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

The Insulation Services market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Tighter regulation regarding energy efficiency in new buildings has supported industry demand
  • Industry profitability has declined due to the industry's intense competitive pressures
  • Regulations stipulating minimum insulation standards for new buildings will support the industry

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    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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Insulation Services industry is in the mature stage of its economic life cycle, characterised by slowing growth due to market saturation, stable product groups with technological change focusing on creating efficiencies rather than new products, and mergers and acquisitions occurring in inner city areas. The industry's performance has been contained over the past five years by the earlier subsidisation of insulation installation into existing dwellings as the subsequent withdrawal of the subsidy has dampened demand conditions in this market.

    Industry value added, which is the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is projected to increase by an annualised 1.5% over the 10 years through 2021-22. Thi..

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    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
  • Vertical integration
  • Ability to franchise operations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Demand from commercial and industrial building construction in the Insulation Services industry impact industry performance..

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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 Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Demand from commercial and industrial building construction
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from heavy industry and other non-building construction

  • Current Performance
  • Demand recovers
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Cellulose insulation services
  • Reflective insulation services
  • Polyester insulation services
  • Wool insulation services
  • Chart: Insulation Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

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

  • 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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    Kaefer Integrated Services Pty Ltd
  • Table: Kaefer Integrated Services Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Insulation Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    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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