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Roofing Contractors Market Report - UK 2012-2016 Analysis

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Introduction and Overview

AMA Research are pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of the report 'Roofing Contractors Market Report - UK 2012-2016 Analysis'. The report provides an informed and up-to-date analysis of this market and includes a review of the recent market performance and issues that continue to impact on the market, with forecasts over the next few years.

The report contains:

  • Detailed assessment of the market - including recent developments in both domestic and non-domestic sectors
  • Forecasts of market developments to 2016.
  • Roofing contractors - structure of market, key players, key characteristics, operational issues and types of work undertaken.
  • Key customers - including housebuilders, non-domestic public and private sectors.
  • Analysis by product group - review of materials installed by roofing contractors including market size, product mix and sector trends.

The health of the roofing contractors market is directly related to the performance of the UK housebuilding and construction sector. As a result, the market has been severely impacted by the recession and variable performances of its core end-use sectors (housebuilding, commercial and industrial sectors).

Of particular interest:

  • Analysis of market performance in 2010-2012.
  • Structure of Roof Contracting market - market structure, leading players, material sourcing, trade accounts held, skills shortages, pricing etc.
  • Identification of key customer groups in roofing contractors market.
  • Product sector analysis - market size, product mix, influences and trends.
  • Forecast of market performance in 2013 and through to 2016.

Key contractors and consultants included:

Acclaim Contracts, Avonside Group Services, Bracknell Roofing, Breyer Group, Briggs Amasco, CA Group, Central Roofing & Building Services, EJ Roberts Roofing, Everlast Waterproofing,F. Brown, Jennings Roofing, Lakesmere, M H Massey Roofing & Cladding, Met-clad Contracts, Mitie Tilley Roofing, Norman & Underwood Group, Progressive Systems, Richardson Roofing Company, Roofdec, Roofline Group, RS Miller Roofing, SD Samuels (Special Projects), Southwest Roofing Services, Survey Roofing, Swifts Roofing Contracts, Topek Limited, W Swindells & Son, Weatherproofing Advisors, Western Counties Roofing.

The Roofing Contractors

  • Overview of roofing contractors industry - structure, market fragmentation, dominance of smaller players with few nationally operating companies, geographical coverage.
  • Key roofing contractors - profiles including turnover, main product types installed, end-use sectors served and regions of operation.
  • Types of work undertaken - domestic/non-domestic and new work/RMI, mix of materials installed depending on end-use sector.

The Market

  • Roofing contractors market - key characteristics of the market, analysis by value from 2006-2012, annual rates of change, trends and forecasts to 2016.
  • Market trends and major factors influencing market development - impact of economic downturn, fluctuating performances of housebuilding, private and public non-domestic construction and RMI.
  • Market infrastructure - manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and roofing contractors.
  • Key application areas - housebuilders, public sector, commercial & industrial sectors, new build and RMI - mix by value, trends.
  • Materials distribution channel mix - including direct supply, roofing merchants, builders merchants and specialists - channel shares, key players etc.
  • Future prospects - forecasts to 2016, positive and negative factors impacting on the market and potential growth areas.

Roofing Contractors Characteristics and Issues

  • Contractors characteristics -company turnover, regional coverage and services offered.
  • Operational issues - pricing of quotations, specification involvement, skills shortages and sources of information important to contractors.
  • Material Sourcing - multiple sourcing/trade accounts held, influencing factors, internet usage.

Products and Suppliers

  • Product groups reviewed - roof tiling systems, membranes & felts, metal roofing systems and roof glazing - market size 2006-2012 and estimated shares of main product groups in 2012.
  • Analysis by product group - market size, product mix (clay/slate/concrete tiles; single ply/reinforced bitumen membranes/liquid roofing/ mastic asphalt/green roofs; sheeting/tiles and fully supported metal roofing etc) - influences and trends. Identification of growth areas.

Report Summary

This 2nd edition of the Roofing Contractors Market report provides a comprehensive analysis of the sector in terms of size, structure and leading players. The market's recent performance is assessed, while analysis of material usage and key end use sectors are also reviewed.

Factors including construction levels, in particular the key end-use sectors for roofing contractors, are reviewed, together with a forecast of market prospects up to 2016.

The health of the roofing contractors market is directly related to the performance of the UK building and construction sectors, primarily influenced by new-build. Following steady growth to 2007, the impact of the economic crisis had a dramatic effect on the market, declining from its peak in 2007 of £3bn to an estimated £2.19bn in 2011. In 2008 the UK economy entered a period of more difficult trading due to the effects of the credit crunch causing the roofing contractors market to decline to around £2.8bn due to the decline in housebuilding. The economic recession in 2009 caused further deterioration of the market due to the contraction of the core end-use sectors including commercial and industrial sectors. In 2009 it is estimated that the roofing contractors market was worth around £2.3bn at installed prices. Market decline continued to 2010 before stabilising in 2011, with similar prospects forecast for 2012.

The roofing contractors market is highly fragmented comprising mainly of small companies (with less than 10 employees) and only a few companies operating nationally. Many companies reacted to the economic downturn and adopted appropriate strategies such as job losses, improve efficiencies and competitive pricing, with some operating around or just above cost price. Although there have been signs of improvement with margins beginning to increase, albeit it very slowly, in 2012.

Future prospects are more optimistic, with margins expected to gradually improve and companies taking on more staff as the volume of works increases. Essentially those roofing contractors that work in the private sectors are better placed than those focusing on other public sectors, with key sectors being office, industrial and housing sectors.

The non-domestic sector provides the majority of opportunities for roofing contractors installing a range of products including membranes & felts, metal roofing systems and roof glazing. Roofing tiling systems are predominately installed in domestic applications, with the domestic sector accounting for around 40-45% of the roofing contractors market. Changes to the housebuilding mix affect different sectors of the roofing contractors market. The recent switch back in favour of the construction of houses has benefited the roof tiling contractors, but the shortage of land favours the construction of flats and apartments that will benefit the metal roofing contractors.

Direct supply is the main source of roofing materials for roofing contractors, accounting for around 60% of the market. Roofing merchants, dominated by SIG, are also a key source for roofing materials.

There are concerns in the market regarding the loss of roofers, in particular skilled roofers, from the market in recent years and the possibility of labour shortages (again particularly for skilled workers) when the market begins to grow and expand.


List of Report Contents

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 7
  3. 1.1 INTRODUCTION 7
  4. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7
  5. 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & FUTURE PROSPECTS 9
  6. 2.1 SUMMARY 9
  7. 2.2 FUTURE PROSPECTS 11
  8. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 13
  9. 3.1 GDP 13
  10. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 14
  11. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 15
  12. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 16
  13. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 17
  14. 3.6 STERLING 18
  15. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 19
  16. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 19
  17. 4. MARKET REVIEW 21
  18. 4.1 DEFINITION 21
  19. 4.2 ROOFING MATERIALS DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE 22
  20. 4.3 MARKET SIZE 24
  21. 4.3.1 Recent Performance 2008 - 2012 25
  22. 4.3.2 Future Prospects - 2012 to 2016 26
  23. 4.4 KEY MARKET INFLUENCES 29
  24. 4.4.1 Construction Output 29
  25. 4.4.2 Housebuilding 33
  26. 4.4.3 Legislation and Standards 36
  27. 5. ROOFING CONTRACTORS CUSTOMERS 39
  28. 5.1 HOUSE BUILDERS 39
  29. 5.2 HEALTH SECTOR 40
  30. 5.3 EDUCATION SECTOR 41
  31. 5.4 COMMERCIAL SECTOR 42
  32. 5.5 INDUSTRIAL SECTOR 44
  33. 5.6 OTHER SECTOR CATEGORIES 45
  34. 5.6.1 Defence Sector 45
  35. 5.6.2 Entertainment and Leisure Sector 46
  36. 6 ROOFING CONTRACTORS 48
  37. 6.1 OVERVIEW 48
  38. 6.1.1 Type of Work Undertaken 48
  39. 6.1.2 Industry Sector Profile 50
  40. 6.2 UK ROOFING CONTRACTORS 53
  41. 6.2.1 Roofing Contractors Profiles 54
  42. 6.2.2 Trade Associations 60
  43. 6.2.3 Contractors Operational Issues 61
  44. 7. ROOFING MATERIALS 65
  45. 7.1 ROOF TILING SYSTEMS 67
  46. 7.1.1 Product Mix 68
  47. 7.1.2 Concrete Tiles 69
  48. 7.1.3 Slate Tiles 70
  49. 7.1.4 Clay Tiles 71
  50. 7.1.5 Fibre-Cement Roofing Products 71
  51. 7.1.6 Solar/Energy Roofing Products 72
  52. 7.2 ROOF MEMBRANES AND FELT 73
  53. 7.2.1 Product Mix 75
  54. 7.2.2 Bitumen Felt Market 76
  55. 7.2.3 Single Ply Membranes 76
  56. 7.2.4 Liquid Waterproofing Systems 77
  57. 7.2.5 Mastic Asphalt 78
  58. 7.2.6 Green Roofing Systems 79
  59. 7.3 METAL ROOFING SYSTEMS 80
  60. 7.3.1 Product Mix 82
  61. 7.3.2 Sheeting and Tiles 82
  62. 7.3.3 Fully Supported Metal Roofing and Lead Roofing Products 83
  63. 7.4 ROOF-GLAZING 84
  64. 8. DISTRIBUTION OF ROOFING MATERIALS 86
  65. 8.1 DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL SHARES 86
  66. 8.2 DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS 87
  67. 8.2.1 Direct supply 87
  68. 8.2.2 The Merchant sector 87
  69. 8.2.3 Other channels 88
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. CHART 1 UK ROOFING CONTRACTORS MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 2006 TO 2016 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT INSTALLED PRICES) 9
  3. TABLE 2 GDP DATA - 2010-2012 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 13
  4. CHART 3 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 1992-2016 15
  5. CHART 4 PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 1992-2016 16
  6. TABLE 5 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2008-2014 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 18
  7. CHART 6 OVERVIEW OF DISTRIBUTION OF ROOFING MATERIALS 23
  8. TABLE 7 UK ROOFING CONTRACTORS MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 2006 TO 2016 - BY VALUE (£ MILLION AT INSTALLED PRICES) 24
  9. TABLE 8 CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT - FUTURE PROSPECTS BY SECTOR (HOUSEBUILDING, OFFICES, INDUSTRIAL, EDUCATION ETC 2012 - 2016- BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 27
  10. CHART 9 CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (NEW WORK AND RMI) £ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES 2008 -2016 30
  11. CHART 10 VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION NEW WORK BY SECTOR - % BY VALUE 2012 31
  12. CHART 11 RMI CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GREAT BRITAIN) AT CURRENT PRICES (£BN) 2006 - 2012 32
  13. CHART 12 HOUSEBUILDING STARTS AND COMPLETIONS - GREAT BRITAIN 2006 TO Q2 2012 BY VOLUME 35
  14. CHART 13 HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS - % MIX BY HOUSES / FLATS ENGLAND 2001-2012 36
  15. TABLE 14 DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (NEW WORK AND RMI) GREAT BRITAIN 2006 TO 2012 - BY VALUE (£ BN) 39
  16. TABLE 15 HEALTH CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (PUBLIC/PRIVATE) BY VALUE 2006-2012 (£M) 40
  17. TABLE 16 EDUCATION CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (PUBLIC/PRIVATE) 2006 - 2012 (£M) 41
  18. TABLE 17 OFFICE CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (PUBLIC/PRIVATE) BY VALUE 2006-2012 (£M) 42
  19. TABLE 18 RETAIL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (PUBLIC/PRIVATE) BY VALUE 2006-2012 (£M) 43
  20. TABLE 19 INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (PUBLIC/PRIVATE) BY VALUE 2006-2012 (£M) 44
  21. TABLE 20 ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (PUBLIC/PRIVATE) BY VALUE, 2006-2012 (£M) 47
  22. TABLE 21 MIX OF DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL WORK UNDERTAKEN IN 2012 - SHARE BY VALUE 49
  23. CHART 22 MIX BY TYPE OF WORK UNDERTAKEN BY ROOFING CONTRACTORS - NEW BUILD/RMI (% BY VALUE) - 2012 50
  24. TABLE 23 ENTERPRISES INVOLVED IN ROOFING ACTIVITIES REGISTERED FOR VAT BY EMPLOYMENT SIZE BAND - 2011 51
  25. CHART 24 ENTERPRISES INVOLVED IN ROOFING ACTIVITIES REGISTERED FOR VAT BY EMPLOYMENT SIZE BAND - 2011 51
  26. CHART 25 ENTERPRISES INVOLVED IN ROOFING ACTIVITIES REGISTERED FOR VAT BY TURNOVER BAND (%) 2000-2011 53
  27. CHART 27 TYPICAL BREAKDOWN OF ROOFING CONTRACTORS PRICES - MATERIALS, LABOUR, PROFIT/OVERHEADS (% BY VALUE) - 2012 62
  28. CHART 28 TOTAL UK ROOFING MATERIALS MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 2006-2016 BY VALUE (£BN MSP) 65
  29. CHART 29 UK ROOFING PRODUCTS MARKET (TILING, METAL ROOFING SYSTEMS, MEMBRANES/FELTS, ROOF GLAZING) BY VALUE 2012 (£M MSP) 66
  30. TABLE 30 UK MARKET FOR ROOF TILING SYSTEMS 2006-2012 BY VALUE (£M MSP) 67
  31. CHART 31 PRODUCT MIX OF UK ROOF TILE MARKET (CONCRETE, CLAY, SLATE, FIBRE CEMENT) 2012 - % BY VALUE 68
  32. TABLE 32 UK MARKET FOR CONCRETE ROOFING TILES 2006-2011 BY VOLUME (DELIVERIES, '000 SQ M OF ROOF COVERED) 69
  33. TABLE 33 INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SLATE ROOFING TILES 2006-2010 BY VALUE (£M) 70
  34. TABLE 34 UK MARKET FOR FIBRE-CEMENT ROOFING 2006-2012 BY VALUE (£M MSP) 72
  35. CHART 35 SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC INSTALLED CAPACITY - UK (2007-2011) 73
  36. TABLE 36 UK MARKET FOR ROOFING MEMBRANE AND FELTS 2006-2012 (£M MSP) 74
  37. CHART 37 ROOFING MEMBRANE AND FELTS SECTOR PRODUCT MIX (SINGLE PLY, REINFORCED BITUMEN MEMBRANES, LIQUID WATERPROOFING, MASTIC ASPHALT ETC) 2012 - BY TYPE (VOLUME - % BY AREA INSTALLED) 75
  38. CHART 38 END USE APPLICATION MIX OF SINGLE PLY MEMBRANES - NEW BUILD AND REFURBISHMENT 2012 - (% BY VALUE) 77
  39. TABLE 39 UK MARKET FOR METAL ROOFING BY VALUE 2006-2012 (£M MSP) 81
  40. CHART 40 METAL ROOFING PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2000-2012 82
  41. TABLE 41 UK MARKET FOR ROOF GLAZING BY VALUE 2006-2012 (£M INSTALLED PRICES) 85
  42. CHART 42 ROOFING MATERIALS - DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS USED BY ROOFING CONTRACTORS BY VALUE 2012 (%) - ROOFING MERCHANTS, SPECIALISTS, BUILDERS MERCHANTS, DIRECT SUPPLY ETC 86

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