Roofing Services in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

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Divergent trends in key building markets have made the past five years tough for the Roofing Services industry. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Roofing Services industry in Australia.

IBISWorld Market Research

IBISWorld Market Research

The one bright spot for roofing contractors came from the surge in work resulting from the refurbishment of schools through the Building the Education Revolution program.

The roof is an integral part of any building, and contractors in this industry specialise in all types of roof installation, repair and maintenance. The Roofing Services industry in Australia is projected to generate revenue of $3.0 billion in 2013-14, representing an increase of 2.3% on the previous year due to an upswing in new housing construction. Over the five years through 2013-14, industry revenue is projected to average flat growth (0.0% annualised), reflecting divergent trends in the key building markets. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Anthony Kelly, “the value of new housing construction is projected to grow by an annualised 1.6% over the five years through 2013-14, while activity in the non-residential building market will decline by an annualised 3.1%”.

The one bright spot for roofing contractors during the late 2000s came from the surge in roof installation work resulting from the Federal Government's injection of over $14.0 billion in funding for the refurbishment of primary schools through the Building the Education Revolution program. However, says Kelly, “Most of this installation work involved low gradient metal roofing, and demand for roof tile installation services languished due to a decline in new housing construction”. Industry employment currently numbers about 14,000 people in 5,650 establishments, although the total workforce numbers about 30,000 people including employees and subcontracted labour. The industry exhibits a low level of concentration, with no company holding a significant market share.

The Roofing Services industry is characterised by its many small-scale contractors that operate in narrow geographic markets. Few firms have the capacity to operate on a multi-state or national basis, and the largest players are franchise firms such as Roof Seal and Modern Roofing. The major roof tile manufacturers (i.e. Boral Roofing and CSR Monier Roofing) provide a referral service to preferred roof installers. The industry's performance is projected to strengthen in line with the short-term resurgence in new housing construction and the gradual recovery of investment into the commercial building market.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Roofing Services in Australia industry report page.

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IBISWorld Industry Report Key Topics

Roofing services contractors cover structures with tiles, slate, shingles or metal materials to form waterproof surfaces.

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalisation
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

About IBISWorld Inc.

Recognised as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call (03) 9655 3886.

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