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 - Industry Locations Chapter
Industry enterprises tend to be located in states with larger populations and greater construction and economic activity. As a result, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria account for just under 75.0% of total industry firms, while accounting for 77.0% of Australia's total population. Victoria is the dominant state in the production of prefabricated wooden buildings and includes the production facilities of industry firms such as Kentucky Napier and Aarons Outdoor Living. Concentration of activity in this state tends to reflect the high land values and the greater demand for the installation of prefabricated granny flats and home studios.
New South Wales accounts for just under 25.0% of industry enterprises and is therefore under-represented compared with its total population... purchase to read more