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.
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).
- Anglian Windows
- Crittall Windows
- Epwin Group
- Premdor Crosby
- Smart Systems
- Safestyle UK
- 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.
Senior B2B Analyst
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