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

Despite some up-and-down performances, the residential construction market followed an overall trend of recovery over the five years to 2017. While demand from nonresidential construction clients has fared poorly in recent years, rising housing starts are expected to boost industry revenue. Moving forward, industry revenue will continue to grow, but at a much slower rate. With falling unemployment and a brighter outlook ahead, developers and individuals alike will once again be willing to invest in new units. However, potential further increases in the interest rate, with the 30-year mortgage expected to increase, may potentially erode new home affordability and dampen demand for housing starts...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue and profit margins have fluctuated with volatile demand from residential and nonresidential construction markets
  • Although the industry posted strong growth, there was a lag in new companies and employment
  • Corporate profit growth is expected to boost demand for industry services
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The industry is characterized by many small-scale establishments that service a wide range of US regions. Typically, small-sized contracts work only in their local markets while the larger-scale contractors operate in several states. Overall, the industry's geographic distribution follows that of the US population, particularly as it pertains to housing. Subsequently, there is likely more concentrated activity in major urban areas that house a large number of people than in suburban areas, which have a high concentration of single-family detached homes.The Southeast region accounts for the largest share of industry establishments with 20.1% of industry establishments. This falls mostly in line with the region's 25.7% share of the national population. In ...purchase to read more.

    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
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Value of private nonresidential construction in the Wood Framing industry impact industry performance..

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    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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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
  • Industry operations
  • Table: Wood Framing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • 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
  • Multifamily 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
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent 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
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    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
    Table: Industry Data for the Wood Framing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Housing starts (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • 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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