Behind the Wall Plumbing

Behind-the-wall plumbing products comprise the pipe and fittings used in water distribution and drain, waste, and vent (DWV) applications, as well as those items used in fire suppression systems, such as valves and fire sprinklers. Growth will be spurred by the expected increase in building construction expenditures, as well as by design trends that call for homes and businesses to have multiple and larger bathrooms with more fittings, which will boost demand for distribution and DWV pipe to carry water to and from supply and sewer mains. However, more rapid demand gains will be checked by continuing consumer demand for low-cost plastic products at the expense of metal products traditionally used in behind-the-wall plumbing.

Pipe lines increase

According to study Behind-the-Wall Plumbing from The Freedonia Group, pipe accounted for the largest share of behind-the-wall plumbing products demand in 2015 and will remain the leading product used in this market going forward. Gains will be supported by rising interest in homes and businesses with more bathrooms. In many cases, bathrooms will be located far from existing pipe networks, necessi-tating pipe runs to connect fixtures to water supply and disposal lines. Increasing demand for such amenities as radiant floor heating, his-and-her vanities, and whirlpool bathtubs will also promote pipe demand, as these features require dedicated plumbing pipe lines.

PEX continues to show ease of use, cost effectiveness

Freedonia forecasts PEX and PVC pipe will see the strongest growth in demand through 2020 because of their low cost and ease of installation. PEX is forecast to experience the most rapid gains of all pipe material types as it continues to supplant copper in water distribution applications. Copper pipe will remain the leading pipe material in value terms due to its high per-foot price. However, copper pipe demand in terms of length will advance modestly in the face of competition from plastic pipe.

Fittings & valves show fastest gains

The increasing length and complexity of pipe networks will boost the use of couplings to connect pipes of varying diameters and tees and elbows to change the direction of pipe runs. Demand for pipe supports will rise as builders add clamps and hangers to PEX pipe installations to ensure consistent flow rates. Valve demand in behind-the-wall plumbing will be supported by the intensive use of valves in fire suppression systems to maintain specific pressure levels and to quickly open supply lines in case of fire.

Study coverage

Behind-the-Wall Plumbing presents historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) and forecasts (2020 and 2025) by product (e.g., pipe, fittings, valves, sprinklers), market (e.g., residential buildings, nonresidential buildings), application (e.g., fire suppression systems, distribution, drain, waste and vent), and region. The study also considers market environment factors, assesses industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles US industry competitors.

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  1. Behind the Wall Plumbing

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $149.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $161.00

      1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,530.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $87.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Trends

        $182.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $238.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Trends

        $264.00

        1. 3.4.1 Consumer Spending

          $100.00

          1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 3.4.2 Consumer Financing

          $145.00

          1. Table | CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2005-2015

      5. 3.5 Building Construction Expenditures

        $1,030.00

        1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 3.5.1 Residential Buildings

          $629.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | NEW HOUSING INDICATORS

          3. Table | HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE

          4. CHART II-1 YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING STOCK, 2015

          5. CHART II-2 NUMBER OF BATHROOMS IN NEW HOUSING UNITS, 2005-2015

          6. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES

        3. 3.5.2 Nonresidential Buildings

          $301.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES

          3. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK

      6. 3.6 Historical Market Overview

        $146.00

        1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS MARKET, 2005-2015

        2. CHART II-3 BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS MARKET, 2006-2015

      7. 3.7 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $482.00

        1. 3.7.1 Plumbing Codes

          $100.00

        2. 3.7.2 Adoption of Fire Suppression Systems

          $104.00

        3. 3.7.3 Water Conservation Measures

          $82.00

        4. 3.7.4 Use of Lead-Free Products

          $82.00

        5. 3.7.5 Radiant Heating Systems

          $100.00

      8. 3.8 Foreign Trade

        $100.00

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $2,913.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Key Drivers of Behind the Wall Plumbing Products Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND

        2. CHART III-1 BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015

      3. 4.3 Pipe

        $1,058.00

        1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        2. 4.3.1 PEX

          $182.00

          1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PEX PIPE DEMAND

          2. CHART III-2 PEX PIPE: ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES

          3. CHART III-3 BTW PLUMBING PEX PIPE MARKET SHARE, 2015

        3. 4.3.2 PVC

          $153.00

          1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PVC PIPE DEMAND

          2. CHART III-4 PVC PIPE: ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES

          3. CHART III-5 BTW PLUMBING PVC PIPE MARKET SHARE, 2015

        4. 4.3.3 Other Plastics

          $173.00

          1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING OTHER PLASTICS PIPE DEMAND

          2. CHART III-6 CHARACTERISTICS OF OTHER PLASTIC PIPE PRODUCT TYPES

        5. 4.3.4 Copper

          $158.00

          1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING COPPER PIPE DEMAND

          2. CHART III-7 COPPER PIPE: ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES

          3. CHART III-8 BTW PLUMBING COPPER PIPE MARKET LEADERS, 2015

        6. 4.3.5 Galvanized Steel

          $156.00

          1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING GALVANIZED STEEL PIPE DEMAND

          2. CHART III-9 GALVANIZED STEEL PIPE: ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES

        7. 4.3.6 Ductile Iron

          $124.00

          1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING DUCTILE IRON PIPE DEMAND

          2. CHART III-10 DUCTILE IRON PIPE: ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES

      4. 4.4 Fittings

        $1,403.00

        1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING FITTINGS DEMAND

        2. CHART III-11 BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING FITTINGS DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015

        3. 4.4.1 Tees

          $203.00

          1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING TEES DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          2. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING TEES DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        4. 4.4.2 Elbows

          $184.00

          1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING ELBOWS DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          2. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING ELBOWS DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        5. 4.4.3 Couplings

          $383.00

          1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING COUPLINGS DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          2. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING COUPLINGS DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        6. 4.4.4 Pipe Supports

          $221.00

          1. CHART III-12 TYPES OF PIPE SUPPORTS

          2. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PIPE SUPPORTS DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          3. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PIPE SUPPORTS DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        7. 4.4.5 All Other Fittings

          $300.00

          1. Table | ALL OTHER BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING FITTINGS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION

          2. Table | ALL OTHER BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING FITTINGS DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      5. 4.5 Valves

        $209.00

        1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING VALVES DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MARKET

        2. 4.5.1 Demand by Application

          $82.00

        3. 4.5.2 Demand by Market

          $82.00

        4. 4.5.3 Suppliers

          $82.00

      6. 4.6 Fire Sprinklers

        $170.00

        1. Table | FIRE SPRINKLERS DEMAND

        2. 4.6.1 Key Trends in Fire Sprinkler Demand

          $82.00

        3. 4.6.2 Suppliers

          $82.00

    5. 5 APPLICATIONS

      $1,181.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $113.00

        1. CHART IV-1 KEY DRIVERS OF BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING DEMAND

        2. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        3. CHART IV-2 BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2015

      2. 5.2 Fire Suppression Systems

        $369.00

        1. 5.2.1 Types of Fire Suppression Systems

          $87.00

          1. Table | FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS PRODUCT DEMAND

        2. 5.2.2 Pipe Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS DEMAND FOR PIPE

          2. CHART IV-3 DRIVERS OF FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM PIPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        3. 5.2.3 Fittings, Valves, & Sprinklers Demand

          $82.00

        4. 5.2.4 Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 5.3 Distribution

        $372.00

        1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING DISTRIBUTION PRODUCTS DEMAND

        2. 5.3.1 Pipe Demand

          $141.00

          1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING DISTRIBUTION PIPE DEMAND

          2. CHART IV-4 DISTRIBUTION PIPE MARKET SHARE COMPARISON: COPPER VS. PEX, 2005-2025

        3. 5.3.2 Fittings & Valves Demand

          $99.00

        4. 5.3.3 Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING DISTRIBUTION PRODUCTS DEMAND BY MARKET

      4. 5.4 DWV

        $327.00

        1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL DWV PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND

        2. 5.4.1 Pipe Demand

          $102.00

          1. CHART IV-5 PIPE USE IN DWV APPLICATIONS: DRIVERS OF DEMAND

          2. Table | BEHIND THE WALL DWV PLUMBING PIPE DEMAND

        3. 5.4.2 Fittings Demand

          $82.00

        4. 5.4.3 Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL DWV PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY MARKET

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $659.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $86.00

        1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART V-1 BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS: KEY DRIVERS OF DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 6.2 Nonresidential Buildings

        $276.00

        1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS DEMAND FOR BTW PLUMBING PRODUCTS

        2. 6.2.1 New

          $120.00

        3. 6.2.2 Improvements & Repairs

          $82.00

      3. 6.3 Residential Buildings

        $296.00

        1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS DEMAND FOR BTW PLUMBING PRODUCTS

        2. 6.3.1 New

          $115.00

        3. 6.3.2 Improvements & Repairs

          $109.00

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,333.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

        $82.00

        1. Table | BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS SALES BY COMPANY, 2015

      3. 7.3 Market Share

        $207.00

        1. CHART VI-1 BEHIND THE WALL PLUMBING PRODUCTS MARKET SHARE, 2015

      4. 7.4 Product Development

        $137.00

      5. 7.5 Competitive Strategies

        $101.00

      6. 7.6 Marketing

        $113.00

      7. 7.7 Distribution

        $133.00

      8. 7.8 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $135.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      9. 7.9 Cooperative Agreements

        $148.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 7.10 Company Profiles

        $5,333.00

        1. 7.10.1 Aalberts Industries NV

          $153.00

        2. 7.10.2 Aliaxis SA

          $210.00

        3. 7.10.3 Aquatherm GmbH

          $127.00

        4. 7.10.4 Atkore International Group Incorporated

          $134.00

        5. 7.10.5 AY McDonald Manufacturing Company

          $118.00

        6. 7.10.6 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $214.00

        7. 7.10.7 Bull Moose Industries

          $100.00

        8. 7.10.8 Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC

          $82.00

        9. 7.10.9 Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Company

          $128.00

        10. 7.10.10 Fischer (Georg) Limited

          $120.00

        11. 7.10.11 Fluidmaster Incorporated

          $113.00

        12. 7.10.12 Geberit International AG

          $156.00

        13. 7.10.13 Genova Products Incorporated

          $176.00

        14. 7.10.14 Global Brass and Copper Holdings Incorporated

          $147.00

        15. 7.10.15 GSA Industries Proprietary Limited

          $217.00

        16. 7.10.16 Halma plc

          $115.00

        17. 7.10.17 JM Eagle Incorporated

          $102.00

        18. 7.10.18 JMC Steel Group Incorporated

          $96.00

        19. 7.10.19 Kohler Company

          $154.00

        20. 7.10.20 Legend Valve & Fitting Incorporated

          $98.00

        21. 7.10.21 LIXIL Group Corporation

          $191.00

        22. 7.10.22 Masco Corporation

          $159.00

        23. 7.10.23 McWane Incorporated

          $181.00

        24. 7.10.24 Morris Group International

          $277.00

        25. 7.10.25 Mueller Industries Incorporated

          $212.00

        26. 7.10.26 National Pipe & Plastics Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 7.10.27 NIBCO Incorporated

          $202.00

        28. 7.10.28 Oatey Company

          $106.00

        29. 7.10.29 REHAU AG & Company

          $102.00

        30. 7.10.30 Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company Incorporated

          $121.00

        31. 7.10.31 Rexnord Corporation

          $182.00

        32. 7.10.32 Rifeng Enterprise Group Company Limited

          $109.00

        33. 7.10.33 Spears Manufacturing Company

          $131.00

        34. 7.10.34 Spectrum Brands Holdings Incorporated

          $115.00

        35. 7.10.35 Symmons Industries Incorporated

          $101.00

        36. 7.10.36 TOTO Limited

          $111.00

        37. 7.10.37 T&S Brass and Bronze Works Incorporated

          $82.00

        38. 7.10.38 Tyco International plc

          $299.00

        39. 7.10.39 Uponor Corporation

          $179.00

        40. 7.10.40 Victaulic Company of America

          $144.00

        41. 7.10.41 Viega GmbH & Company KG

          $121.00

        42. 7.10.42 Westlake Chemical Corporation

          $99.00

        43. 7.10.43 Wieland-Werke AG

          $137.00

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