Cooling off: Falling demand from residential construction is causing short-term declines

IBISWorld’s Insulation Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Insulation Services industry has endured volatile conditions since the late 2000s due to earlier government intervention policies, particularly the Commonwealth's Home Insulation Program (HIP). However, demand conditions have stabilised over the past five years, with trends in downstream building markets driving demand. Another factor supporting industry demand has been surging investment in heavy industrial structures, particularly in mineral and energy developments and where tighter regulations have governed the energy efficiency of new buildings.

Industry revenue is expected to total $786.0 million in 2016-17, down by 9.8% on the previous year in response to investment slumping in the residential building market on the completion of major apartment developments...

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The industry installs and replaces thermal and acoustic insulation products on buildings, plant and transport equipment. The industry's principal service is installing batts and blankets into building ceiling and wall cavities. Cavity insulation in the walls and floors of new buildings is typically installed at the time of construction. The average home can have ceiling insulation installed in two to four hours.

Fibreglass insulation services

Fibreglass insulation is the most popular product due to its efficiency and predominant use in residential housing while other materials dominate in different markets. Fibreglass insulation installation has strengthened marginally over the past five years, accounting for 46.0% o..

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Industry Products

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, and industrial equipment.

Industry Products
Fibreglass insulation services
Polyester insulation services
Rock wool insulation services
Wool insulation services
Reflective insulation services
Cellulose 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

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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