Light Gauge Steel Framing Market Research Report - Global Forecast 2027

Light Gauge Steel Framing Market Research Report: Information, by Type (Skeleton Steel Framing, Wall bearing Steel Framing and Long Span Steel Framing), End-Use (Residential, Commercial and Industrial), Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/CO/6640-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 107 pages

 Light Gauge Steel Framing Market Synopsis :


The light gauge steel framing industry is expected to witness 4.8% CAGR over the forecast period.  The base year considered for the study of the market is 2018 and the light gauge steel framing market size considered from the period, 2019 to 2024.

Light gauge steel framing industry has been witnessing moderate growth in the past couple of years, globally. The demand for light gauge steel frames is expected to be driven by factors such as beneficial government initiatives and support for construction activities. Moreover, light gauge steel framing not only ensures easy installation but also reduces the project completion time due to its pre-fabricated structures. A light gauge steel frame system is developed using a cold-formed process, which does not involve the use of heat, enabling the steel manufacturers to produce lightweight and high tensile steel sheets.


There are various benefits associated with light gauge steel framing systems such as design flexibility, ease of installation, easy remodeling, recyclable, inherent strength, lightweight, and shorter construction period compared to other system such as timber or concrete. The light gauge steel frame construction does not shrink, rot, warp, or decompose, making it easy to be installed in areas where there is a possibility of termite attack.


However, the growth of the market might be hindered by the high maintenance costs that are required for ensuring it remains corrosion and fire resistant. A light gauge steel frame will lose its strength in the advent of fire, therefore extensive fireproofing costs are involved in making it fireproof. These factors hamper the growth of the global market.


Regional Analysis


Based on region, the global light gauge steel framing market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world (RoW). In 2018, Asia-Pacific held the largest share in the global light gauge steel framing market, followed by North America and Europe. This can be attributed to the increase in the number of construction projects mainly in developing countries, such as China and India. Growth of the construction industry in the region and government support for developing the infrastructure is expected to raise the demand for light gauge steel framing in Asia-Pacific during the forecast period. Moreover, rising customer awareness regarding the reduction of project completion times is the other reason responsible for the growth of the market in the region.


Key Players



  • Metek Plc. (UK)

  • Hadley Industries PLC (UK)

  • Intelligent Steel Solutions Ltd (UK)

  • Scottsdale Construction Systems Ltd (Australia)

  • Steel Construction Systems (US)

  • CRACO Manufacturing Inc. (US)

  • Steel Frame Solutions (Australia)

  • Steel HQ (Hong Kong)

  • HQ Stainless Steel Sdn Bhd. (Malaysia)

  • ARKITECH ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES (Turkey)

  • Emirates Building System (UAE)

  • Stowell Company Inc. (US)

  • beSteel (Belgium)

  • Genesis Manazil Steel Framing (UAE)


Global Light Gauge Steel Framing Industry: Segmentation


The global light gauge steel framing market has been segmented based on type and end-use. On the basis of type, the global market has been segmented into skeleton steel framing, wall bearing steel framing, and long span steel framing. In 2018, the skeleton steel framing segment held the largest market share in the global light gauge steel framing industries and is expected to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period. A skeleton steel framing is frequently used in commercial buildings as it provides better stability and strength for single and multi-story buildings.


On the basis of end-use, the global market has been segmented into residential, commercial, and industrial. The commercial segment held the largest market share in the light gauge steel framing industry due to the various construction projects in emerging economies. Additionally, there has been an increase in the global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow in the construction industry across the globe. This has led to an increase in construction projects primarily of commercial buildings such as retail stores, warehouses, hotels, medical centers, and garages, which drives the global light gauge steel framing.


The global light gauge steel framing market is fairly competitive with a moderate number of players, across the globe. These players are expected to adopt various strategies to expand their global presence and increase their market shares. Some of the key strategies adopted by the players include developing high-quality products, ensuring cost-effectiveness, and forming strategic partnerships and collaborations with manufacturing companies.


Intended Audience



  • Raw material suppliers

  • End users

  • Product manufacturers

  • Regulatory bodies

  • Market research and consulting firms

  • Associations and industrial bodies



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: Significant Value
  CAGR   4.8% CAGR (2020-2027)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   by Technology, by Application, by Material
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Metek Plc. (UK), Hadley Industries PLC (UK), Intelligent Steel Solutions Ltd (UK), Scottsdale Construction Systems Ltd (Australia), Steel Construction Systems (US), CRACO Manufacturing Inc. (US), Steel Frame Solutions (Australia), Steel HQ (Hong Kong), HQ Stainless Steel Sdn Bhd. (Malaysia), ARKITECH ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES (Turkey), Emirates Building System (UAE), Stowell Company Inc. (US), beSteel (Belgium), Genesis Manazil Steel Framing (UAE),
  Key Market Opportunities

  • Rapid urbanization
  • Unprecedented growth in the construction sector
  • Increase in focus on innovation in green construction materials
  •   Key Market Drivers

  • Lightweight
  • High tensile steel sheets


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    Light gauge steel framing market is projected to grow at a 4.7% CAGR between 2019-2024.

    Light gauge steel framing market is predicted to touch USD 43 billion by 2024.

    The Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the light gauge steel framing market.

    Growing construction industry and ease of installation are key factors driving the light gauge steel framing market.

    Volatile raw material prices may limit the light gauge steel framing market growth.