Seeking shelter: Volatility in downstream building markets has limited industry growth

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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

  • Divergent trends in downstream construction markets have influenced the industry's performance
  • Demand has been subdued, despite strong investment in commercial and industrial projects
  • Roof tilers are expected to experience stronger demand conditions over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Contractors in the Roofing Services industry specialise in all types of roof installation, repair and maintenance. The industry derives the bulk of its revenue from installing roof tiles and roof tile restoration work in the residential building market. Revenue is also generated through installing metal and other roofing products on residential and non-residential buildings.

    Industry revenue is expected to increase by an annualised 0.3% over the five years through 2016-17, constrained by divergent trends in key building markets. The industry encountered subdued demand conditions in the new residential construction market, including a downturn in roof tiling work on single-unit housing, which was associated with the shift towards multi-unit apartment construction...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The small-scale and localised operations of this industry result in a geographically dispersed structure, which generally corresponds with the distribution of population and economic activity across Australia. However, variations in building and construction cycles between regional markets, and differing preferences for roofing materials can result in minor skewing of the distribution of roofing contractors' activity.

    New South Wales' share of industry total enterprises (31.6%) roughly the state's share of national population and economic activity. However, the state accounts for a higher share of employer enterprises (33.0%). Victoria is under-represented in terms of total enterprises, although the states' share of employer enterprises (24.9%) ..

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    Additional Insights for the Roofing Services Industry

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

  • Having a good reputation
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Management of seasonal production
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from house construction and Demand from non-residential building construction in the Roofing Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Roofing Services Industry?

    Contractors in the Roofing Services industry cover structures with tiles, slate, shingles or metal materials to form waterproof surfaces.

    Industry Products
    Roof tile installation
    Metal and other roof installation
    Roof restoration, repair and maintenance
    Industry Activities
    Installing ceramic or concrete tiles, slate or shingles
    Fixing metal roofs
    Installing, repairing and replacing gutters and downpipes
    Replacing broken tiles
    Securing flashings and capping, and repairing leaks
    Repairing capping with cement or acrylic mortar
    Applying roof sealer compounds and cleaning existing roofing materials

    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
  • Residential housing loan rates
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Roofing Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

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

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ceramic Product Manufacturing
  • Concrete Product Manufacturing
  • Machinery and Scaffolding Rental
  • Plumbing Services
  • Sheet Metal Product Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Roof tile installation
  • Metal and other roof installation
  • Roof restoration, repair and maintenance
  • Chart: Roofing Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

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

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Subcontractor payments
  • Purchases
  • Motor vehicle expenses
  • Depreciation and equipment lease
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Roofing Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Roofing 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 Roofing 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 Roofing 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
    Capping Or Ridge Capping
  • Covering on the ridgeline of a roof that is 'V' shaped or arched. Capping is generally a specially shaped tile.
  • Flashing
  • A piece of sheet metal used to cover and protect some joints or angles.
  • Roof Sarking
  • Roof sarking is an underlay rolled out on the roof frame to protect the frame and roof cavity from storm driven rain and dust, and to improve its thermal properties.
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