Heating up: Increasing environmental concerns have supported demand for the industry

The Insulation Services industry derives most of its revenue from installing materials in new residential and non-residential buildings. Stricter regulations governing the energy efficiency of new buildings have also supported the industry’s performance over the long term. Government subsidies to encourage households and businesses to spend on building insulation can also influence the industry’s performance. The industry derived unprecedented stimulus under the Commonwealth’s Home Insulation Program (HIP) in the late 2000s. The subsequent cessation of the scheme in early 2010 has influenced the industry’s performance over the past five years.Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.2% over the five years through 2017-18, to $830.0 million...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$830m
Annual Growth 13-18
2.2%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
8,700
Businesses
3,950
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue will decline in the short term as demand from residential building construction falls
  • Increasing environmental and energy consciousness has supported demand for industry services
  • Demand from residential building construction is forecast to recover in the long term
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Insulation Services industry is characterised by extremely low capital intensity. The industry comprises many small-scale contracting firms that generate revenue from the provision of labour services on installation projects. The skill requirement on most domestic and commercial building installation jobs is limited and contractors are exposed to competition from DIY (do-it-yourself) homeowners. The skilled labour input is typically higher for industrial insulation projects and capital intensity is generally also higher for these projects, involving lifting and scaffolding equipment.Insulation contractors require only rudimentary tools which are generally inexpensive, including knives, ladder, claw hammer, staple gun, cordless drill and safety goggles. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Insulation Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Insulation Services Industry are

  • Having a high profile in the market
  • Ability to franchise operations
  • Having an exclusive sales contract
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Demand from non-residential building construction in the Insulation Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Insulation Services Industry?

    Industry operators install, remove and reinstall insulation products for thermal and acoustical protection of buildings, industrial and transport infrastructure, pipes, as well as industrial equipment.

    Industry Products
  • Fibreglass insulation services
  • Rock wool insulation services
  • Polyester insulation services
  • Reflective insulation services
  • Cellulose, wool and other insulation services
  • Industry Activities
  • Installing thermal and acoustical insulation
  • Thermal insulation application
  • Removing older insulation materials
  • Preparing areas for insulation
  • Installing insulation materials
  • Measuring and cutting insulation batts and blankets
  • Sealing insulation materials
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Demand from non-residential building construction
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from heavy industry and other non-building construction

  • Current Performance
  • Divergent demand conditions
  • Profitability tightens
  • Participation stabilises
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit and job growth
  • Stronger building investment
  • Environmental concerns and competition
  • Table: Insulation Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Insulation Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • House Construction
  • Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Institutional Building Construction
  • Integrated Logistics

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ceramic Product Manufacturing
  • Glass Wool, Stone and Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
  • Hardware Wholesaling
  • Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Fibreglass insulation services
  • Rock wool insulation services
  • Polyester insulation services
  • Reflective insulation services
  • Cellulose, wool and other insulation services
  • Chart: Insulation Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Construction and development
  • Environmental concerns
  • Government support

  • Major Markets
  • Residential building contractors and developers
  • Non-residential building contractors and developers
  • Engineering construction contractors and industrial operators
  • Renovation contractors and homeowners
  • Other industrial markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Insulation Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Insulation Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Insulation Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Kaefer Integrated Services Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Kaefer Integrated Services Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Insulation Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Insulation Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cryogenic Lagging
  • Refers to the installation of insulation around pipes and process equipment to restrict the inflow of atmospheric heat or to keep the liquid cold.
  • Energy Efficient Homes (Eeh)
  • A Federal Government program which mainly included subsidisation of the installation of insulation and solar hot water systems into existing homes.
  • Glass Wool
  • Material made from fibreglass that is used for insulation.
  • Home Insulation Program (Hip)
  • A program funded under the EEH to subsidise the installation of ceiling insulation for existing homes. Discontinued in April 2010 amidst the controversy of fraudulent behaviour and safety issues.
  • Mineral Wool Insulation
  • Fibreglass blankets or batts installed in ceilings and walls to provide thermal insulation.
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