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Panelised Modular Building Systems Market Report - UK 2016-2020 Analysis

Published: 06/05/2016 / Number of Pages: 61 / Price: £795.00

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Introduction and Overview

The 6th edition of the 'Panelised Modular Building Systems Market Report - UK 2016-2020 Analysis' reviews the market in terms of overall structure, main trends, key product sectors, end user sectors and suppliers. Incorporating original input and primary research, this new report represents an up-to-date and informed review and assessment of this changing and complex market.

Key sections covered:

  • Market size & structure - market value, recent trends, forecasts for growth, key influencing factors etc.
  • Product mix - by value - for timber frame; light steel framing; precast concrete panels; and other timber based products such as SIPS and CLT.
  • Key end use sectors - mix by value and market potential for private & social housing; self-build housing; healthcare; education; hotels; prisons; student accommodation etc.
  • Major suppliers by product type - market shares and company profiles.

Key areas of insight include:

  • Market forecasts for panelised modular building systems market to 2020.
  • Review of key frame / panel product sectors - timber frame, light gauge structural steel framing, concrete & other timber based (structural insulated panels and cross laminated timber systems).
  • Performance of key end use markets: focus on housebuilding, healthcare, education, student & keyworker accommodation, self-build, hotels.
  • Review of suppliers in each product sector - market shares, major manufacturers.
  • Review of market prospects with a key focus on the housing sector and the emergence of cross laminate timber systems.

Some of the companies included:

Ayrshire Metal Products, Bell and Webster Concrete, Bison Manufacturing, Bourne Group, Buchan Concrete Solutions, BW Industries, Cornish Concrete Products, Creagh Concrete Products, David Ball Projects, Deeside Timberframe, Elements, Enewall, EOS Facades, Explore Manufacturing, Forterra Building Products, F.P McCann's, Frame Homes (South West), Fusion Building Systems, Hadley Steel Framing, Hemsec Manufacturing, Innovare Systems, Kingspan Timber Solutions, KLH UK, Laing O'Rourke, McAvoy Group, Merronbrook, Metek Building Systems, Metsec, Orca LGS Solutions, Oregon Timber Frame, Pinewood Structures, Prestoplan, Robertson Timber Engineering, Roe Timberframe, Salvesen Insulated Frames, SIP Building Systems, SIPS Eco Panels, Space 4, Stewart Milne Group, Superior Sections, Taylor Lane Timber Frame, Thorp Precast, Walker Timber Group, WB Timber, X-Lam Alliance, Western Building Systems.

Market Overview

  • Total panelised modular building systems market 2010-2020 - market analysis by value 2010-2015 and forecasts 2016 -2020.
  • Key influencing factors affecting market performance - level of construction activity, housing shortage, public sector modular building procurement frameworks, Affordable Homes programme, shortage of skills in building trades, Building Information Modelling.
  • Overview of product mix by frame material by value.

Product Sector Review

  • Timber frame - sector size by value & volume, key trends and prospects; end use mix; supplier market shares; review of top 20 key suppliers.
  • Light steel frame- sector size by value, key trends and prospects, review of top 10 key suppliers.
  • Precast concrete panels- sector size by value, key trends and prospects; review of leading suppliers.
  • Other timber products - structural insulated panels & cross laminated timber systems, etc. sector sizes, key trends and prospects; review of leading suppliers.

Supply Structure

  • Private & social volume housing - output mix by types of building method i.e. masonry, timber frame & other offsite; review of key changes in the mix and drivers; mix by types of dwelling; assessment of impact of Affordable Homes programme; market prospects and key drivers for offsite e.g. uptake of CLT and entry of Legal & General into offsite manufacturing.
  • Self-build housing - trend by number of dwellings 2010-2015; key market drivers, use of offsite building methods.
  • Education - overview of general construction trends & applications for offsite e.g. Priority Schools Building Programme and higher education building activity
  • Healthcare - overview of general construction trends & applications for offsite e.g. Procure 21 programme.
  • Hotels - sector overview, identification of key market divers and recent developments. Focus on budget sector.
  • Student & keyworker accommodation -sector overview, identification of key market divers and recent developments. Identification of leading manufacturers supplying the sector.

Report Summary

The UK market for panelised modular building systems, within the definition of this report, consists of pre-fabricated, 2-dimensional frames or panels in systems for constructing walls, partitions, roofs and floors, typically supplied to site as systems in flat-pack format. However, some systems, particularly light steel frame, are supplied to site in 'stick' form and/or direct to manufacturers of volumetric building systems. The main product type is timber frame, competing with light gauge steel, precast concrete and other engineered wood-based panels. This latter group includes structural insulated panels (often made from oriented strand board) and cross laminated timber systems.

Following a fall in demand between 2008 and 2012, demand for offsite building systems has increased, underpinned by the improved economic situation, increased levels of activity in the housebuilding, hotel, student accommodation and education sectors. In 2015, it is estimated that market growth was around 10% compared to the previous year. Difficult market conditions in recent years have led to all sectors of the panelised building systems industry suffering a number of business failures, leading to a reduction in production capacities. In the timber frame sector, market supply has become much more polarised.

Key end use sectors for panelised modular building systems are houses, apartment blocks, schools, budget hotels, smaller healthcare and care facilities and purpose built student accommodation. Housing developers, other main construction firms and housing associations are generally declaring intentions to increase usage of offsite systems. Other than the volume housebuilding sector, the Government has indicated it would so see an increase from around 12,000 to 20,000 self-built homes a year by 2020, self-builders being key users of timber frame and SIPS. While timber frame is the most widely used type of offsite systems in housing, over the next few years, it is expected to face stiff competition from cross laminated timber.

Over the next few years to 2020, a sustained recovery should be witnessed, enhanced by the mandatory use of Building Information Modelling on public sector projects from 2016 and a forecast increase in the use of offsite systems in housebuilding. BIM will streamline building design, procurement and construction which should favour the use of offsite building. The drive towards sustainable development, coupled with the need to meet energy efficiency and carbon reduction targets, would also seem to weigh in favour of offsite construction. In addition, some of the key drivers for offsite construction are coming back into focus, for example any larger scale, repetitive construction programme, such as those with university accommodation, social housing on a reasonable scale, affordable private sector housing, the demographic shift to more but smaller households, the growth of budget hotels etc.


List of Report Contents

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 6
  3. 1.1 BACKGROUND 6
  4. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 6
  5. 2. SUMMARY 8
  6. 2.1 OVERALL MARKET BACKGROUND 8
  7. 2.2 MARKET SECTORS AND CHARACTERISTICS 9
  8. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 11
  9. 3.1 GDP 11
  10. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 12
  11. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 13
  12. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 13
  13. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 14
  14. 3.6 STERLING 15
  15. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 15
  16. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 16
  17. 4. PANELISED MODULAR BUILDING SYSTEMS OVERVIEW 17
  18. 4.1 MARKET DEFINITION 17
  19. 4.2 MARKET SIZE, RECENT TRENDS AND INDUSTRY PROSPECTS 18
  20. 4.2.1 Market Background 18
  21. 4.2.2 Market Prospects 19
  22. 4.3 MARKET MIX 20
  23. 4.4 KEY MARKET FACTORS 21
  24. 4.4.1 Housebuilding Trends 21
  25. 4.4.2 Non-Housing Building Trends 23
  26. 4.4.3 Public Sector Procurement Frameworks 25
  27. 4.4.4 Building Information Modelling 26
  28. 4.4.5 Shortages in Traditional Construction Skills 26
  29. 4.4.6 Perceptions of Costs and Risks 27
  30. 4.4.7 Quality Assurance 28
  31. 4.4.8 Sustainability Issues 29
  32. 5. TIMBER FRAME 30
  33. 5.1 DEFINITION 30
  34. 5.2 MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS 30
  35. 5.3 SUPPLY 32
  36. 5.3.1 Overview 32
  37. 5.3.2 Manufacturers and suppliers 34
  38. 6. LIGHT STEEL FRAME SYSTEMS 38
  39. 6.1 DEFINITION 38
  40. 6.2 SECTOR SIZE AND TRENDS 38
  41. 6.3 SUPPLY 39
  42. 7. PRECAST CONCRETE PANEL SYSTEMS 41
  43. 7.1 DEFINITION 41
  44. 7.2 SECTOR SIZE AND TRENDS 41
  45. 7.3 SUPPLY 42
  46. 8. STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANEL SYSTEMS (SIPS) 43
  47. 8.1 DEFINITION 43
  48. 8.2 SECTOR SIZE AND TRENDS 43
  49. 8.3 SUPPLY 44
  50. 9. END USE MIX 46
  51. 9.1 DEFINITION AND OVERVIEW 46
  52. 9.2 PRIVATE AND SOCIAL HOUSING - HOUSING DEVELOPERS 47
  53. 9.3 PRIVATE HOUSING - SELF-BUILD 50
  54. 9.4 COMMERCIAL AND PUBLIC SECTOR NON-RESIDENTIAL 51
  55. 9.4.1 Education 52
  56. 9.4.2 Healthcare 54
  57. 9.4.3 Hotels 56
  58. 9.4.4. Student accommodation 58
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. TABLE 1 UK MARKET FOR PANELISED MODULAR BUILDING SYSTEMS (£M MSP) 2010-2020 8
  3. TABLE 2 GDP DATA - 2012-2015 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 11
  4. CHART 3 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2020 13
  5. CHART 4 PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2020 14
  6. TABLE 5 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2011-2017 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 15
  7. TABLE 6 UK MARKET FOR PANELISED MODULAR BUILDING SYSTEMS (£M MSP) 2010-2015, FORECASTS 2016-2020 AND GROWTH RATES % 18
  8. CHART 7 UK MARKET FOR PANELISED MODULAR BUILDING SYSTEMS BY FRAME MATERIAL (TIMBER FRAME, LSF, SIPS, PRECAST, ETC) BY VALUE 20
  9. CHART 8 HOUSEBUILDING STARTS & COMPLETIONS AND FORECASTS (GB) BY NUMBER OF DWELLINGS 2010 - 2015 & FORECASTS 2016 -2020 21
  10. TABLE 9 UK HOUSING COMPLETIONS (NO. DWELLINGS) 2011 -2020 22
  11. CHART 10 NON-HOUSING CONSTRUCTION NEW WORK OUTPUT IN KEY MARKETS BY VALUE (£MILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 2011-2015 & FORECASTS 2016-2020 23
  12. CHART 11 UK TIMBER FRAME HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS BY NUMBER OF DWELLINGS ('000) 2007 TO 2015 31
  13. CHART 12 UK TIMBER FRAME HOUSING ESTIMATED COMPLETIONS BY SECTOR (SOCIAL, PRIVATE, SELF-BUILD) % BY VOLUME 2015 32
  14. CHART 13 SHARE OF TIMBER FRAME MANUFACTURERS TO THE HOUSEBUILDING SECTORS (DEVELOPERS, SELF-BUILD, BOTH) - 2015 33
  15. TABLE 14 TIMBER FRAME SYSTEMS -SUPPLIER SHARES AND MARKETS SERVED 34
  16. CHART 15 MARKET FOR PANELISED MODULAR BUILDING SYSTEMS BY END USE SECTORS (RESIDENTIAL, MOD, HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION, HOTELS ETC.) BY VALUE 2015 46
  17. CHART 16 HOUSEBUILDING OUTPUT BY NUMBER OF DWELLINGS BY CONSTRUCTION METHOD (MASONRY, OFFSITE, OTHER) 2015 47
  18. CHART 17 UK PANELISED MODULAR BUILDING SYSTEMS MARKET SHARES BY TYPES OF DWELLING 48
  19. CHART 18 AFFORDABLE HOUSING NEW-BUILD IN ENGLAND 2004-05 TO 2014-15 49
  20. CHART 19 SELF-BUILD OUTPUT BY NUMBER OF DWELLINGS ('000) 2010 -2015 51
  21. CHART 20 EDUCATION CONSTRUCTION NEW WORK OUTPUT - BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 2010 -2015 AND GROWTH FORECASTS 2016 TO 2020 52
  22. CHART 21 HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTION NEW WORK OUTPUT BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 2010 TO 2020 55
  23. CHART 22 UK BUDGET HOTEL SECTOR CUMULATIVE GROWTH IN TOTAL ROOM NUMBERS 1995 - 2015 57
  24. TABLE 23 UK BRANDED BUDGET HOTELS MARKET TRENDS BY NUMBERS OF HOTELS AND BEDSPACES 2010 -2015 57
  25. TABLE 24 UK BRAND BUDGET HOTEL SECTOR ESTIMATED MARKET SHARES BY NUMBER OF BEDROOMS 2015 58
  26. CHART 25 TYPES OF STUDENT ACCOMMODATION IN THE UK - APPROXIMATE SHARE BY TYPE 2015-16 59
  27. TABLE 26 MARKET SHARES OF LEADING COMMERCIAL OPERATORS OF STUDENT ACCOMMODATION BY BEDSPACE NUMBERS 2015-16 60
  28. CHART 27 ESTIMATED NUMBER OF NEW STUDENT BED SPACES BUILT PER YEAR 2010-2018 61

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