natural disasters

  • Current Performance
  • Residential building subdued
  • Household disposable income
  • Non-residential building activity
  • Natural disasters
  • Competition from substitutes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Residential building recovery
  • Non-residential building activity
  • Continued DIY competition
  • Table: Plastering and Ceiling Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plastering and Ceiling Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • House Construction
  • Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction
  • General Insurance
  • Residential Property Operators
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Institutional Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Hardware Wholesaling
  • Machinery and Scaffolding Rental
  • Plaster Product Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Plasterboard fixing installation
  • Plasterboard fixing repair and maintenance
  • Rendering and stucco finishing
  • Solid and fibrous plastering
  • Chart: Plastering and Ceiling Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Capital expenditure
  • Natural disasters
  • Homeowner DIY

  • Major Markets
  • Residential builders and developers
  • Non-residential builders and property developers
  • Households and residential property managers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plastering and Ceiling Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plastering and Ceiling Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plastering and Ceiling Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plastering and Ceiling Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Plastering and Ceiling Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Feather Edge
  • Plasterboard with a tapered edge to allow a jointing plaster and tape to cover the joint (smoothed off for invisible join).
  • Fibrous Plastering
  • Creation of decorative plasterwork using a combination of plaster of Paris, hessian and other materials. Mainly applied on restoration work.
  • Render
  • The base coat of plaster or concrete coating applied to an external surface (typically brick wall).
  • Scrim
  • A plastic reinforcing mesh tape made.
  • Solid Plastering
  • Rendering a surface by traditional methods using plaster mixture on a backing of wooden lathes, or hessian. Largely replaced by plaster drywall.
  • Stucco
  • General term for all kinds of external plastering.
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