Holding up: The industry will grow as construction markets regain their prerecessionary strength

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth will continue to slow the further one moves away from the recovery period
  • Tight credit and a surplus of existing homes have constrained growth in the number of housing starts
  • Falling unemployment will enable stability and organic growth in the residential construction market

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Wood Framing industry revenue is expected to grow strongly over the next five years as construction markets regain their prerecessionary strength. This resurgence will be fueled by a falling unemployment rate and increased demand for housing. Growth will occur in the residential market but will be most noticeable in the nonresidential construction market, which did poorly in the five years to 2014. Over this same period, industry inputs are expected to stabilize, resulting in wider profit margins and more new entrants...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Wood Framing industry is characterized by a low level of capital intensity. On average, industry operators spend $0.01 on capital for every dollar spent on labor. This low level of capital investment is attributed to the high level of labor needed to erect wooden frames and the low level of equipment needed for the process. In erecting wooden structures, the main equipment needed relates to fastening tools like hammers, drills and nail guns. These tools are relatively inexpensive and are fairly durable. Industry contracts tend to lease their heavier equipment, like scaffolding and lifts, which is not counted as part of the capital investment.

    With little need for capital investments, industry operators spend the majority of their revenue on wages and purchases. Wag..

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    Additional Insights for the Wood Framing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wood Framing Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Having a high profile in the market
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    Industry Products

    What is the Wood Framing Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments engaged in platform and balloon framing, fastenings, foundation laying, truss-framed and plank and beam construction, using wood-based products. Contracted work typically includes new construction, alterations, maintenance and repairs and additions. This industry excludes finish carpentry and framing using steel, precast concrete or nonwood products.

    Industry Products
    Floor framing
    Structural wall framing
    Nonstructural wall framing
    Roof framing
    Stair framing
    Front porch framing
    Industry Activities
    Constructing and installing balloon frames
    Constructing and installing platform frames
    Constructing and installing truss frames
    Constructing and installing roof and ceiling frames
    Constructing and installing plank and beam frames
    Constructing and installing floor framing
    Constructing and installing exterior and interior wall frames
    Fireproofing concealed spaces in wood framing
    Installing footings to support foundations

    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
  • Housing starts
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Value of residential construction
  • year conventional mortgage rate
  • Price of sawmill lumber

  • Current Performance
  • Revival of residential construction activity
  • Input prices and profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Housing expectations
  • Moderate nonresidential construction
  • High profit margins
  • Table: Wood Framing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wood Framing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Home Builders
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Municipal Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Heavy Equipment Rental
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Lumber Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Structural wall framing
  • Front porch framing
  • Roof framing
  • Floor framing
  • Nonstructural wall framing
  • Stair framing
  • Chart: Wood Framing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Demand from the residential building market
  • Substitute products

  • Major Markets
  • Single-family houses, detached
  • Multi-family units
  • All other buildings
  • Single-family houses, attached
  • Stores, restaurants and other commercial buildings
  • Educational buildings
  • Office buildings
  • Farm buildings
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wood Framing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wood Framing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wood Framing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wood Framing 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 Wood Framing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Housing starts (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • refers to the space between two vertical beams
  • Joist
  • A horizontal support that runs between foundations, beams, floors and walls.
  • Top Plate
  • a horizontal unit connecting vertical beams on the top
  • Trusse
  • Structure with five or more triangle-shaped wooden pieces that bear weight.
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