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Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C16.230 | Mar 2017

Solid performance: The industry is expected to continue to grow, despite economic uncertainty

IBISWorld’s Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
James Walker (Leith) Ltd James Walker (Leith) Ltd market share
JELD-WEN UK Ltd. JELD-WEN UK Ltd. market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • An improving housing market has supported the industry’s recent revenue growth
  • Competition from cheaper substitute products, such as uPVC has limited the industry’s expansion
  • Industry demand is expected to be limited by an increase in high-density apartment construction
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry expanded during the past five years. Improvements in the housing market were largely responsible for growth, as it is the largest downstream market. Non-residential building construction activity also gained momentum, despite falling during the first year of the period, and expanded demand. However, the benefits to the industry were limited because larger commercial buildings tend to use structural components made from steel rather than wood. Meanwhile, improvements in real disposable income raised demand for products sold directly to customers, such as garden sheds. Nevertheless, moderate import competition and rising competition from substitute products, such those made from steel or unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC), curtailed expansion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The spread of carpentry and joinery manufacturing establishments across the United Kingdom broadly corresponds with the distribution of the population and building activity. Historical factors and proximity to key supplies and transport hubs also influence the location of establishments.

The South East

The South East region accounts for 12.9% of industry establishments. The industry densely populated and high levels of residential building construction activity. The second-biggest container port is also based in the region. This helps reduce costs associated with transporting importing inputs. In addition, the region’s proximity to London is another factor for the high concentration of industry establishments.

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Additional Insights for the Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to manage external (outsourcing) contracts
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Demand from commercial building construction in the Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry participants manufacture various types of wooden goods that are mainly used in construction. These include doors, windows and frames, structural carpentry products such as beams and rafters, and prefabricated buildings like mobile homes. The manufacture of kitchen cabinets, bookcases, wardrobes and free-standing wooden partitions is excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
    Builders' joinery and carpentry Doors, frames and thresholdsPrefabricated wooden buildingsWindows and frames
    Industry Activities
    wooden doors, windows, shutters and frameswooden beams, rafters and roof strutsglue-laminated and metal-connected prefabricated wooden roof trusseswooden stairs and railingsmobile homesprefabricated buildings mainly made of woodwood partitions (except free-standing partitions)

    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
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Real household disposable income
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Current Performance
  • A firm foundation
  • Growth limitations
  • Margins constrained
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Slow growth
  • Growth avenues
  • Potential uncertainties
  • Margins unchanged
  • Table: Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Building Material Wholesaling
  • Holiday Accommodation
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling
  • Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing
  • Sawmilling & Wood Planing
  • Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Builders' joinery and carpentry
  • Doors, frames and thresholds
  • Prefabricated wooden buildings
  • Windows and frames
  • Other
  • Chart: Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Housing construction contractors and tradespeople
  • Non-residential building contractors and tradespeople
  • DIY homeowners
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Carpentry & Joinery Product 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
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    James Walker (Leith) Ltd
  • Table: JELD-WEN UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: James Walker (Leith) Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Carpentry & Joinery Product 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 Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Carbon Footprint
  • A carbon footprint is historically defined as the total set of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual or organisation.
  • Foil Door
  • A door manufactured using a wood effect foil pressed onto a timber frame.
  • Shingles
  • Wooden tiles used to cover roofs.
  • Shuttering
  • A temporary frame made of wood or metal used to mould concrete forms such as driveways, paths and stairs.
  • Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride (Upvc)
  • A strong, rigid plastic often used for manufacturing window frames and plumbing pipes.

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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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