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Plastering in the UK: Market Research Report

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Plastering Market Research Report | SIC F43.310 | Feb 2017

Thin coverage: Revenue has grown strongly, but a skills shortage has constrained performance

IBISWorld’s Plastering market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The industry has recorded strong growth, though it is expected to slow in the current year
  • A prevailing skills shortage in the industry has constrained profit margins and establishment growth
  • A number of large-scale commercial projects are expected to support ongoing industry growth
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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Plastering industry exhibits low barriers to entry. The industry is comprised of a large number very small-scale contracting firms, and an estimated 90.2% of enterprises employ four or fewer people. This percentage has increased in recent years, suggesting that the market has become increasingly competitive and barriers to entry have weakened. Light regulatory conditions do not pose a significant barrier to entry for potential entrants.

As with most specialised construction industries, plasterers are required to hold the appropriate qualification in order to obtain insurance to cover the work done and to obtain industry recognition. Certification is principally obtained through apprenticeship training at local colleges. Tra.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Plastering Industry

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

  • Having a good reputation
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Having good working relationships with subcontracting building trade specialists
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Demand from commercial building construction in the Plastering industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Plastering Industry?

    This industry consists of contractors that install plaster wallboard and ornamental plaster products, finish and render walls, and apply solid or fibrous plastering. Contractors also install wall systems and laths before applying plaster, and repair existing buildings and structures.

    Industry Products
    Dry-lining or drywall contractingSolid plasteringRenderingFibrous plastering
    Industry Activities
    Taping and fixing plaster wallboardInstalling ceiling roses and cornicesSolid and fibrous plasteringRendering the interior and exterior of buildings

    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 residential building construction
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Mortgage rate
  • Current Performance
  • Residential resurgence
  • Spread thin
  • Do it for me
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Home comforts
  • Commercial concerns
  • Floating to the top
  • Skilled operators
  • Table: Plastering Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plastering Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • General Insurance
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Building Plaster Product Manufacturing
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling
  • Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling
  • Scaffolding Services
  • Products & Services
  • Dry-lining or drywall contracting
  • Solid plastering
  • Fibrous plastering
  • Rendering
  • Chart: Plastering Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Public non-residential
  • Industrial
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plastering Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Labour costs
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plastering
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plastering Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plastering 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 Plastering Industry
  • Includes:
  • 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
    Dry Lining Or Drywall
  • A rigid plasterboard made of layers of paper bonded to a gypsum plaster core.
  • Fibrous Plastering
  • A combination of plaster of Paris, hessian and other materials used to create decorative plasterwork.
  • Screeding
  • Applying a levelled layer of material, usually cement, to a floor.
  • Solid Plastering
  • Rendering a surface using plaster mixture on a backing of wooden lathes or hessian. This technique has largely been replaced by plaster drywall.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Plastering market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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