Shaky structure: Revenue has been extremely volatile due to fluctuating investment levels

The Scaffolding Services industry designs, erects, dismantles and monitors scaffolding on construction sites. Scaffolding is required when constructing multi-storey buildings and structures, mainly to provide a safe platform for construction workers, offer access to the structure's exterior, and transport materials and equipment across the construction site. Consequently, the performance of the industry is contingent on the level of activity in downstream construction markets. Although the UK construction sector returned to growth at the start of the past five-year period, intense price competition among scaffolders has weighed on the industry's performance. As a result, over the five years through 2018-19, revenue is forecast to decrease at a compound annual rate of more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong competition between scaffolding firms has pushed down prices, weighing on revenue
  • An increasing number of industry enterprises has contributed towards fierce price competition
  • Scaffolders are expected to focus on public-sector-backed projects as private investment falls
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic spread of contractors in the Scaffolding Services industry loosely corresponds with the national distribution of economic activity and population. The dispersion of industry establishments is also influenced by activity trends in downstream construction industries.The South EastThe South East accounts for an estimated 16.5% of industry establishments, slightly outweighing the region’s share of both the UK population (13.8%) and economic activity (15.1%). The large number of scaffolding contractors in South East reflects the level of construction activity in the region and its importance as both a commercial and residential hub. The South East is in close proximity to London and includes the densely populated counties of Kent and Sussex. Lan...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Scaffolding Services Industry

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

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total value of construction and Housing starts in the Scaffolding Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Scaffolding Services Industry?

    This industry covers firms that erect, monitor and dismantle scaffolds and work platforms. It also includes the supply of rented scaffolding systems erected by these firms. Temporary roofing installation services are excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Fixed scaffolding
  • Modular scaffolding
  • Planning and design
  • Monitoring and inspection
  • Industry Activities
  • Installing and dismantling prefabricated scaffolds and placing platforms
  • Inspecting and monitoring scaffold structures
  • Installing cantilever hoists, barrow ramps, sloping platforms and crane loading platforms
  • Erecting temporary grandstand seating and event staging
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total value of construction
  • Housing starts
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Household expenditure on maintenance and repair
  • Mortgage rate

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Competitive climate
  • Strong support
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Residential market
  • Commercial slowdown
  • Future opportunities
  • Table: Scaffolding Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Road & Motorway Construction
  • Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing
  • Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing
  • Sawmilling & Wood Planing
  • Steel Tube, Pipe & Related Fitting Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Fixed scaffolding
  • Modular scaffolding
  • Planning and design
  • Monitoring and inspection
  • Chart: Scaffolding Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential construction
  • Commercial construction
  • Infrastructure construction
  • Public-sector construction
  • Industrial construction
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Scaffolding Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesSubcontractor paymentsDepreciation Utilities and rentOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Scaffolding Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Scaffolding 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 Scaffolding 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 Scaffolding Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Modular Scaffold
  • A scaffold made with steel and lightweight alloys and equipped with mechanical or hydraulic jacks for height adjustment.
  • Scaffold
  • A raised platform used to access a building during its construction.
  • Tender Price
  • The fee for which a contractor offers to perform work.
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