Survey work conducted in 2012-13 focused on residential and remodeling. Both builders / contractors / remodelers and homeowners received questionnaires. In the case of builders (924 respondents) questions centered on material use and volumes consumed. Homeowner questionnaires (993 respondents) were designed to capture the rate at which typical projects were completed in (2012) as well as intentions to complete undertake projects in 2013-14. Survey highlights include:
Types of projects completed
Most common projects completed in 2012 include flooring (22.5%) and insulation (14%).
Both types of projects are expected to remain popular in 2013-14.
Increased incidence is expected in cabinets, decking and windows.
#2 and better lumber represents half (50%) of all lumber used in R&R.
Treated lumber is the most used lumber type used (22%). It is followed by SYP, Douglas fir and SPF.
Metropolitan markets with the largest decking installations on average are typically located on the west coast. They include Seattle, Portland and San Francisco. The Detroit area displays decks of a similar average size (800 sq ft).
Treated wood remains the number one decking product used (34%) slightly ahead of composite decking (31%).
Fiber cement is the top siding choice in Top 20 metro (US average) with a 28% market share. Vinyl (14%), cedar (13%), OSB (7%), other lumber (7%) and fiberboard (3%) are also commonly seen in repair and remodeling.
Hardwood flooring (and engineered wood flooring) has a large market share (38% combined) in repair in remodeling.
Results for repair and remodeling combining both datasets will be published in April at http://podium.fpinnovations.ca/en/connexion. Past results on new residential construction are presently available. Data presented in PODIUM is based on original survey work which has historically been a staple of FPInnovations’ research program. This data can be used by industry and associations in combination with other more generic data sources to provide better understanding of specific markets both regionally and by application.
It is expected that PODIUM will become the main display of FPInnovations’ business analysis group expertise offering not only Top 20 data, but also links to presentations given recently and research reports.