The craft of laying bricks with mortar has roots back to the masons of ancient civilisation, and today has developed into a specialised construction trade requiring physical strength and technical knowledge. Australians prefer homes built by bricks and mortar, possibly reflecting the relative scarcity of timber resources, the availability of clay deposits, and the thermal insulation benefits of bricks. However, over the long term the demand for bricklayers has been negatively affected by trends towards higher-density multi-unit apartments and the substitution of alternative materials for exterior wall cladding.
Operators in this industry lay and repair clay and concrete bricks, blocks and pavers.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.