Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Plastering industry plays an essential role in the completion of most buildings. Operators are required to install various plaster forms in the construction of a building. The industry is primarily affected by fluctuations in demand from the downstream building construction markets, particularly the residential market, which is a major revenue stream, especially for smaller contracting firms.
Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.1% to £1.7 billion, including growth of 2.4% in the current year. Over the past five years, the industry has recovered from waning consumer confidence, a depressed housing market and economic uncertainty... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry provides three distinct services: fixing drywall plasterboard to interior walls and ceilings; applying solid and fibrous plastering; and applying render or stucco finish to the exterior of buildings. Construction projects can range from simple jobs in residential properties to large-scale, complex projects in commercial properties.
Dry lining or drywall contracting
The industry derives approximately 67.8% of its revenue from lining interior walls and ceilings with drywall plasterboard. Plastering contractors determine where the drywall will go, install insulation and vapour barriers, mark and cut the plasterboard, lift and position the panels, and secure them using battens or wall brace systems. Con.. purchase to read more