The Scaffolding Services industry has faced volatile conditions over the past five years. Industry revenue has increased by an annualised 0.6% over the five years through 2012-13 to be worth $793.4 million. Economic uncertainty driven by the global financial crisis severely affected Australian construction markets, the effects of which were fully felt by the industry. Due to scaffolding services being heavily reliant on commercial and residential construction, falling private capital expenditure significantly hurt industry revenue. Economic stimulus packages provided by the Federal Government as well as construction growth in the industrial sector helped mitigate the effect.
Scaffolding contractors hire and erect temporary framework used to support people and material in the construction and repair of buildings and other large structure (usually a system of metal pipes). Services include: planning and preparation of projects; the erection of scaffolding and equipment (i.e. setting of ground levels, bracing of components, and the positioning of platforms); the monitoring of scaffolding, and dismantling of scaffolding equipment on the completion of the job.
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.