Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing industry is one of the smaller manufacturing industries in Australia. Its products have been steadily losing ground to substitutes such as prefabricated metal, PVC and cement-fibre buildings. Metal prefabricated buildings have captured the largest share of the expanding mining, resources and infrastructure markets. As a result, prefabricated wooden building manufacturers have generally been unable to benefit from these massive boosts in demand. Industry operators tend to hold leading position in the household and backyard building market, manufacturing products such as granny flats, garden sheds, cubbyhouses, kit homes, kennels and pergolas.
The industry's performance has fluctuated dramatically over the past five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The industry displays low barriers to entry and this trend has remained steady over the past five years. The industry is extremely fragmented, with a large number of very small players manufacturing prefabricated wooden buildings. However, existing players in each regional and product market have been forced to stave off competition from substitute products made from materials such as metal, PVC and concrete sheets. These established firms are therefore likely to compete fiercely to maintain market share against any new manufacturers seeking to enter the industry.
The existing players in the kit home segment of the industry generally have a stronger market profile than new entrants and therefore have a proven track record of product quality and design... purchase to read more