Rising demand: Growing construction activity has boosted demand for industry services

Operators in the Plumbing Services industry provide gasfitting and mechanical, sanitary, water, drainage and roofing plumbing services. The Plumbing Services industry is highly fragmented, and most firms employ fewer than three people or operate as sole proprietors. No major players dominate the industry, as licencing requirements and the industry’s labour-intensive nature prevent firms from developing significant market share.Demand for plumbing installation services has expanded rapidly over the past five years due to New Zealand’s construction boom. Residential building construction grew significantly over the period in response to the strong growth in population and the historically low interest rates...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong residential construction has bolstered revenue growth over the past five years
  • A shortage of qualified plumbers has driven profit and wage growth for industry operators
  • Demand from non-residential building construction is projected to slow over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Plumbing Services industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. The provision of skilled labour services represents the principal value added by the industry. Most industry tasks, such as gasfitting, water plumbing, sanitary plumbing and mechanical plumbing are labour-intensive and difficult to automate. Most industry participants obtain basic plumbing tools during apprenticeship training and the capital equipment requirements of the industry are generally low. General plumbing contractors may purchase excavation machinery such as bobcats and trench digging equipment, as well as dedicated work vehicles. Some of the larger contractors may require specialist plumbing machinery such as water jetters, rodder machines and drum machines...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Plumbing Services Industry

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

  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Ability to change which market the firm operates in
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure on residential buildings and residential construction capital expenditure in the Plumbing Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Plumbing Services in New Zealand Industry?

    Operators in the industry primarily provide general plumbing or drainage services on a contract basis. Services typically include drain repair, gas plumbing, guttering and septic tank repair and installation. The industry excludes gas appliance repairs, constructing large-scale sewerage or drainage systems, and septic tank cleaning services.

    Industry Products
  • Water plumbing
  • Sanitary plumbing
  • Gasfitting
  • Mechanical plumbing
  • Drainlaying and roofing plumbing
  • Industry Activities
  • Plumbing repair
  • Repair of installed plumbing
  • Guttering and roof installation and repair
  • Gas plumbing
  • Drain construction and repair (excluding sewerage or stormwater drainage systems)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Capital expenditure on residential buildings
  • residential construction capital expenditure
  • Dwelling consents issued
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Residential and commercial building construction
  • Maintenance and repairs market
  • Licencing and employee shortages
  • Industry participation and profit grows
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction trends
  • Industry structure and opportunities
  • Profitability falls
  • Table: Plumbing Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • House Construction in New Zealand
  • Commercial Property Operators in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural and Construction Machinery Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Heavy Machinery and Scaffolding Rental and Hiring in New Zealand
  • Household Appliance Wholesaling in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Water plumbing
  • Sanitary plumbing
  • Gasfitting
  • Mechanical plumbing
  • Drainlaying and roofing plumbing
  • Chart: Plumbing Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential builders, home owners and property managers
  • Non-residential builders and property managers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plumbing 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 Plumbing Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plumbing 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 Plumbing 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 Plumbing Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A fully accredited plumber that can supervise projects and other plumbers.
  • Electric Eel
  • A drain clearing tool that comprises flexible cables and rotating cutting tools.
  • Gas Fitting
  • A specialist area of plumbing services requiring full licensing to carry out services for liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas applications.
  • Mechanical Plumbing
  • The installation and maintenance of mechanical heating, cooling and ventilation of buildings.
  • Water Jetter
  • A machine that uses high pressure water to clear away sludge, grease, and sediment blockages in drains.
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