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Prefabricated Frame and Panel Building Systems Market Report - UK 2012-2016 Analysis

Abstract

INTRODUCTION and OVERVIEW

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AMA Research have just published the fourth edition of the report "Prefabricated Frame and Panel Building Systems Market Report - UK 2012-2016 Analysis". Incorporating original input and primary research, this new report represents an up-to-date and informed review of this changing and complex market.

Key issues covered include:

  • Market Size & Structure - Market value, trends, forecasts for future growth, key influencing factors etc.
  • Product Mix - Mix by value of Timber Frame, Steel, Concrete, Structural Insulated Panels.
  • Key End User Sectors - Analysis of end user sectors, mix by value, future potential including commercial and industrial, MoD, residential, healthcare, education, hotels, prisons, student accommodation, etc.
  • Major Suppliers - Market shares, market position, relative end userstrengths and company profiles.
  • Forecasts - trends up to 2016 and key driving factors.

Prefabricated frame and panel building systems have a substantial market potential, with a wide range of end use sectors, and are forecast to demonstrate long term growth, although currently experiencing the adverse impact of the construction downturn.

Of particular interest:

  • Forecasts of performance of the UK prefabricated frame and panel buildings market, 2012-2016.
  • Review of the principal frame and panel product sectors by value - timber frame light gauge structural steel framing, concrete, and structural insulated panels.
  • Review of performance of key end use markets including student accommodation, housebuilding, defence, health, education, infrastructure etc.
  • Review of major suppliers shares of the UK prefabricated frame and panel buildings market - changes in market structure.
  • Up-to-date review and forecasts of construction trends.

Leading companies mentioned in the report include:

ACP (Concrete), Ayrshire Metal Products, Beco Products, Bell and Webster Concrete, Bison Manufacturing, Boklok UK, BSW Alouette, Buchan Concrete Solutions, Caledonian Building Systems, Creagh Concrete Products, Danilith UK, Deeside Timberframe, Donaldson Timber Engineering, Fusion Building Systems, Hanson Structherm, Howarth Timber Engineering, Jablite, Kestrel Timber Frame, Kingspan Off-Site, Laing O'Rourke, Light Steel Frame Solutions, Lindab Group, M and M Timber Systems, McAvoy Group, Metek Building Systems, Metsa Wood, Metsec, Modular UK Building Systems, Oregon Timber Frame, PCE, Pinewood Structures, Prestoplan, Quad-Lock Building Systems, Quickway Buildings, Robertson Timberkit (RTK), Rollformed Fabrications, Scotframe Timber Engineering, SIP Building Systems, Space 4, Stewart Milne Group, Tata Steel Group, Taylor Lane Timber Frame, Terrapin, Thermonex UK, Walker Timber Group, Wates Construction, Wernick Group, Western Building Systems, Wood Newton, Younger Homes.

The report covers the following key areas:

THE MARKET

  • Total Prefabricated Frame and Panel Building Systems Market 2006-2016 - market analysis by value and forecasts. Current market performance in 2011/2012.
  • Key influencing factors affecting market performance - level of construction and manufacturing activity, trends in flats, affordable homes, quality issues, trends leading to demand for prefabricated frame and panel building systems in key sectors e.g. healthcare, education, MoD, residential, prisons, hotels, asylum/immigration centres etc.
  • Prefabricated Frame and Panel Building Systems Product Mix - analysis by product type - timber frame, steel, concrete, structural insulated panels, etc. sector size, changing trends and future prospects.
  • Key areas of end user growth, and forecasts for product mix in 2016.

END USE SECTORS

  • Mix of key end user sectors by value. Performance in 2011/2012.
  • Key end user sectors - Reviews of major end user groups and subsectors e.g. Commercial and industrial, Education, Healthcare, residential, defence, hotel/catering, prisons, asylum centres, etc.
  • Key future trends for the usage of prefabricated frame and panel building systems, growth potential of the sector, product issues, long term growth of apartment blocks, etc.
  • Key suppliers to the various end user sectors.
  • Influencing factors of future end user growth potential, e.g. trends in capital expenditure and accommodation requirements, major changes in health and education. Student Accommodation, hotels market performance etc.

MARKET / PRODUCT SPECIFICATION ISSUES

  • General trend towards OSM (Off-Site Manufacturing) to improve quality standards and address problems of site-skills shortages, waste minimisation.
  • Review of broad levels of specification in end user sectors.

SUPPLIERS

  • Market Shares of the major suppliers in the prefabricated frame and panel building systems market - 2011 by value.
  • Profiles of major suppliers including turnover, market shares, market positioning, brand names etc.
  • Review of the key channels of distribution used by leading suppliers - direct supply, contractors, etc.
  • Key end user sectors of individual suppliers and future growth potential etc.

SUMMARY OF REPORT CONTENTS

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The UK prefabricated frame and panel building systems market comprises off-site manufactured load-bearing wall, floor and roof assemblies, which are erected on-site to form three-dimensional units. Specifically, the market consists of four principal product sectors - timber frame (56%), light gauge steel framing systems (17%), concrete (20%), structural insulated panels (5%) and 'Other products' (1%).

While the market experienced positive growth up to 2007 - reflecting high levels of government expenditure in health, education and defence, together with a switch to offsite techniques - the global financial crisis and reductions in government capital expenditure programmes adversely impacted the frame and panel sector 2008-2011, resulting in a significant market downturn. Market performance in 2008-2011 has been particularly difficult, with a decline of over 40% over the 3-year period - primarily due to the major decline in housebuilding and cuts in public sector capital expenditure programmes.The market is estimated to be worth some £323 million in 2011.

There is overlap between the frame and panel, volumetric and also the traditional building sector, with certain manufacturers and building projects incorporating elements from all three construction methods. The trend to offsite manufacturing is set to continue in the medium to long term, driven by environmental legislation and the need for greater accuracy and speed of construction. Different applications will have vastly differing requirements in terms of materials and the level of prefabrication but, in general, panellised systems offer significant advantages which should help to underpin specifier interest and stimulate long term low level growth.

Key application areas for prefabricated frame and panel building systems include housebuilding, MoD, healthcare, education, hotel, commercial and industrial, with expansion in cellular construction and single living accommodation applicable to many of these sectors, in particular student accommodation.

Flat pack panels are often favoured in inner city brownfield sites by minimising the building footprint and disruption, while waste minimisation is also a key benefit.

While there has been some limited consolidation in the frame and panel building systems market, the market remains relatively fragmented, with many manufacturers and suppliers specialising in particular end use sectors and prefabricated materials.

The underlying trend to single living accommodation represents a key driver for growth in the prefabricated frame and panel buildings market with high repeatability of standardised modules producing significant economies of scale - for example, student and social housing, hotels, etc. Niche sector growth opportunities include the hotel sector and infrastructure, in particular energy and rail, for example the recently reported £9.4 billion investment in the rail network. Crossrail is also likely to provide significant opportunities for prefabrication.

Current forecasts indicate that the UK prefabricated frame and panel buildings market is likely to experience flat bordering on marginal growth during 2012-2013, with low level recovery forecast through 2014-2016, reaching a value of around £370 million in 2016.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS and LIST OF TABLES & CHARTS

1 INTRODUCTION

  • 1.1 BACKGROUND
  • 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION

2 SUMMARY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS

  • 2.1 SUMMARY
  • 2.2 FUTURE PROSPECTS

3 ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT

  • 3.1 GDP
  • 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES
  • 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT
  • 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION
  • 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION
  • 3.6 STERLING
  • 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE
  • 3.8 CONCLUSIONS

4 THE MARKET

  • 4.1 MARKET DEFINITION
  • 4.2 CONSTRUCTION MARKET OVERVIEW
    • 4.2.1 The Housing Market
    • 4.2.2 Non-Residential Construction
  • 4.3 MARKET SIZE
  • 4.3.1 Background and Recent Performance
  • 4.4 PREFABRICATED FRAME AND PANEL BUILDING SYSTEMS MARKET PRODUCT MIX
  • 4.5 DISTRIBUTION PROCESS FOR PREFABRICATED FRAME AND PANEL BUILDING SYSTEMS

5 END USE APPLICATION SECTORS

  • 5.1 END USE SECTOR DEFINITION
    • 5.1.1 Residential
    • 5.1.2 Commercial and Industrial Applications
    • 5.1.3 Hotels
    • 5.1.4 Education
    • 5.1.5 Healthcare
    • 5.1.6 Others - Ministry of Defence (MoD) etc.
    • 5.1.7 Infrastructure
    • 5.1.8 End User Sector Forecasts

6 SUPPLIERS

  • 6.1 MARKET SHARES
  • 6.2 SUPPLIER PROFILES

TABLES AND CHARTS

  • CHART 1 UK PREFABRICATED FRAME AND PANEL BUILDING SYSTEMS MARKET 2007-2016 (£M MSP)
  • CHART 2 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 1992-2016
  • CHART 3 PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 1992-2016
  • TABLE 4 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2006-2012 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES
  • CHART 5 AGE DISTRIBUTION OF THE RESIDENT UK POPULATION MID-2008 ('000)
  • CHART 6 DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION STARTS & COMPLETIONS AND FORECASTS 2006 TO 2016 BY VOLUME
  • CHART 7 UK HOUSEBUILDING MARKET - MIX BY SECTOR AND BUILD METHOD (MMC/TRADITIONAL) - 2011 BY VOLUME
  • CHART 8 HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS - % MIX BY HOUSES / FLATS ENGLAND 2001-2011
  • TABLE 9 NON-DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT SECTOR ANALYSIS 2009 TO 2016 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES)
  • TABLE 10 UK PREFABRICATED FRAME AND PANEL BUILDING SYSTEMS MARKET 2005-2011, BY VALUE £M MSP
  • TABLE 11 UK PREFABRICATED FRAME AND PANEL BUILDING SYSTEMS MARKET FORECAST 2011-2016, BY VALUE £M MSP
  • CHART 12 UK PRODUCT MIX IN THE PREFABRICATED FRAME AND PANEL BUILDING SYSTEMS MARKET - TIMBER FRAME, STEEL, CONCRETE, SIPS - SHARES BY VALUE 2011:
  • CHART 13 DISTRIBUTION/BUILDING PROCESS FOR PREFABRICATED FRAMES AND PANELS
  • TABLE 14 MIX OF SALES OF PREFABRICATED FRAME AND PANEL BUILDING SYSTEMS - BY MAJOR END USE SECTORS BY VALUE 2011 (RESIDENTIAL, MOD, HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION, HOTELS ETC.)
  • CHART 15 ESTIMATED NUMBER OF NEW STUDENT BED SPACES BUILT PER YEAR - 2006-2016
  • CHART 16 OFFICES CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT GROWTH FORECASTS (NEW WORK) 2008 TO 2016 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES)
  • CHART 17 INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT GROWTH FORECASTS (NEW WORK) 2008 TO 2016 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES)
  • TABLE 18 TOP 20 UK BUDGET HOTEL GROUPS - LEADING BRAND PORTFOLIOS - MARKET SHARES BY NO. OF ROOMS 2010
  • CHART 19 EDUCATION CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT AND NEW ORDERS QUARTERLY ANALYSIS Q4 2009 TO Q4 2011 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES)
  • CHART 20 HEALTH CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT & NEW ORDERS QUARTERLY ANALYSIS Q4 2009 TO Q4 2011 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION CURRENT PRICES)
  • TABLE 21 PROJECT SLAM YEARS 6 - 10 (2008 - 2013) NUMBER OF BED SPACES TO BE BUILT
  • TABLE 22 INFRASTRUCTURE OUTPUT BY SECTOR 2010 AND 2011 - BY VALUE (£ MILLION) AND % BY VALUE
  • CHART 23 INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT GROWTH FORECASTS 2008 TO 2016 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES)
  • TABLE 24 PROPOSED WATER AND SEWERAGE CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAMMES 2010-2015 BY COMPANY, £BN
  • CHART 25 FORECAST MIX OF SALES OF PREFABRICATED FRAME AND PANEL BUILDING SYSTEMS TO MAJOR END USER SECTORS BY VALUE - 2016
  • TABLE 26 SUPPLIER SHARES - PREFABRICATED FRAME AND PANEL BUILDING SYSTEMS MARKET - 2011 BY VALUE
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