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Wall Cladding Market Report - UK 2016-2020 Analysis

Published: 11/11/2016 / Number of Pages: 81 / Price: £795.00

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Introduction and Overview

The 10th edition of the 'Wall Cladding Market Report - UK 2016-2020 Analysis' analyses the major cladding solutions for residential and non-residential buildings, including facing bricks, profiled sheets and composite panels, curtain wall and structural glazing systems, external wall insulation and render systems, as well as a range of rainscreen and other product/material cladding.

Product sectors covered:

  • Profiled sheets & composite panels.
  • Curtain wall and structural glazing systems.
  • External wall insulation systems.
  • Manufactured renders.
  • Artificial stone products.
  • Facing clay and concrete bricks.
  • Other fascias and rainscreen products - e.g. timber, metal cassettes, high pressure laminates, terracotta tiles, copper & zinc sheeting, fibre cement sheeting, natural stone, precast concrete panels etc.

Key areas of insight include:

  • Analysis of key product / material groups in terms of area installed and value. Split by material types where appropriate, variations in performance. Market size and mix by value.
  • Market forecasts for key product sectors up to 2020.
  • Review of key end use sectors & distribution channels.
  • Leading suppliers and market share estimates in the key product / material sectors.
  • Supplier reviews by key product types.
  • Detailed market data and insight on the wall cladding market by AMA Research, a leading UK provider of construction market intelligence.

Some of the companies included:

A. Steadman & Sons, Acheson and Glover, Aggregate Industries, Alsecco, Alumasc Facades, Ash and Lacy Building Systems, Brickability, C A Building Products, Carlton Main Brickworks, Cembrit, Coverworld UK, Euro Clad, Eurobond Laminates, Firth Steels, Formica UK, Forterra Building Products, Forticrete, Ibstock Brick, Interfuse, James & Taylor, Kawneer UK, Kilwaughter Chemical Company, Kingspan Insulated Panels, Lignacite, Marley Eternit, Metal Technology, Michelmersh Brick, Multipanel UK, Parex Ltd, PD Edenhall, Permarock, Plasmor, Plean Precast, Raeburn Brick, Reynaers, Saint-Gobain Weber, Sapa Building Systems, Schueco UK, Senior Architectural Systems, Smart Systems, Sto Ltd, Tarmac Topblock, Tata Steel Building Systems, Taylor Maxwell Group, Techrete (UK), Telling Architectural, The Haddonstone Group, Thomas Armstrong (Concrete Blocks), Thomas Panels & Profiles, Wetherby Building Systems, Wienerberger UK.

Market Overview

  • Total wall cladding market 2011-2020 - analysed by area installed and by value, with key market drivers e.g. general new build output levels in the different end use sectors, new housebuilding, warehousing, commercial offices etc, legislation etc.
  • Forecasts for wall cladding market by area installed to 2020 and underlying factors driving these forecasts.
  • Consideration of the likely impact of Brexit across this period and whether there may be longer terms impacts resulting from the UK withdrawing from the EU.
  • Assessment of recent trends in key end-use markets and impact on wall cladding including construction output 2011-2020.
  • Individual sections for - housebuilding output and forecasts for offices, industry, leisure, education, retail and healthcare.
  • Construction forecasts for key end-use sectors 2016-2020 - assessment of potential market drivers including: new orders, help to buy, energy company obligations, demand for waste management infrastructure & energy from waste plants, the growth in online retailing & the need for extra warehousing.
  • The impact of these changes on the wall cladding market.

Product Mix

  • Market mix by product types at 'headline' level by area installed 2015. Market value for each main product type.
  • Typical end use mixes for each material type and split by broad end-use application by area installed - housing/non-housing, new build/RMI etc. as appropriate.
  • Main product sectors covered - facing bricks, external wall insulation systems, manufactured renders, metal profiled & composite panels, artificial stone, curtain wall, others (specialist flat sheet materials e.g. HPL, fibre cement, calcium silicate; zinc, aluminium, copper; brick slips, hanging tiles, terracotta tiles; natural stone; ceramic granite, weatherboarding & timber).
  • For each main product group: definitions - what the section includes and excludes; market size and trends - market size in 2011-2020, assessment of product performance, key areas of application.
  • Forecasts for main product groups 2016-2020 - by area installed, identification of market drivers, growth/declining sectors, opportunities and threats.

Supply and Distribution

  • Review of supply and distribution structures - clay facing bricks, renders & external wall insulation systems, metal profiled & composite panels, masonry facing products (i.e. artificial stone, architectural precast concrete panels & precast concrete blocks), curtain wall, others - specialist flat sheet materials e.g. HPL, fibre cement, calcium silicate, zinc, aluminium, copper, brick slips, hanging tiles, terracotta tiles, natural stone; ceramic granite, weatherboarding & timber.
  • Channel mixes - where possible assessment of product distribution channels & identification of key manufacturers/suppliers and market shares.
  • Manufacturer / supplier reviews - brick makers, distributors & factors; metal panel manufacturers; curtain wall suppliers & contractors; render systems suppliers; cast stone & precast concrete panel manufacturers; suppliers of rainscreen cladding systems etc.

Report Summary

The UK market for wall cladding has increased by around 18% in total between 2012 and 2015/16, driven by strong growth in new build and major refurbishment activity in key sectors, such as housebuilding, offices, schools & higher education, hotels & leisure, transport buildings, waste treatment facilities and online retail warehousing. Construction output in 2013 and 2014 was helped by the relatively good summer weather, with private housebuilding, social housing refurbishment, waste management infrastructure and the Central London office development sub-sector all showing solid growth. With improving levels of housebuilding output, driven largely by the Help to Buy scheme and a shift back from flats to houses, demand for facing bricks outpaced supply, with imports needed to make up the shortfalls.

However, by 2015, UK brick deliveries improved, so driving up completions. Energy efficiency legislation and initiatives (e.g. ECO) and requirements of Part L of the Building Regulations have driven up demand for cladding products and systems with higher energy efficiency properties e.g. render coated external wall insulation systems and composite panels. The wetter than average weather in the summer of 2015 did, however, appear to hold back the overall rate of growth in demand for bricks and certain other cladding products. However, the range of cladding types is broad and the supply chain diversified and fragmented, the result being that demand for the various cladding types tends to vary, depending on the relative buoyancy of their main end-use markets.

Clay facing bricks constitute the largest product group, with demand recently having been driven up by increasing housing output. Other main types of cladding used on housing included cast stone, timber/weatherboarding and render on blockwork and EWI. Clay facing bricks are also used on non-domestic applications, but demand in key areas, in particular out-of-town retail new build, has constrained growth rates here. In the commercial sector, the return to growth in office development and high end apartment blocks in key city locations has largely underpinned demand for curtain wall and rainscreen cladding systems. In the industrial sector steel and aluminium profiled and composite wall panels typically dominate demand for cladding, key areas of use being warehousing, out-of-town retail 'sheds', waste management and utilities facilities and factories. The impact of the recession on the retail and industrial sectors had reduced demand for metal cladding, but demand has recovered driven by increasing demand for online retail warehousing, data centres and energy-from-waste plants.

Forecasts for lower growth from 2017 are mainly driven by uncertainty following the 'Brexit' referendum. Although modest annual growth levels are currently forecast to 2020, the medium-term outlook will be dependent upon the path taken to exit the EU and the type of trade and legislative deals formulated. Over the period ending March 2019, when Britain is scheduled to leave the EU, at the very least, the uncertainty created by the situation is likely to create more volatility in the construction market at large. As a result, our view is that demand for cladding will decline modestly during this time in volume terms. Our reasons for this view are due to lack of confidence among property investors and business owners, a weakening of Sterling against the Euro and the US dollar and endemic problems concerning skills shortages in key areas. Other factors that are expected to contribute towards slower growth include the cutting or ending of subsidies for certain products and development programmes. For example, the government's Energy Company Obligation - to help with installing energy efficiency measures for the less well off - is to expire next April.


List of Report Contents

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 6
  3. 1.1 BACKGROUND 6
  4. 2. SUMMARY 8
  5. 2.1 MARKET BACKGROUND 8
  6. 2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 9
  7. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 11
  8. 3.1 GDP 11
  9. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 13
  10. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 14
  11. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 14
  12. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 15
  13. 3.6 STERLING 16
  14. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 16
  15. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 17
  16. 4. THE UK WALL CLADDING MARKET 18
  17. 4.1 DEFINITIONS 18
  18. 4.2 MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS 19
  19. 4.2.1 Current Market Situation 19
  20. 4.2.2 Market Prospects 20
  21. 4.3 PRODUCT MIX OVERVIEW 21
  22. 4.4 KEY MARKET FACTORS 23
  23. 4.4.1 Housebuilding Activity 23
  24. 4.4.2 Housing RMI 26
  25. 4.5 NON RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION 27
  26. 4.5.1 Overview 27
  27. 4.5.2 Education 29
  28. 4.5.3 Offices 30
  29. 4.5.4 Industrial & Infrastructure 31
  30. 4.5.5 Retail 31
  31. 4.5.6 Leisure and Entertainment 31
  32. 4.6 REGULATIONS 32
  33. 4.7 SKILLS SHORTAGES AND REQUIREMENTS 34
  34. 5. FACING BRICKS 36
  35. 5.1 INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITIONS 36
  36. 5.2 MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS 36
  37. 5.3 MARKET MIXES 38
  38. 5.4 DISTRIBUTION MIX 39
  39. 5.4.1 Supply Chain Share 39
  40. 5.4.2 Manufacturers and Other Suppliers 40
  41. 6. PROFILED AND INSULATED METAL PANELS 44
  42. 6.1 INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITION 44
  43. 6.2 MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS 44
  44. 6.2.1 Retail Warehousing 45
  45. 6.2.2 Data centres 46
  46. 6.2.3 Waste Management 46
  47. 6.3 MARKET MIXES 47
  48. 6.4 PRODUCT SUPPLY CHAIN 48
  49. 7. EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION AND RENDER SYSTEMS 51
  50. 7.1 INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITIONS 51
  51. 7.2 MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS 51
  52. 7.2.1 External Wall Insulation (EWI) Systems 51
  53. 7.2.2 Rendered Blockwork 55
  54. 7.2.3 Pebbledash and Roughcast Render 57
  55. 7.3 SUPPLIERS 58
  56. 8. ARTIFICIAL STONE BLOCKS AND PANELS 60
  57. 8.1 INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITIONS 60
  58. 8.2 MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS 60
  59. 8.3 SUPPLY 61
  60. 9. CURTAIN WALL AND STRUCTURAL GLAZING 64
  61. 9.1 INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITIONS 64
  62. 9.2 MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS 65
  63. 9.3 MARKET MIXES 66
  64. 9.4 PRODUCT SUPPLY CHAIN 67
  65. 9.4.1 Systems companies 67
  66. 9.4.2 Systems Fabricators - Installers 69
  67. 9.4.3 Turnkey Contractors 70
  68. 10. NICHE CLADDING PRODUCTS 72
  69. 10.1 SUMMARY 72
  70. 10.2 FLAT SHEETS 72
  71. 10.2.1 Composite Boards 72
  72. 10.2.2 High Pressure Laminates 73
  73. 10.2.3 Fibre Cement 74
  74. 10.2.4 Calcium Silicate 75
  75. 10.3 TIMBER 76
  76. 10.4 NATURAL STONE 77
  77. 10.5 HIGHER SPECIFICATION METAL/COMPOSITE CLADDING 78
  78. 10.6 CLAY CLADDING PRODUCTS 79
  79. 10.7 PRECAST CONCRETE PANELS 80
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. TABLE 1 UK WALL CLADDING MARKET BY AREA INSTALLED (MILLION SQ METRES) 2011-2020 8
  3. TABLE 2 GDP DATA - 2013-2016 - 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 2012-2018 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 16
  7. TABLE 6 UK TOTAL WALL CLADDING MARKET AREA INSTALLED 2011-2020 MILLION METRES SQUARED 19
  8. CHART 7 UK WALL CLADDING MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE BY AREA INSTALLED (BRICKS, METAL PANELS, RENDER SYSTEMS, CURTAIN WALL, ETC) BY AREA INSTALLED 22
  9. TABLE 8 HOUSING NEW BUILD AND RMI = CONTRACTORS OUTPUT BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 2011 - 2020 23
  10. CHART 9 NEW HOUSING STARTS AND COMPLETIONS (GB) 2011 TO 2020 - BY VOLUME ( '000 DWELLINGS) 24
  11. CHART 10 HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS IN ENGLAND BY MIX OF HOUSES/FLATS FINANCIAL YEARS 2004-05 TO 2019-20 % VOLUME 25
  12. CHART 11 RMI HOUSING OUTPUT AND FORECASTS 2011-2020 - BY VALUE (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 26
  13. TABLE 12 HOUSING RMI REGIONAL ANALYSIS (GB) BY VALUE (£M) AND % BY REGION 2013 - 2015 27
  14. CHART 13 NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT NEW WORK AND RMI QUARTERLY ANALYSIS Q2 2013 TO Q2 2016 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 28
  15. CHART 14 NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT ANALYSIS BY SECTOR 2015 AND H1 2016 - % BY VALUE 28
  16. CHART 15 UK OFFICE STOCK BY REGIONAL BY GIFA 30
  17. CHART 16 UK ENTERTAINMENT MARKET - SHARE OF REVENUE BY SECTOR - FOOD SERVICE, HOTELS, PUBS, HEALTH CLUBS ETC. 32
  18. TABLE 17 TRADES AND NUMBER IN EMPLOYMENT 2010-2016. 35
  19. TABLE 18 UK MARKET FOR FACING BRICKS BY AREA INSTALLED 2011-2020 36
  20. TABLE 19 UK MANUFACTURERS BRICK SALES AND TOTAL MARKET BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2010 TO 2015 37
  21. CHART 20 UK MARKET FOR FACING BRICKS % END USE MIX BY AREA INSTALLED (NEW HOUSING / NON-HOUSING, NEW BUILD / RMI) 2015 39
  22. CHART 21 UK DISTRIBUTION MIX FOR CLAY BRICKS % BY VALUE 2015 40
  23. CHART 22 UK MARKET FOR BRICKS MARKET SHARE FOR KEY SUPPLIERS - % 41
  24. CHART 23 UK MARKET FOR STEEL & ALUMINIUM WALL CLADDING PANELS 2011-2020 44
  25. CHART 24 UK MARKET FOR COMPOSITE WALL PANELS 2015 - END USE APPLICATION MIX 47
  26. CHART 25 UK MARKET FOR TWIN SKIN METAL WALL PANELS - ESTIMATED END USE MIX 2015 (COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL, NEW BUILD / RMI) 48
  27. CHART 26 SHARE OF THE 3.5 MILLION DWELLINGS SUITABLE FOR EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION BY TYPE OF OWNERSHIP 52
  28. TABLE 27 TOTAL SOLID WALL INSULATION MEASURES INSTALLED UNDER ECO 2013 - 2016 53
  29. TABLE 28 UK MARKET FOR EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION BY AREA INSTALLED (MILLION M²) 2011 -2020 54
  30. CHART 29 EWI SYSTEMS -TYPICAL END USE MIX BY VOLUME (COMMERCIAL, PRIVATE HOUSING, SOCIAL HOUSING) 55
  31. TABLE 30 UK MARKET FOR RENDERED BLOCK BY AREA INSTALLED (MILLION M²) 2011 -2020 56
  32. CHART 31 UK MARKET FOR RENDERED BLOCKWORK - TYPICAL END USE MIX BY AREA INSTALLED BY APPLICATION - HOUSING, COMMERCIAL / PUBLIC SECTOR 56
  33. CHART 32 UK MARKET FOR RENDERED BLOCKWORK - BY ANNUAL AREA INSTALLED BY REGION 57
  34. TABLE 33 UK MARKET FOR ARTIFICIAL STONE BLOCKS AND PANELS BY AREA INSTALLED 2011 -2020 60
  35. CHART 34 ARTIFICIAL STONE CLADDING - END USE MIX BY AREA INSTALLED 2015 - PRIVATE, SOCIAL HOUSING, COMMERCIAL - NEW BUILD / REFURBISHMENT 61
  36. CHART 35 UK CURTAIN WALL MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS BY AREA INSTALLED (MILLION M2) 2011 -2020 65
  37. CHART 36 UK MARKET FOR CURTAIN WALL BY AREA INSTALLED BY END USE SECTOR - OFFICES, FLATS, RETAIL & LEISURE, ETC 2015 66
  38. CHART 37 UK CURTAIN WALL MARKET BY CONTRACT SIZE BY % OF INSTALLED VALUE 2015 67
  39. CHART 38 SYSTEM COMPANIES OVERALL MARKET SHARE ESTIMATES 2015 68
  40. CHART 39 APPROXIMATE END USE MIX FOR FIBRE CEMENT SHEETING 75
  41. CHART 40 UK TIMBER CLADDING MARKET - END USE MIX BY AREA INSTALLED (COMMERCIAL NEW BUILD, RMI, HOUSING) 76
  42. CHART 41 UK NATURAL STONE CLADDING MARKET - END USE MIX BY AREA INSTALLED (COMMERCIAL NEW BUILD, RMI, PRIVATE HOUSING NEW BUILD/RMI) 77
  43. CHART 42 ARCHITECTURAL PRECAST PANELS -TYPICAL END USE MIX BY AREA INSTALLED (COMMERCIAL/PUBLIC SECTOR NEW BUILD, RMI, HIGH RISE RESIDENTIAL NEW BUILD) 80

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