Dead wood: Substitute building products are chipping away at the industry's markets

IBISWorld’s Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry products have been losing ground to substitute goods made from metal, PVC or cement-fibre
  • The industry has been characterised by extreme revenue volatility over the past five years
  • The industry's short-term prospects will likely mirror falling residential construction activity

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing industry is one of the smallest in Australia's Manufacturing division. Over the long term, the industry's products have been steadily losing ground to substitute products manufactured using metal, PVC and cement-fibre. Prefabricated metal building products have captured the largest share of the mining, resources and infrastructure markets. Prefabricated metal products have also captured an increasing share of the household backyard building market, which is a major segment for industry products. However, the industry continues to hold a leading position in the household, recreation and backyard building market, manufacturing products such as granny flats, garden sheds, cubbyhouses, kit homes, kennels and pergolas...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Industry enterprises tend to be located in states with larger populations and greater construction and economic activity. The three most populous states, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland account for about 81.8% of total industry enterprises, which outweighs their combined share of Australia's total population (77.0%).

    Victoria is the dominant state in the production of prefabricated wooden buildings accounting for about one-third of total enterprises. Victoria is home to the production facilities of several significant industry players, such as Aarons Outdoor Living and Alternate Dwellings. The 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.


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    Additional Insights for the Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing Industry are

  • Having a high profile in the market
  • Economies of scope
  • Access to a highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure on private dwellings and Household consumption expenditure in the Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry firms primarily manufacture prefabricated wooden buildings such as carports, gazebos and sheds. The on-site installation of these prefabricated buildings is also included in the industry.

    Industry Products
    Basic household buildings and structures
    Other household buildings and structures
    Kit homes
    On-site building installation
    Industry Activities
    Prefabricated wooden building
    Prefabricated wooden bus shelter
    Prefabricated wooden shed
    Prefabricated wooden kit home
    Prefabricated wooden carport and garage
    Prefabricated wooden gazebo and pergola
    Prefabricated wooden cubbyhouse and fort

    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
  • Capital expenditure on private dwellings
  • Household consumption expenditure
  • Demand from holiday houses, flats and hostels
  • Dwelling commencements
  • Demand from non-residential building construction
  • Mortgage affordability

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • House Construction
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds
  • Holiday Houses, Flats and Hostels
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Plaster Product Manufacturing
  • Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing
  • Timber Resawing and Dressing

  • Products & Services
  • Basic household buildings and structures
  • Other household buildings and structures
  • Kit homes
  • On-site building installation
  • Chart: Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households directly from manufacturers
  • Households through internet sales
  • Households through hardware wholesalers and retailers
  • Recreation and holiday markets
  • Non-residential building markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing 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 Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Computer-Aided Design (Cad)
  • The use of computers in design applications, allowing the designer greater flexibility to formulate projects on-screen.
  • Computer-Aided Manufacturing (Cam)
  • The use of computer software to control machine tools and related equipment during manufacturing processes.
  • Flat-Pack
  • Prefabricated building products sold in pieces that are packed flat in a box for easy transport and customer assembly.
  • Granny Flat
  • A secondary or separate dwelling that is situated on the property of a traditional house.
  • Prefabricated Buildings
  • Buildings or building sections that are manufactured in a factory, which are then assembled on-site.
  • Relocatable Buildings
  • Buildings that can be readily transported to meet customer demand.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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