Dry wall: Mixed demand from construction markets has constrained revenue growth

The Plastering and Ceiling Services industry generates the bulk of its revenue from installing plasterboard and cornice products on new housing. However, the industry's performance in the new residential building construction sector has been partly constrained over the past five years by the greater focus on the construction of higher density apartment and townhouse developments rather than traditional single-unit houses. Apartments typically have a much lower plaster content of construction than traditional housing due to the lower wall and ceiling area per dwelling unit. Some industry operators have also generated strong growth from work on commercial building projects, although demand has fallen in the institutional building market...read 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

  • Subdued investment in single-unit housing construction has adversely affected the industry
  • Plaster installation on apartment and commercial building construction has been an industry focus
  • Stronger demand from building markets is forecast to support revenue growth over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Plastering and Ceiling Services industry's services can be divided into three categories: lining interior walls and ceilings with plasterboard products (plasterboard fixing), applying plaster using solid and fibrous plastering techniques, and applying cement or acrylic render to building exteriors and structures (stucco finish). Plasterboard fixing can be further broken down into two categories: installation, and repair and maintenance.Plasterboard fixing installationThe industry generates about two-thirds of its revenue from the installation of gypsum plasterboard sheets for the lining of interior walls and ceilings (i.e. drywalling or dry lining) as well as the installation of specialist acoustic and fireproofing cladding systems. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Plastering and Ceiling Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Plastering and Ceiling Services 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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    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

    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
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction
  • Capital expenditure on private dwellings
  • Cost of natural disasters

  • Current Performance
  • Residential

    building subdued

  • Household 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

  • 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
    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
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    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
    Table: Industry Data for the Plastering and Ceiling Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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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