To start with a report submitted called the Pre-Budget Submission by the Master Builders Association of Victoria included this recommendation in January:
Recommendation 9: Master Builders calls on the State Government to end a monopoly by plumbers to fit metal roofs rather than allow builders to install metal roofs.This regulation varies between states, and I find it odd that it is in this report. A builder with an open licence in QLD or NT can actually install a metal roof I think. Confused? Yes - so is everyone else and isn't it time we had an Australian standard for metal roof installation along with just about every other trade in this industry. Construction and Manufacturing are about the most confusing and over regulated bodies in Australia today. Imagine the companies operating on state and local borders.
The earlier announcement of the $1 Billion Manufacturing Plan is a joke. This is a government money payout for jobs for the boys & girls - plus industry will have to fork out millions to to keep up with the regulations. Wayne just gave $7 Billion to bail out IMF EU countries from being stupid economically. That alone is about $1,200 per person.
And now to Paul Howes AWU and the Unions:
Here is the stats from 2007 on:
|This is days lost per 100 employees due to industrial disputes?|
Have a look at the construction job decline in Australia:
|Change in number of Construction Jobs in the 12 months to Nov 2012.|
The theory by experts is that everything has to become robotic: Like this video of a robot packaging stuff (batteries) by picking, packing and wrapping. Is this the future?
What is the future of metal roofing, just a few new profiles, new easier installation methods or just more of the same. Is the future in composite panels, insulation combined with ceiling and roof as per the Bondor style, is it solar integrated roof sheets, green roofing or maybe back to basics (like timber shingles) through huge costs of power to manufacturing.
Latest ASX Reports on the three big ones.
These charts are all compliments of TBF a stock market website. The others are just reports coming in from The Roofers QLD, NSW and WA on how the following are going:
Metroll: Stable - doing well in QLD
Stratco: Steady - Big Red Boxes going well everywhere
Apex: Also picking up in QLD
Revolution: Steady in WA and SA.
Hills gave a presentation to Goldman Sachs Investment Conference today, and promptly lost 5 cents off the share price just today. Maybe they should concentrate on the business and less on presentation. But then again everyone was down today.
This is definitely not the answer for our industry:
|Installation by who?|