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Thermal Insulation (Industrial Report) - UK - September 2014

“Retro-fit activity in the building thermal insulation sector collapsed in 2013 as new government schemes failed to boost demand in the residential sector. The Green Deal, the government’s flagship energy efficiency programme launched in January 2013, has had little impact on the market to date. Government cuts to the ECO scheme are also set to result in lower than expected installation numbers of key thermal insulation measures over the next two years; however, more buoyant new construction activity is expected to bolster demand over the coming years. Nonetheless, the outlook for the market now carries greater uncertainties than in previous years, due to changes in government policy and continued low take-up levels of Green Deal finance. Thus, a return to stronger market growth will strongly depend on renewed government support and commitment to the retro-fit sector.”
– Claudia Preedy - Industrial Analyst

This report addresses the following key questions concerning the thermal insulation market:

  • How has the thermal insulation market performed over the last five years?
  • How strongly will the market develop over the next five years?
  • How have government initiatives affected activity in the retro-fit sector?
  • What are the drivers for market growth?
  • How have companies involved in the market faired during the last five years?

The market for thermal insulation incorporates both materials used in the building sector and those used for industrial applications. Both sectors of the market are analysed in this report.

The building thermal insulation sector includes a range of products, such as:

  • Wall insulation, including cavity, internal and external installation
  • Loft insulation
  • Roof insulation
  • Draught proofing
  • Pipe and cylinder lagging
  • Floor insulation

The industrial thermal insulation sector includes products used in process plant applications as well as the heating and ventilation sector.

Insulation materials are either inorganic or organic. Inorganic materials are produced from minerals, while organic materials are derived from oil. These products are available in either rigid or flexible form, utilising air as a natural insulator.

The main rigid in organic thermal insulation materials include:

  • Glass mineral wool slabs and pipe sections
  • Rock mineral wool slabs and pipe sections
  • Calcium silicate
  • Magnesia
  • Cellular glass
  • Microporous silica slabs, mouldings and pipe sections

Rigid organic insulation products are manufactured from a range of materials including:

  • PUR
  • PIR
  • Phenolic foam
  • Expanded polystyrene
  • Extruded polystyrene
  • Rigid cellular plastics

Flexible inorganic insulation materials principally include:

  • Glass mineral wool rolls and mats
  • Rock mineral wool rolls and mats
  • Ceramic fibre rolls and mats

The principal flexible organic materials are manufactured from:

  • Expanded nitrile rubber
  • Polyethylene foam
  • Flexible polyurethane foam

The majority of the market size data is quoted at contractors' prices. Where applicable, market values quoted at contractors’ prices also include value of DIY installations.

 

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

      • The market
        • Figure 1: The UK market for thermal insulation, by sector, 200913
      • Market growth of 27% in real terms projected between 2013 and 2018
        • Figure 2: Forecast UK market for thermal insulation, 2014-18
      • Market factors
        • Figure 3: Construction output in Great Britain, 2009-13
        • Figure 4: Key insulation measures under CERT, 2008-12
      • The industry
        • What we think
        • Introduction

            • Definitions
              • Methodology
                • Abbreviations
                  • Market positioning
                  • UK Economy

                    • Overview
                      • Inflation
                        • Interest rates
                          • House prices
                            • Consumer spending
                              • Manufacturing
                                • Business investment
                                  • Imports
                                    • Exports
                                    • Market Factors

                                      • Key points
                                        • Overview
                                          • Building regulations
                                              • Figure 5: Summary of major energy efficiency programmes since 2000
                                            • Green Deal (GD)
                                              • Warm Front
                                                • Code for Sustainable Homes
                                                • Market Size

                                                  • Key points
                                                    • Market size
                                                      • Figure 6: UK market for thermal insulation, 2009-13
                                                      • Figure 7: UK market for thermal insulation, 2009-13
                                                  • Market Segmentation

                                                      • Overview
                                                        • Figure 8: Segmentation of the UK market for thermal insulation, by sector, 2009-13
                                                    • Building Thermal Insulation

                                                      • Key points
                                                        • Market overview
                                                            • Figure 9: Insulation installation under CERT, 2008-12
                                                            • Figure 10: Key insulation measures under CERT, 2008-12
                                                            • Figure 11: UK market for building thermal insulation, 2009-13
                                                            • Figure 12: UK market for building thermal insulation, by type of insulation, 2009-13
                                                            • Figure 13: UK market for building thermal insulation, by type of insulation, 2009-13
                                                        • Cavity Wall Insulation

                                                              • Figure 14: UK market for cavity wall insulation, 2009-13
                                                              • Figure 15: UK market for cavity wall insulation, 2009-13
                                                          • Loft Insulation

                                                                • Figure 16: UK market for loft insulation, 2009-13
                                                                • Figure 17: UK market for loft insulation, 2009-13
                                                            • Draught Proofing

                                                                  • Figure 18: UK market for draught proofing, 2009-13
                                                              • Roof Insulation

                                                                  • Figure 19: UK market for roof insulation, 2009-13
                                                              • External Wall Insulation

                                                                    • Figure 20: UK market for external wall insulation, 2009-13
                                                                • Internal Wall Insulation

                                                                      • Figure 21: UK market for internal wall insulation, 2009-13
                                                                  • Pipe & Cylinder Lagging

                                                                      • Figure 22: UK market for pipe & cylinder lagging, 2009-13
                                                                  • Floor Insulation

                                                                      • Figure 23: UK market for floor insulation, 2009-13
                                                                  • Industrial Thermal Insulation

                                                                    • Key points
                                                                      • Market overview
                                                                          • Figure 24: UK market for industrial thermal insulation, 2009-13
                                                                          • Figure 25: UK market for industrial thermal insulation, by material, 2013
                                                                          • Figure 26: UK market for industrial thermal insulation, by material, 2013
                                                                          • Figure 27: UK market for industrial thermal insulation, by type, 2013
                                                                          • Figure 28: UK market for industrial thermal insulation, by end use sector, 2013
                                                                      • Regional Analysis

                                                                        • Key points
                                                                          • Figure 29: Cavity wall & loft insulation measures installed under CERT, by region, April 2008-December 2012
                                                                          • Figure 30: Cavity wall & loft insulation measures installed under CERT, by region, April 2008-December 2012
                                                                          • Figure 31: Regional private housing construction output, 2009-13
                                                                          • Figure 32: Regional private commercial construction output, 2009-13
                                                                          • Figure 33: Regional private industrial construction output, 2009-13
                                                                          • Figure 34: Regional housing repair & maintenance output, 2009-13
                                                                          • Figure 35: Regional private non-residential repair & maintenance output, 2009-13
                                                                          • Figure 36: Regional public non-residential repair & maintenance output, 2009-13
                                                                          • Figure 37: Manufacturing businesses in the UK, by region, 2013
                                                                      • Seasonality of Sales

                                                                        • Key points
                                                                          • Seasonality of construction output
                                                                            • Figure 38: Seasonality of private housing output, 2009-13
                                                                            • Figure 39: Seasonality of private commercial construction output, 200913
                                                                            • Figure 40: Seasonality of private industrial construction output, 200913
                                                                            • Figure 41: Seasonality of public non-residential repair & maintenance output, 2009-13
                                                                            • Figure 42: Seasonality of private non-residential repair & maintenance output, 200913
                                                                        • Market Trends

                                                                          • Key points
                                                                            • Building sector trends
                                                                                • Figure 43: Home Ownership in UK, 2008-12 (000 Dwellings and % Owner-occupied)
                                                                                • Figure 44: Residential Property Transactions in the UK, 2009-13 (000 Dwellings)
                                                                                • Figure 45: House Type in Total New Housing Builds in UK, 2009-13 (% of Total)
                                                                              • CERT/CESP/ECO/Green Deal
                                                                                • Figure 46: Number of main insulation measures under supplier obligations, by obligation, 2002-2012 and forecast 2012-2022
                                                                                • Figure 47: Number of insulation measures under CERT, by year 2008-12
                                                                                • Figure 48: Number of insulation measures under CESP, 2009-2012
                                                                                • Figure 49: Insulation measures under CESP, 2009-2012
                                                                                • Figure 50: Number of ECO measures installed, by obligation and month, January 2013-May 2014
                                                                                • Figure 51: Number of insulation ECO measures installed, by obligation, January 2013 to May 2014
                                                                                • Figure 52: Key insulation ECO measures installed, by obligation, January 2013 to May 2014
                                                                                • Figure 53: Number of green deal assessments undertaken and measures installed, by month, January 2013- June 2014
                                                                                • Figure 54: Number and Value of Green Deal Cashback Vouchers, by Month, February 2013 - June 2014
                                                                            • Distribution

                                                                              • Key points
                                                                              • Supply Sources

                                                                                • Key points
                                                                                  • Production
                                                                                    • Overview
                                                                                      • Figure 55: UK production of selected thermal insulation materials, 2009-13
                                                                                    • Segmentation
                                                                                      • Figure 56: Segmentation of the UK production of selected thermal insulation materials, by material, 2013
                                                                                      • Figure 57: Segmentation of the UK production of selected thermal insulation materials, by material, 2009-13
                                                                                    • Imports
                                                                                      • Overview
                                                                                        • Figure 58: UK imports of selected thermal insulation materials, 2009-13
                                                                                      • Segmentation
                                                                                        • Figure 59: Segmentation of UK imports of selected thermal insulation materials, by material, 2009-13
                                                                                      • Exports
                                                                                        • Overview
                                                                                          • Figure 60: UK exports of selected thermal insulation materials, 2009-13
                                                                                        • Segmentation
                                                                                          • Figure 61: Segmentation of UK exports of thermal insulation materials, by material, 2009-13
                                                                                        • Trade surplus/deficit
                                                                                          • Figure 62: UK trade surplus/deficit in thermal insulation materials, by material, 2009-13
                                                                                      • The Consumer – Usage and Future Intentions

                                                                                        • Key points
                                                                                          • Professionally installed loft insulation beats DIY installations
                                                                                            • Figure 63: Type of thermal insulation installed in users’ homes, July 2014
                                                                                            • Figure 64: Measures considered for installing thermal insulation, July 2014
                                                                                        • The Consumer – Installation Motivations and Barriers

                                                                                          • Key points
                                                                                              • Figure 65: Reasons for thermal insulation, July 2014
                                                                                              • Figure 66: Reasons for not having thermal insulation, July 2014
                                                                                          • Industry Structure

                                                                                            • Key points
                                                                                              • Industry development
                                                                                                • Figure 67: Analysis of the changes in the non-metallic mineral products manufacturing industry, 2009-13
                                                                                              • Structure by employment
                                                                                                • Figure 68: Analysis of the employment structure of the non-metallic mineral products manufacturing industry, 2012 and 2013
                                                                                              • Structure by turnover
                                                                                                • Figure 69: Analysis of the financial structure of the non-metallic mineral products manufacturing industry, 2012 and 2013
                                                                                            • Company Profiles

                                                                                              • Cape

                                                                                                    • Figure 70: Financial Analysis of Cape, 2009-13
                                                                                                • Celotex

                                                                                                      • Figure 71: Financial analysis of Celotex, 2009-13
                                                                                                  • Encon Insulation

                                                                                                        • Figure 72: Financial analysis of Encon Insulation, 2009-13
                                                                                                    • Kingspan Insulation

                                                                                                          • Figure 73: Financial analysis of Kingspan Insulation, 2008-12
                                                                                                      • Knauf Insulation

                                                                                                            • Figure 74: Financial analysis of Knauf Insulation, 2008-12
                                                                                                        • Rockwool

                                                                                                            • Figure 75: Financial analysis of Rockwool, 2008-2012
                                                                                                        • Sig

                                                                                                              • Figure 76: Financial analysis of SIG, 2009-13
                                                                                                          • Springvale EPS

                                                                                                              • Figure 77: Financial analysis of Springvale EPS, 2009-13
                                                                                                          • Superglass Insulation

                                                                                                                • Figure 78: Financial analysis of Superglass Insulation, 2009-13
                                                                                                            • Jablite

                                                                                                                  • Figure 79: Financial analysis of Jablite, 2008-12
                                                                                                              • Isover Saint-Gobain

                                                                                                                • Demand Structure

                                                                                                                  • Key points
                                                                                                                    • Building
                                                                                                                      • Figure 80: Analysis of construction output in Great Britain, by type, 200913
                                                                                                                    • Heating and ventilation
                                                                                                                      • Process plant
                                                                                                                          • Figure 81: Process plant investment, 2009-13
                                                                                                                      • Forecast

                                                                                                                        • Key points
                                                                                                                          • Market size
                                                                                                                            • Construction forecast
                                                                                                                                • Figure 82: Forecast construction output in Great Britain, 2014-18
                                                                                                                                • Figure 83: Forecast construction output in Great Britain, 2014-18
                                                                                                                              • Housebuilding Market Forecast
                                                                                                                                • Availability of credit
                                                                                                                                  • Future household development
                                                                                                                                    • Figure 84: Household Projections, United Kingdom, 2014-18 (Thousands of households and average household size)
                                                                                                                                  • Help To Buy Scheme
                                                                                                                                    • Government planning policy
                                                                                                                                      • Stamp duty reform
                                                                                                                                        • Private and public housing forecasts
                                                                                                                                          • Figure 85: Forecast private housing output in Great Britain, 201418 (£ million at 2013 prices)
                                                                                                                                          • Figure 86: Forecast public housing output in Great Britain, 2014-18 (£ million at 2013 prices)
                                                                                                                                        • Thermal insulation market forecast
                                                                                                                                          • Figure 87: Forecast UK market for thermal insulation, 2014-18
                                                                                                                                          • Figure 88: Forecast UK market for thermal insulation, 2014-18
                                                                                                                                        • Market segmentation
                                                                                                                                          • Figure 89: Forecast segmentation of the UK market for thermal insulation, by sector, 2014-18
                                                                                                                                        • Building thermal insulation forecast
                                                                                                                                            • Figure 90: Number of ECO insulation measures installed, by type, January-June 2014 and full year 2013
                                                                                                                                            • Figure 91: Forecast for UK market for building thermal insulation, by type, 2014-18
                                                                                                                                            • Figure 92: Forecast for UK market for building thermal insulation, by type, 2014-18
                                                                                                                                          • Industry
                                                                                                                                          • Appendix – Thermal Insulation

                                                                                                                                              • Figure 93: Most popular types of thermal insulation installed in users homes, by demographics, July 2014
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 94: Next most popular types of thermal insulation installed in users homes, by demographics, July 2014
                                                                                                                                          • Appendix – Reasons for Thermal Insulation

                                                                                                                                              • Figure 95: Most popular reasons for thermal insulation, by demographics, July 2014
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 96: Next most popular reasons for thermal insulation, by demographics, July 2014
                                                                                                                                          • Appendix – Reasons for Thermal Insulation

                                                                                                                                              • Figure 97: Most popular reasons for not having thermal insulation, by demographics, July 2014
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 98: Next most popular reasons for not having thermal insulation, by demographics, July 2014
                                                                                                                                          • Appendix – Consideration of Thermal Insulation Installation

                                                                                                                                              • Figure 99: Most popular types of thermal insulation considered to be installed in users homes, by demographics, July 2014
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 100: Next most popular types of thermal insulation considered to be installed in users homes, by demographics, July 2014
                                                                                                                                          • Further Sources & Contacts

                                                                                                                                              • Trade magazines
                                                                                                                                                • Trade exhibitions

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