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Non-Domestic Building Thermal Insulation Market Report - UK 2012-2016 Analysis

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Introduction and Overview

AMA Research are pleased to announce the publication of the 1st Edition of their report "Non-Domestic Building Thermal Insulation Market Report - UK 2012-2016 Analysis". Incorporating original input and primary research, this report focuses on the non-domestic sector, reviewing products and systems used for the thermal insulation of industrial, commercial and public sector non-domestic buildings. Insulation products and systems covered include: metal composite panels, modular buildings, flat roofing systems, precast insulated concrete panels, insulated render systems etc.

Key areas covered:

  • Assessment of insulation material market - Size, mix, key market drivers and trends.
  • Forecasts of market development to 2016 - Size by area installed, recent trends and key market influences, forecasts and future trends.
  • Analysis by application -mix by types of building elements and insulation material used e.g. flat roofs, pitched roofs, metal envelopes, rainscreens etc.
  • Analysis by end use sectors - key end users market mix.

Areas of particular interest:

  • Insulation materials market size - PUR/ PIR, Phenolic Foam, Stone Wool, Glass Wool, EPS, XPS etc.
  • Market mix by building elements by area installed e.g. metal clad walls, flat roofs, curtain walls, pitched roofs etc.
  • Key end use sectors for main types of thermal insulation systems specified e.g. composite panels on warehousing and business park offices.
  • Identification of potential growth markets e.g. waste management / energy-from waste infrastructure.
  • Review of key suppliers of insulation products and composite products.
  • Market forecasts for 2012-13 - and medium term prospects up to 2016.
  • Detailed market data and insight on the non-domestic building thermal insulation market by AMA Research, a leading UK provider of construction market intelligence.

Companies profiled include:

A. Steadman & Son, Alumasc Facades, Armacell UK, CCF, Celotex, Dow Building Solutions, Ecotherm Insulation UK, Encon Insulation, Eurobond Laminates, FGF, Jablite, Kilwaughter Chemical Company, Kingspan Insulation, Knauf Insulation, Minster Insulation, Parex, Permarock Products, Promat UK, Recticel Insulation Products, Rockwool UK, Saint Gobain Isover, Saint-Gobain Weber, SIG, Springvale EPS, Sto, Superglass Insulation, Tata Steel Panels and Profiles, Techrete (UK), URSA UK, Vita Cellular Foams, Wetherby Building Systems, Xtratherm.

Market Overview

  • Market size - key characteristics of the market, analysis by area installed 2005-2011 and forecasts to 2016.
  • Key market trends and underpinning factors e.g. changes to Part L, initiatives, trends in new work output and new orders for non-domestic works.
  • Forecasts of construction output 2012-2016 by key sector -Education, Healthcare, Offices, Retail, Infrastructure, Leisure/Entertainment etc.
  • Forecast of expected market development by area installed 2012 - 2016. Positive and negative factors affecting market growth e.g. new orders, The Green Deal.

Insulation Materials Used and Building Elements

  • Summary review of the types of materials mostly used for non-domestic thermal insulation e.g. PUR/PIR foam & boards, Phenolic foam & boards, XPS, EPS, Glass Wool, Stone Wool etc - market size by material, trends, key issues etc.
  • Detailed analysis of applications for insulation in terms of building elements.
  • Market mix by element type by area installed e.g. flat roofs, composite metal clad building envelope systems, built-up metal wall and roof systems, standing seam roofs, tiled roofing, masonry cavity walls, curtain walls & rainscreens, modular building systems, insulated external wall/render systems, timber frame/timber cladding systems etc - market size / key insulation materials used by sector.
  • Analysis of main types of thermal insulation systems with key focus on composite metal panels, built-up twin skin roof and panel systems, flat roofing, pitched/warm roofs and modular buildings. Assessment of types of insulation materials used in each e.g. PIR foam with composite panels, XPS with inverted flat roofs, mineral wool with standing seam roofs.
  • Where possible, identification of trends by area installed and key market drivers and end-user market mixes e.g. metal composite panels industrial vs commercial.

End Use Applications

  • Overview of end-use sectors e.g. broad market share mix - commercial newbuild, commercial refurbishment, industrial newbuild & industrial refurbishment.
  • Flat Roof market by application. Insulation market by material share.
  • Review of key individual sectors with a focus on commercial buildings, schools, hospitals.

Manufacturers and Distributors

  • Identification of key insulation material manufacturers and manufactures of insulated/composite panels - turnover, review of recent performance, market share estimates.
  • Overview of distribution structure for insulation in the non-domestic sector.

Report Summary

Demand for thermal insulation products and systems across the non-domestic buildings market is largely driven by newbuild activity, with upgrading of insulation on refurbishment works generally much less of a driver, particularly in the commercial sector. Accordingly, it is estimated that there has been a marked decline in installations since the onset of the recession. To some extent, relative buoyant conditions in the education and healthcare sectors sustained demand into 2011, with the budget cuts yet to have an impact. However, in 2012 and into 2013, it is anticipated that cuts to public sector construction budgets will have a much greater impact, exacerbated by the failure of the government's expected recovery in the private sector.

In 2013, revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations will be introduced. At the time of this report's publication the final details had not been confirmed. However, the assumption is that more exacting U-value targets will compel landlords and /or tenants to take additional measures to improve thermal performance of their buildings. This could include upgrading of insulation on re-roofing and re-cladding projects, although other low-cost options will be available.

The Green Deal for businesses is to be introduced after the Green Deal for households, having been put back from October 2011 to late January 2013. Because of the complex issues concerning non-domestic buildings - e.g. multi-occupancy, responsibilities for energy performance etc - it is difficult at the current time to envisage how this will impact on demand for insulation.

During 2014, it is possible that the decline will bottom out, should many waste management infrastructure and energy-from-waste developments - in particular 'mass burn' incinerators - come to fruition. The continuing shortage of Grade A office space in Central London and other key regional markets should also provide some growth stimulus.

The market for non-domestic thermal insulation differs markedly from the household sector in several ways; most of it is installed at the shell and core stage of construction, with retrofit demand typically limited to residential-type buildings. The use of composite or insulated panels - with insulation material incorporated during manufacture - is extensive across the non-domestic market, especially in the warehousing, business park offices and out-of-town retail sectors. Other types of pre-fabrication include modular buildings and unitised curtain wall, whereby insulation is also fitted in the factory.

While mineral wool products dominate the domestic retrofit market (lofts and cavity walls), PIR/PUR is estimated to account for over 50% of the non-domestic market for thermal insulation by area installed, the key applications being foam cores in composite panels and rigid boards used on flat roofs.

Between them, it is estimated that flat roofs and insulated metal panels systems (both composite and site built) account for around 60% of the total area of insulation installed.

Key applications for glass wool in the non-domestic sector are built-up metal twin-skin panels and standing seam roofs. Stone wool can also be used but is mostly specified for high-temperature/fire retardant applications such as certain types of flat roofs.


List of Report Contents

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 7
  3. 1.1 BACKGROUND 7
  4. 2. SUMMARY 9
  5. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 11
  6. 3.1 GDP 11
  7. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 12
  8. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 12
  9. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 13
  10. 3.5 CONSTRUCTION 14
  11. 3.6 STERLING 15
  12. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 15
  13. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 16
  14. 4. MARKET OVERVIEW AND GENERAL TRENDS 18
  15. 4.1 DEFINITION 18
  16. 4.2 MARKET SIZE AND RECENT TRENDS 19
  17. 4.3 KEY MARKET INFLUENCES 20
  18. 4.3.1 The Building Regulations 20
  19. 4.3.2 Non-Housing Construction 21
  20. 4.4 MARKET PROSPECTS OVERVIEW 22
  21. 4.5. NEW ORDERS 25
  22. 4.5.1 Education 25
  23. 4.5.2 Healthcare 27
  24. 4.5.3 Retail and Leisure 28
  25. 4.5.4 Offices 30
  26. 4 5.5 Industrial 32
  27. 4 5.6 Other 33
  28. 4.6 THE GREEN DEAL 34
  29. 4.7 CHANGES TO PART L 2013 36
  30. 5. INSULATION MATERIALS USED ON COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS 38
  31. 5.1 OVERVIEW OF INSULATION MATERIALS 38
  32. 5.2 POLYURETHANE FOAM (PUR) AND POLYISOCYANURATE (PIR) FOAM 39
  33. 5.3 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE (EPS) AND EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE (XPS) 40
  34. 5.4 PHENOLIC FOAM 41
  35. 5.5 MINERAL WOOLS 41
  36. 5.6 FOAMED GLASS 41
  37. 6. BUILDING ELEMENTS 43
  38. 6.1 MARKET OVERVIEW 43
  39. 6.2 METAL ROOF AND WALL CLADDING PANELS 44
  40. 6.3 FLAT ROOFING 48
  41. 6.4 TILED ROOFING SYSTEMS 50
  42. 6.5 MODULAR BUILDING SYSTEMS 51
  43. 6.6 INSULATED RENDER SYSTEMS 53
  44. 6.7 MASONRY FACED CAVITY WALLS 54
  45. 6.8 CURTAIN WALL AND RAINSCREEN CLADDING SYSTEMS 54
  46. 6.9 STRUCTURAL PRECAST CONCRETE INSULATED PANELS 55
  47. 7 END USER MARKETS 56
  48. 7.1 OVERVIEW 56
  49. 7.2 COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS 56
  50. 7.2.1 Offices 56
  51. 7.2.2 Retail Outlets 57
  52. 7.3 PUBLIC SECTOR BUILDINGS 57
  53. 7.3.1 Healthcare Buildings 57
  54. 7.3.2 School Buildings 58
  55. 7.3.3 Defence Buildings 59
  56. 7.4 INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS AND WAREHOUSES 60
  57. 8. SUPPLIERS 61
  58. 8.1 SUPPLY STRUCTURE 61
  59. 8.2 PROFILES OF MAJOR INSULATION PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS 62
  60. 8.3 PROFILES OF COMPOSITE PANEL MANUFACTURERS 65
  61. 9. DISTRIBUTION 68
  62. 9.1 OVERVIEW 68
  63. 9.2 DISTRIBUTOR PROFILES 69
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. CHART 1 UK NON-DOMESTIC BUILDING THERMAL INSULATION MARKET BY AREA INSTALLED (MILLION M² 2005-2015 9
  3. CHART 2 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 1992-2016 12
  4. CHART 3 PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 1992-2016 14
  5. TABLE 4 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2008-2014 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 15
  6. CHART 5 AGE DISTRIBUTION OF THE RESIDENT UK POPULATION MID-2010 ('000) 16
  7. TABLE 6 UK NON-DOMESTIC THERMAL INSULATION SYSTEMS MARKET BY AREA INSTALLED 2005 - 2011 19
  8. TABLE 7 BUILDING REGULATION AMENDMENTS IMPACTING ON THE BUILDING INSULATION MARKET 20
  9. TABLE 8 GB NON-DOMESTIC BUILDING NEW WORK OUTPUT BY VALUE 2006-2011 (£M AT 2005 PRICES) 21
  10. TABLE 9 UK NON-DOMESTIC THERMAL INSULATION FORECASTS BY AREA INSTALLED 2011 - 2016 22
  11. TABLE 10 NON-DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT SECTOR FORECASTS BY SECTOR (INFRASTRUCTURE, OFFICES, INDUSTRIAL, RETAIL HEALTH, EDUCATION, LEISURE ETC - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 2011 -2016 23
  12. CHART 11 EDUCATION NEW WORK -NEW ORDERS £M Q1 2009 -Q1 2012 26
  13. CHART 12 HEALTHCARE NEW WORK -NEW ORDERS £M Q1 2009 -Q1 2012 27
  14. CHART 13 RETAIL & LEISURE NEW WORK -NEW ORDERS £M Q1 2009 -Q1 2012 28
  15. CHART 14 ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT AND NEW ORDERS ANNUAL ANALYSIS 2001 TO 2011 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 29
  16. CHART 15 OFFICES NEW WORK -NEW ORDERS £M Q1 2009 -Q1 2012 30
  17. CHART 16 OFFICES CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT AND NEW ORDERS ANNUAL ANALYSIS 2001 TO 2011 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 31
  18. CHART 17 INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT AND NEW ORDERS ANNUAL ANALYSIS 2001 TO 2011 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 32
  19. CHART 18 ESTIMATED UK EFW INCINERATION CAPACITY '000 TONNES PER YEAR 1990 - 2012 AND FORECAST FOR 2015 33
  20. TABLE 19 LIST OF GREEN DEAL QUALIFYING IMPROVEMENTS APPLICABLE FOR NON-DOMESTIC BUILDINGS JUNE 2012 -HEATING & LIGHTING, INSULATION, GLAZING ETC 35
  21. CHART 20 NON-DOMESTIC MARKET FOR INSULATION BY MATERIALS MIX (PUR/PIR, MINERAL WOOL, XPS, EPS, PHENOLIC FOAM ETC) BY AREA INSTALLED - 2011 39
  22. TABLE 21 COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS - BUILDING SYSTEMS AND ELEMENTS INCORPORATING INSULATION MATERIAL, KEY APPLICATIONS AND ESTIMATED AREA INSTALLED (MILLION M²) 2011 44
  23. TABLE 22 UK MARKET FOR EXTERNAL METAL CLADDING PANELS WITH INSULATION BY ESTIMATED AREA INSTALLED 2002 - 2011 (COMPOSITE, BUILT—UP, STANDING SEAM) 45
  24. CHART 23 UK MARKET FOR EXTERNAL METAL CLADDING PANELS BY TYPE OF APPLICATION (I.E. WALLS, ROOFS) AND INSULATION CORE MATERIALS (PIR, MINERAL WOOL) BY AREA INSTALLED 2011 46
  25. CHART 24 UK COMPOSITE METAL PANELS MARKET BY AREA INSTALLED - ROOFING, EXTERNAL WALLS, INTERNAL WALLS 47
  26. CHART 25 FLAT ROOFING MARKET BY END-USE SECTOR BY AREA INSTALLED - DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, PUBLIC NON-DOMESTIC 48
  27. CHART 26 COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL FLAT ROOF INSULATION BY TYPE BY AREA INSTALLED - PUR/PIR, STONE WOOL, XPS, FOAMED GLASS, OTHERS 49
  28. CHART 27 MIX OF SALES OF PREFABRICATED VOLUMETRIC BUILDINGS TO MAJOR END USER SECTORS BY VALUE 2011 - HIRE, MOD, HEALTH, EDUCATION, RESIDENTIAL ETC. 52
  29. CHART 28 UK VOLUMETRIC BUILDING SYSTEMS - KEY SUPPLIERS - ESTIMATED % MARKET SHARES 2011 53
  30. CHART 29 UK COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL MARKET FOR INSULATION BY AREA INSTALLED BY BROAD END USE SECTOR COMMERCIAL / PUBLIC SECTOR, INDUSTRIAL - NEW BUILD / REFURBISHMENT. 56
  31. TABLE 30 TYPICAL INSULATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A LARGE INTEGRATED PRIMARY CARE CENTRE - ROOF, EXTERNAL WALLS, INTERNAL 58
  32. TABLE 31 INSULATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A SMALL PRIMARY CARE CENTRE - KEY APPLICATIONS REQUIRING INSULATION - FLAT ROOF / BRICK CLAD CAVITY WALL 58
  33. TABLE 32 SCHOOLS - KEY APPLICATIONS FOR INSULATION BY MAIN ELEMENTS BY TYPICAL AREA FOR SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS - ROOF, EXTERNAL WALLS, INTERNAL WALLS 59
  34. TABLE 33 UK INSULATION PRODUCTS TOTAL MARKET SHARES BY VALUE 61
  35. CHART 34 MAJOR DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR THE INSULATION MARKET 68

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