Following the difficult trading conditions and low margins experienced following the Referendum vote of 2016, several years of Brexit negotiations and volatile conditions in the economy the UK door and window fabricator market has experienced challenges in sales to 2020. Additionally, the dramatic effects of the Covid-19 virus are yet to be fully understood but are already estimated to have seriously disrupted supply and demand for products. The outlook for 2020 is a significant fall in demand for products followed by a return to growth in subsequent years to 2024 underpinned by recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 crisis, conclusions to Brexit and stronger confidences with improved UK construction investment. The effects of Brexit on door and window fabricators will depend on the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU. Larger manufacturers and trade associations for the industry are considering different scenarios facing importers and exporters including companies importing and exporting to and from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This is intended to help them plan for the likely changes brought about by Brexit in future.
As a maturing market the sector continues to face major challenges and opportunities presented by a volatile market against a backdrop of oversupply. Many changes have taken place in this market including products, materials, methods of distribution, competitive structure and marketing techniques. Our report details corporate changes in this market, as well as discussing key issues influencing it, such as ‘green’ issues, energy efficiency and other important factors.