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Door and Window Fabricators Market Report - UK 2016-2020 Analysis

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Introduction and Overview

The 5th edition of the 'Door and Window Fabricators Market Report - UK 2016-2020 Analysis' incorporates original input and primary research and represents an up-to-date and informed report on the fabrication sector, covering both the residential and non-domestic markets, and reviewing prospects through to 2020.

Key sections covered:

  • Market overview - market value, key trends and influences, market mix by value.
  • Sector review - Residential Windows, Commercial Windows, Residential Entrance Doors, Patio Doors, Conservatories, Curtain Wall, Roof Glazing and Ground Floor Treatments etc.
  • Product sectors - by frame material and application i.e. home improvement, housebuilding, private sector, public sector, private commercial and industrial.
  • Suppliers in the door and window manufacturing/ fabrication industry - retail glazing companies, trade PVC-U systems fabricators, joinery manufacturers, aluminium systems fabricators and specialist manufacturers.
  • Future prospects - market forecast to 2020 and overall glazing industry trends.

Key areas of insight include:

  • Market activity levels over 2014-15 with a review of key market drivers.
  • Material usage trends in key product sectors - market mixes by volume and value.
  • Market trends in the private and public sectors, and new build & RMI.
  • Extensive review of the fabricator market - recent changes in 2014-15, industry restructuring, future changes.
  • Market prospects for 2016-17 and longer term trends up to 2020.

Some of the companies included:

Anglian Home Improvements, Everest, Safestyle UK Plc, ENTU Plc, C R Smith, Epwin Group, Specialist Building Products, Synseal Extrusions, MASCO UK Window Group, A&B Glass Company, Camden Group, CWG Choices, Glazerite Windows, Customade (UK), Emplas Window Systems, Whiteline Group, Sash UK, Swift Frame, Nova Group, Lister Trade Frames, Unique Windows, Pearl Window Systems, Burles Group, Crystal Windows and Doors, Sovereign Group, Ford Windows, Graham Holmes Astraseal, EYG (East Yorkshire Glazing), Scotia Double Glazing, Advanced Group, Dempsey Dyer, Britannia Windows, Total Glass, Jeld-Wen UK, Premdor, Howden Joinery, Howarth Timber Group, Performance Window Group, Benlowe Group, JB Kind, West Port, Glassolutions, Dane Architectural Systems, Charles Henshaw & Sons Ltd, English Architectural Glazing (EAG), Bennett Architectural Aluminium Solutions, Crittall Windows, Federated Windows and Doors, HansenGroup, Anaco Systems, Permasteelisa UK, Schneider GB, Lindner Facades, Mero-Schmidlin (UK), Structal UK, Metallbau Früh UK, GIG Facades, Seele UK, Waagner Biro, Felix, Yuanda UK, Focchi Ltd, Distinction Doors, Britdoors Group, Door Stop International, Solidor, Hurst Plastics, Hallmark Panels, Rockdoor, Masterdor, Vista Panels, New World Developments, Birtley Group, GBW Panels, Brett Martin, Hambleside Danelaw, Xtralite (Rooflights), Ubbink (UK), Duplus Architectural Systems, Assa Abloy Entrance Systems, Dorma UK, Boon Edam UK, High Performance Door Solutions, Record UK, Gilgen Door Systems UK, Geze UK.

Window & Door Fabrication Market

  • Overall door and window fabricators market - size and market mix by value, key general trends and underlying market drivers from 2010-15 and forecasts of future trends to 2020.
  • Analysis of residential windows sector by volume and value 2010-2020. Focus on both newbuild and replacement markets, analysis by frame material and end-user sector. Review of key market drivers and future prospects.
  • Analysis of commercial windows sector by value 2010-2020. Key market drivers. Mix by frame material.
  • Analysis of residential entrance doors sector by volume and value 2010-2020 - focus on both newbuild and replacement markets with each segmented by frame material and end-user sector. Details of key market drivers and future prospects.
  • Analysis of patio door sector by volume and value 2010-2017. Focus on both newbuild and replacement markets with each segmented by frame material and end-user sector - growth of bifold doors. Details of key market drivers and future prospects.
  • Analysis of conservatory sector by volume and value 2007-2020. Segmentation by frame material. Details of key market drivers and future prospects.
  • Analysis of curtain wall sector by value 2010-2020. Key market drivers. Mix by frame material.
  • Analysis of roof glazing and ground floor treatment sectors by value 2010-2020. Key market drivers.

Supply and Distribution

  • Analysis of door and window fabrication sectors - retail glazing companies, PVC-U systems fabricators, aluminium systems fabricators, steel framed glazing manufacturers, timber window manufacturers and specialist suppliers, (e.g. bespoke contractors and composite door manufacturers). Changes in supply structure in 2015-16.
  • Review of retail glazing sector -market shares for leading companies. Changes in market structure.
  • Review of PVC-U fabricator sector split between trade fabricators and fabricator/installers. Turnover and volume output estimates for leading companies. Changes in structure -activity and performance summaries for leading companies.
  • Review of aluminium systems fabrication sector. Activity and performance summaries for leading companies.
  • Review of activities and performance of other leading manufacturers from other sectors including bespoke specialists, joinery, steel windows, rooflights and composite doors etc.

Future Prospects

  • Market prospects in 2016-17 - key drivers in door & window fabricators market and longer term prospects up to 2020. Key growth sectors.
  • Overall trends in glazing industry - materials, sectors etc.
  • Impact of changes on market structure.

Report Summary

The window and door fabrication market has turned from steady decline over several years to growth since 2013, and was estimated to have grown by 3% in 2015, with prospects of further growth now over the next 5 years. Key defining factors in this market in 2015-16 are; market maturity (in particular for the domestic replacement market), fragmentation, competition, cost-management, building legislation, 'green' building, tough market conditions and diversification. The development of the economy is also a key factor to the glazing sector, impacting on consumer confidence, housebuilding, public spending and commercial construction output.

There is significant over-capacity in the industry resulting in an intensely competitive market, especially in the PVCu sector - prices and margins remain under pressure as companies compete for business. Fabricators have responded by broadening their range offering roofline, extensions and wider door and window ranges. The supply structure remains very fragmented, comprising a mix of vertically integrated retail glazing companies, PVCu trade fabricators and fabricator/installers, aluminium systems fabricator/installers, bespoke glazing contractors, composite door manufacturers, commercial glazing specialists, roof light manufacturers, steel window manufacturers and major joinery companies etc.

Closures and acquisitions/mergers continue to be a feature of the market in 2015-16, but in lower numbers than experienced during the recession and noted in the last edition of this report. In particular, there has been further rationalisation among national retail companies; a sector where change has often been a feature, and where corporate ownership is a key focus for change latterly. The aluminium sector has experienced a period of consolidation, but remains the largest supplier of windows and doors to the commercial sector. It has lost its position as a major supplier of domestic windows and doors as the market is mostly now PVCu.

In 2016, the prospects for this industry in the immediate term remain relatively good -although a volatile economy in early 2016 casts some uncertainty over short term prospects. However, the UK is performing relatively well and a steady improvement in the glazing market in the medium term is anticipated. The UK market for residential windows is very competitive and is likely to remain so, though within the next few years we expect capacity and demand to become more balanced as demand from the housebuilding sector continues to expand, resulting in less pressure on supplier prices and profitability. Ultimately, the industry is mature and, in the longer term, heavily dependent on replacement demand in the residential sector, supported by new build activity in key non-residential markets.


List of Report Contents

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 7
  3. 1.1 BACKGROUND 7
  4. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7
  5. 2. SUMMARY & FUTURE PROSPECTS 9
  6. 2.1 SUMMARY 9
  7. 2.2 FUTURE PROSPECTS 10
  8. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 12
  9. 3.1 GDP 12
  10. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 13
  11. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 14
  12. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 14
  13. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 15
  14. 3.6 STERLING 16
  15. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 16
  16. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 17
  17. 4. THE MARKET 18
  18. 4.1 MARKET DEFINITION 18
  19. 4.2 OVERALL MARKET SIZE 19
  20. 4.3 KEY END USER MARKETS 20
  21. 4.3.1 Replacement Domestic Door and Window Market 20
  22. 4.3.2 New Housebuilding Sector 22
  23. 4.3.3 Social Housing Sector 22
  24. 4.4 OVERALL CONSTRUCTION MARKET 22
  25. 4.5 HOUSEBUILDING MARKET 23
  26. 4.6 THE UK SOCIAL HOUSING MARKET 25
  27. 4.6.1 Key Associations and Market Shares in the UK 28
  28. 4.6.2 Government Housing Spending Plans 30
  29. 4.7 THE HOUSE MOVING MARKET 31
  30. 4.8 TRADE ASSOCIATIONS, STANDARDS AND LEGISLATIVE INFLUENCES 32
  31. 4.8.1 Trade Associations 32
  32. 4.8.2 Standards and Legislation 33
  33. 4.9 ENVIRONMENTAL TRENDS 34
  34. 4.10 RAW MATERIALS AND OVERHEAD PRICE TRENDS 35
  35. 4.11 DEVELOPMENT OF KEY MATERIALS 35
  36. 4.11.1 Higher Specification Trends 35
  37. 4.11.2 Materials 36
  38. 5. PRODUCT MIX 39
  39. 5.1 MARKET SEGMENTATION 39
  40. 5.2 RESIDENTIAL WINDOWS 41
  41. 5.2.1 Overall UK Market for Residential Windows 41
  42. 5.2.2 Replacement Market for Residential Windows 44
  43. 5.2.3 Distribution by Sector 44
  44. 5.2.4 Newbuild Market for Residential Windows 47
  45. 5.3 COMMERCIAL WINDOWS 48
  46. 5.4 RESIDENTIAL ENTRANCE DOORS 50
  47. 5.4.1 Overall Market for Residential Entrance Doors 50
  48. 5.4.2 Replacement Market for Residential Entrance Doors 51
  49. 5.4.3 Newbuild Market for Residential Entrance Doors 53
  50. 5.5 CURTAIN WALL 54
  51. 5.6 PATIO DOORS 55
  52. 5.6.1 Overall Market for Patio Doors 55
  53. 5.6.2 Patio Door Market Volumes 57
  54. 5.6.3 Patio Door Frame Materials 58
  55. 5.7 CONSERVATORIES 59
  56. 5.8 GROUND FLOOR TREATMENTS / ENTRANCE SYSTEMS 62
  57. 5.9 ROOF GLAZING 63
  58. 6. SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION 65
  59. 6.1 RETAIL GLAZING COMPANIES 65
  60. 6.2 PVCU SYSTEMS FABRICATORS 68
  61. 6.2.1 Leading PVCu Systems Fabricators 68
  62. 6.3 JOINERY MANUFACTURERS 73
  63. 6.4 ALUMINIUM SYSTEMS FABRICATORS 74
  64. 6.5 STEEL WINDOWS MANUFACTURERS 76
  65. 6.6 SPECIALISTS 76
  66. 6.6.1 Bespoke Façade and Roof Glazing Companies 77
  67. 6.6.2 Composite Door Manufacturers 79
  68. 6.6.3 Rooflight Manufacturers 81
  69. 6.6.4 Glazed Commercial Entrance Door Systems Suppliers 81
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. TABLE 1 THE UK DOOR & WINDOW FABRICATORS MARKET 2010-2020 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 9
  3. TABLE 2 GDP DATA - 2012-2015 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 12
  4. CHART 3 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2020 13
  5. CHART 4 PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2020 15
  6. TABLE 5 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2011-2017 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 16
  7. TABLE 6 UK DOOR & WINDOW FABRICATORS MARKET £M AT TRADE PRICES 2010-2020 19
  8. CHART 7 THE UK DOOR & WINDOW FABRICATORS MARKET SHARE BY PRODUCT GROUP 2010 TO 2015 - BY VALUE (£M AT TRADE PRICES) 20
  9. TABLE 8 CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT GREAT BRITAIN 2009 TO 2014 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 23
  10. CHART 9 NEW HOUSING STARTS AND COMPLETIONS (GREAT BRITAIN) 2010-2020 - BY VOLUME (DWELLINGS) 24
  11. CHART 10 ENGLAND HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS MIX (HOUSES AND FLATS) 2009 TO 2015 - % BY VOLUME 25
  12. TABLE 11 ENGLAND DWELLING STOCK BY TENURE ('000S) 2009 - 2014 26
  13. CHART 12 HOUSING STOCK BY COUNTRY AND TENURE FINANCIAL YEAR 2013-14 - (% OF DWELLINGS) 27
  14. TABLE 13 TOP 10 PPR/HA GROUPS IN ENGLAND BY TOTAL STOCK OWNED 2015 - UNITS MANAGED AND MARKET SHARE 28
  15. TABLE 14 TOP 10 HA GROUPS IN SCOTLAND BY TOTAL STOCK OWNED 2015 - UNITS MANAGED AND MARKET SHARE 29
  16. CHART 15 MOVING ANNUAL TOTAL SECURED GROSS LENDING TO INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS 2008 TO 2015 - MAT £MILLION 31
  17. CHART 16 UK FABRICATORS MARKET BY PRODUCT SECTOR AT TRADE PRICES 2015 39
  18. TABLE 17 UK MARKET FOR RESIDENTIAL WINDOWS 2010 TO 2020 AT TRADE PRICES - BY VOLUME (000 UNITS) AND VALUE (£M) 41
  19. CHART 18 HOUSEHOLD PENETRATION LEVEL OF ANY TYPE OF DOUBLE-GLAZING 1991 - 2015 43
  20. CHART 19 UK MARKET FOR RESIDENTIAL WINDOWS BY VOLUME BY SECTOR - 2015 43
  21. CHART 20 VALUE OF REPLACEMENT WINDOWS BY SECTOR (DIRECT SELL, LA/HA, INDIRECT PRIVATE) 2015 - % BY VALUE 45
  22. CHART 21 REPLACEMENT MARKET FOR WINDOWS MIX BY FRAME MATERIAL (TIMBER, ALUMINIUM, PVCU, OTHER) 1986 TO 2015 - % BY VALUE 46
  23. TABLE 22 UK MARKET FOR COMMERCIAL WINDOWS 2010 TO 2020 - BY VALUE (£M AT TRADE PRICES) 48
  24. CHART 23 UK MARKET FOR COMMERCIAL WINDOWS BY FRAME MATERIAL 2015 - BY INSTALLED VALUE 49
  25. TABLE 24 UK MARKET FOR RESIDENTIAL ENTRANCE DOORS 2010 TO 2020 - BY VOLUME (000 UNITS) AND VALUE (£M) 50
  26. CHART 25 UK MARKET FOR RESIDENTIAL ENTRANCE DOORS BY APPLICATION 2015 - % BY VOLUME 51
  27. CHART 26 REPLACEMENT RESIDENTIAL DOORS MIX BY FRAME MATERIAL 1992 TO 2015 - % BY VALUE 52
  28. CHART 27 NEW HOUSING ENTRANCE DOOR FRAME MATERIALS 1995 TO 2015 % BY VOLUME 53
  29. TABLE 28 THE UK FABRICATORS MARKET FOR CURTAIN WALL 2010 TO 2020 BY VALUE AT TRADE PRICES (£M MSP EQUIVALENT) 55
  30. TABLE 29 UK MARKET FOR PATIO DOORS BY VOLUME AND VALUE AT TRADE PRICES - 2010-2020 56
  31. CHART 30 UK MARKET FOR PATIO DOORS BY APPLICATION 2015 - % BY VOLUME 57
  32. TABLE 31 PATIO DOORS MARKET END-USE APPLICATION (HOME IMPROVEMENT, NEW HOUSEBUILDING) 2010-2020 - BY VOLUME (000'S) 58
  33. CHART 32 MIX OF REPLACEMENT PATIO DOORS BY FRAME MATERIAL 1992 TO 2015 - % BY VALUE 59
  34. TABLE 33 UK CONSERVATORY MARKET 2010 TO 2020 - BY VOLUME (000 UNITS) AND VALUE (£M MSP) 60
  35. CHART 34 UK CONSERVATORIES MARKET MIX BY FRAME MATERIAL 2015 - % BY VOLUME 61
  36. TABLE 35 THE UK MARKET FOR GROUND FLOOR TREATMENTS 2010 TO 2020 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 62
  37. TABLE 36 UK MARKET FOR ROOF GLAZING BY MATERIAL VALUE AT TRADE PRICES - 2010-2020 63
  38. CHART 37 UK REPLACEMENT DOOR & WINDOW RETAIL SHARES BY VALUE 2015 66
  39. TABLE 38 LEADING TRADE FABRICATORS - BY TURNOVER (£M) 69

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