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UK Residential Windows and Doors market report

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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Residential Windows and Doors market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.

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Key Questions Covered

  • How is the market developing?
  • What impact is Brexit and economic uncertainty having on the market?
  • How are the major companies changing their approach to the market?
  • What changes in material use are being seen?
  • What factors are affecting demand?

Covered in this Report

The report covers the UK market for double and secondary glazing. Triple glazing is also included although this remains a small sector of the market. Double glazing normally involves the removal and replacement of existing windows and frames, while secondary glazing can usually be fitted to existing frames. Because of the nature of supply it is not possible to eliminate installation charges. Sales to the building trade and sales to the commercial, industrial public non-residential sectors are excluded.

There are a variety of materials used in the construction of window and door frames. The traditional timber still dominates the new installation market, and the use of steel window frames is largely out of fashion, though is more widely used outside of the residential sector. PVCu is widely used in the retrofit double glazing sector and aluminium has also retained a significant role in this sector of the market. In the latter case again much of the total market is accounted for by commercial applications, especially retail properties.

The report looks at the direct sell and the builders/contract sector. Direct sell sector includes all companies who offer windows and (other products) directly to the public on a sell and install basis, these include door to door, retailers, garden centres, showrooms. These companies have traditionally known as ‘double glazing’ or replacement windows’ companies. The windows and doors are normally for replacement although some first time installation are also carried out. The selling tends to be on a local basis, or as the name suggests door to door or through a local showroom.

The builders/contract sector incorporates all windows and doors installed in private and public housing sector dwellings as part of home improvement schemes other than those installed by direct sell companies, such as the new build market. This sector also incorporates companies that custom build their products for their clients.

All prices are quoted at 2016 prices unless otherwise stated, and the forecasts are based on 2016 prices, therefore reflecting real growth. Production is quoted at manufacturers' selling prices, imports at CIF and exports at FOB. Market prices are quoted at installation cost and comprise installed, framed and glazed prices.

Market Segmentation

There are a number of ways of segmenting the market, and the trends have been very different in many of the sectors. The segmentation used in this report concerns product type (doors, windows and conservatories) and the direct sell sector and contract sector (new house build and repairs, maintenance and improvement by builders rather than direct sell specialists).

Company Profiles

  • Anglian Windows
  • Crittall Windows
  • Deceuninck
  • Epwin Group
  • Premdor Crosby
  • Rehau
  • Smart Systems
  • Safestyle UK
  • VEKA
  • Jeld-Wen UK

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

Written by Teryy Leggett, a leading analyst in the B2B sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

There are now strong signs that the important replacement market, initially promoted on the basis of the superior thermal properties of double glazing, has reached saturation point. The direct sell sector is struggling to keep pace with overall repair, maintenance and improvement expenditure with second-time replacement of products sold 30 years ago (with an expected product life cycle of 20 years) proving more difficult. At the same time demand from new construction is growing. Teryy Leggett
Senior B2B Analyst

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

      • The market
        • Figure 1: UK residential market for doors, door frames, windows, window frames and conservatories, 2013-17 actual and 2018-2022 forecast (£ million)
        • Figure 2: UK residential market for doors, door frames, windows, window frames and conservatories, by marketing channel, 2013-17 actual and 2018-2022 forecast (£ million)
        • Figure 3: Product segmentation for UK domestic market for doors, door frames, windows, window frames and conservatories, 2017 (£ million)
        • Figure 4: PVCu market penetration for residential market for windows and window frames, by sector, 2017 (% by value)
        • Figure 5: PVCu market penetration for residential doors and door frames, 2017 (% by value)
      • Market factors
        • Figure 6: UK housing new build market, 2013-17 actual and 2018-2022 forecast (£ billion)
        • Figure 7: UK housing repair and maintenance expenditure, 2013-17 actual and 2018-2022 forecast (£ billion)
      • Companies
        • Figure 8: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the PVCu door and window frame and other plastic building products industry, 2013-17 (number of factories)
      • What we think
      • Key Insights

          • Has the replacement market now reached saturation point?
            • How have direct sell promotion methods changed?
              • Are there changes in material usage?
              • Introduction

                  • Methodology
                    • Abbreviations
                      • Market Positioning
                      • UK Economy

                        • UK Economy
                          • Overview
                            • Figure 9: Forecast GDP development 2017-22 (% growth)
                            • Figure 10: UK GDP quarterly development, 2004-18 (Index 2015 = 100)
                          • Inflation
                            • House prices
                              • Figure 11: UK House price changes, 2007-2018 (12 month % change)
                            • Interest rates
                              • Consumer spending
                                • Manufacturing
                                  • Figure 12: UK manufacturing, 2014-18 (Index, 2015 = 100)
                                • Business investment
                                  • Figure 13: UK GFCF 2003-18 (£ million)
                                • Imports
                                  • Exports
                                  • Market Factors

                                    • Market Factors
                                      • Number of households
                                        • Figure 14: UK households, 1991-2017 (thousand households)
                                        • Figure 15: Composition of UK households, 2017 (thousand households)
                                      • Home ownership
                                        • Figure 16: UK home ownership trends, 2006-17 (%)
                                      • House prices
                                        • Figure 17: UK House price changes, 2007-2018 (12 month % change)
                                      • Housing transactions
                                        • Figure 18: Residential property transactions in the UK, by country, 2013-17 (000 dwellings)
                                      • House condition/type
                                        • Figure 19: Housing stock distribution in England, by age, 2015 (%)
                                        • Figure 20: Housing stock analysis for England, by type, 2015 (000 and %)
                                        • Figure 21: Housing stock distribution in Scotland, by age, 2016 (%)
                                        • Figure 22: Housing stock analysis for Scotland, by type, 2016 (%)
                                        • Figure 23: Housing stock distribution in Northern Ireland, by age, 2016 (%)
                                    • Market Size and Trends

                                      • Key analysis
                                        • Market Size
                                          • Figure 24: The UK domestic market for doors, door frames, windows, window frames and conservatories, 2013-17 (£ million at msp and installed value for replacements)
                                        • Market Trends
                                        • Market Segmentation

                                          • Key analysis
                                            • Market segmentation
                                              • Product segmentation
                                                • Figure 25: Product segmentation of the UK domestic market for doors, door frames, windows, french windows, window frames and conservatories, 2013-17 (£ million at msp and installed value for replacements)
                                                • Figure 26: Product segmentation of the UK domestic market for doors, door frames, windows, window frames and conservatories, by sector type, 2013-17 (£ million at msp and installed value for replacements)
                                              • Direct Sell Market
                                                  • Figure 27: UK direct sell sector, by product segmentation, 2013-17 (£ million)
                                                  • Figure 28: UK direct sell sector of windows and doors, by material, 2013-17 (£ million)
                                                • Builders/Contract Market
                                                  • Figure 29: Product segmentation of the UK builders/contract sector, 2013-17 (£ million)
                                                  • Figure 30: UK builders/contract sector of windows and doors, by material, 2013-17 (£ million)
                                                • Seasonality of sales
                                                  • Figure 31: Seasonality of public housing output, 2013-17 (% of total)
                                                  • Figure 32: Seasonality of private housing output, 2013-17 (% of total)
                                                  • Figure 33: Seasonality of public housing repair & maintenance output, 2013-17 (% of total)
                                                  • Figure 34: Seasonality of private housing repair & maintenance output, 2013-17 (% of total)
                                                • Regional sales
                                                  • Figure 35: Regional public housing construction output, 2013-17 (% of total)
                                                  • Figure 36: Regional private housing construction output, 2013-17 (% of total)
                                                  • Figure 37: Regional housing repair & maintenance output, 2013-17 (% of total)
                                              • Industry Structure

                                                • Chapter Summary
                                                  • Industry Development
                                                    • Figure 38: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the metal door and window frame industry, 2013-17 (number of factories and businesses)
                                                    • Figure 39: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the PVCu door and window frame and other plastic building products industry, 2013-17 (number of factories and businesses)
                                                    • Figure 40: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the timber door and window frame and other carpentry and joinery products industry, 2013-17 (number of factories and businesses)
                                                  • Structure by Employment
                                                    • Figure 41: Analysis of the employment structure of the metal door and window frame industry, 2016-17 (number of factories and employment level)
                                                    • Figure 42: Analysis of the employment structure of the PVCu door and window frame and other plastic building products industry, 2016-17 (number of factories and employment level)
                                                    • Figure 43: Analysis of the employment structure of the timber door and window frame and other builders’ carpentry and joinery building products industry, 2016-17 (number of factories and employment level)
                                                  • Structure by Turnover
                                                    • Figure 44: Analysis of the financial structure of the metal door and window frame industry, 2016-17 (£ 000 and number of companies)
                                                    • Figure 45: Analysis of the financial structure of the PVCu door and window frame and other plastic building products industry, 2016-17 (£ 000 and number of companies)
                                                    • Figure 46: Analysis of the financial structure of the timber door and window frame industry and other builders’ carpentry and joinery products industry, 2016-17 (£ 000 and number of companies)
                                                • Company Profiles

                                                  • Anglian Windows

                                                    • Anglian Windows
                                                      • Figure 47: Financial analysis of Anglian Windows, 2013-17 (£ 000)
                                                    • Company strategy
                                                    • Crittall Windows

                                                      • Crittall Windows
                                                        • Figure 48: Financial analysis of Crittall Windows, 2012-17 (£ 000)
                                                      • Company strategy
                                                      • Deceuninck

                                                        • Deceuninck
                                                          • Figure 49: Financial analysis of Deceuninck, 2012-16 (£ 000)
                                                        • Company strategy
                                                        • Epwin Group

                                                          • Epwin Group
                                                              • Figure 50: Financial analysis of Epwin Group, 2013-17 (£ million)
                                                            • Company strategy
                                                            • Premdor Crosby

                                                              • Premdor Crosby
                                                                • Figure 51: Financial analysis of Premdor Crosby, 2012-17 (£ 000)
                                                              • Company strategy
                                                              • Rehau

                                                                • Rehau
                                                                  • Figure 52: Financial analysis of Rehau, 2012-16 (£ 000)
                                                                • Company strategy
                                                                • Smart Systems

                                                                  • Smart Systems
                                                                      • Figure 53: Financial analysis of Smart Systems, 2012-16 (£ 000)
                                                                    • Company strategy
                                                                    • Safestyle UK

                                                                      • Safestyle UK
                                                                        • Figure 54: Financial analysis of the Safestyle, 2013-17 (£ 000)
                                                                      • Company strategy
                                                                      • VEKA

                                                                        • VEKA
                                                                            • Figure 55: Financial Analysis of VEKA, 2013-17 (£ 000)
                                                                          • Company strategy
                                                                          • Jeld-Wen UK

                                                                            • Jeld-Wen UK
                                                                              • Figure 56: Financial analysis of Jeld-Wen UK, 2012-16 (£ 000)
                                                                            • Company strategy
                                                                            • Demand Structure

                                                                              • Chapter Summary
                                                                                • The Market to 2017
                                                                                  • Figure 57: Construction output in Great Britain, by Type, 201317 (£ million)
                                                                                • Private housing, new construction
                                                                                  • Figure 58: Analysis of private housing construction output in Great Britain, 2013-17 (£ million)
                                                                                  • Figure 59: Private new housing starts and completions in England, 2012-17 (units)
                                                                                  • Figure 60: UK private sector housing completions, by sector, 1978-2017 (units)
                                                                                • Public housing, new construction
                                                                                  • Figure 61: Analysis of new public housing construction output in Great Britain, 2013-17 (£ million)
                                                                                  • Figure 62: Public housing starts and completions in England, 2012-17 (units)
                                                                                  • Figure 63: UK public sector housing completions, by sector, 1978-2017 (units)
                                                                                • Private housing repair & maintenance
                                                                                    • Figure 64: Analysis of repair & maintenance output in the private housing sector in Great Britain, 201317 (£ million)
                                                                                  • Public housing repair & maintenance
                                                                                    • Figure 65: Analysis of repair & maintenance output in the public housing sector in Great Britain, 201317 (£ million)
                                                                                  • The Market 2018-2022
                                                                                    • Housing new construction
                                                                                      • Figure 66: Forecast private housing output in Great Britain, 201822 (£ million at 2018 prices)
                                                                                      • Figure 67: Forecast public housing output in Great Britain, 2018-22 (£ million at 2018 prices)
                                                                                    • Public housing repair & maintenance
                                                                                      • Figure 68: Forecast repair & maintenance output in the public housing sector in Great Britain, 201822 (£ million at 2018 prices)
                                                                                    • Private housing repair & maintenance
                                                                                      • Figure 69: Forecast repair & maintenance output in the private housing sector in Great Britain, 201822 (£ million at 2018 prices)
                                                                                  • Forecast

                                                                                    • Key analysis
                                                                                      • The market
                                                                                        • Figure 70: Forecast development of the UK market for window frames, windows, door frames, doors and conservatories, 2018-22 (£ million at 2018 prices)
                                                                                        • Figure 71: Forecast product segmentation of the UK market for doors, door frames, windows, window frames and conservatories, 201822 (£ million at 2018 prices)
                                                                                        • Figure 72: Forecast product segmentation of the UK domestic market for doors, door frames, windows, window frames and conservatories, by sector type 2018-22 (£ million at 2018 prices)
                                                                                      • Industry
                                                                                      • Further Sources and Contacts

                                                                                        • Trade Associations
                                                                                          • Trade Magazines
                                                                                            • Trade Exhibitions