The UK market for replacement domestic doors and windows is a large, mature and changing market. The availability of new products with greater thermal and security features together with new styles, colours and other technical developments continue to make the market an exciting and challenging one for manufacturers.
Following higher growth 2014-2016, the market reverted to lower growth rates in 2017-18, reflecting particularly the effects of declining consumer confidence in the run up to Brexit.
The replacement door and window market is characterised by its maturity, a highly fragmented supply structure and strong competition resulting in lower prices for standard door and window replacement products.
This is somewhat balanced by consumer preferences for newer and higher value technologies in this market featuring, for example, multi-coloured windows and doors, stronger slimline aluminium patio doors and windows, composite doors, double glazed sash windows, and bi-fold doors.
Future growth for the UK window and door replacement market is dependent on a positive housing market, economic growth and consumer confidence in the coming years. But our forecasts for 2019 and beyond remain muted, due to the uncertain economic situation relating to Brexit a central factor.