Leka sales grow by 40%

Rhys Hoddinott, Leka’s managing director, looks at the reasons behind continuing demand for the company’s products.

Sales of Leka Systems lightweight conservatory roof and modular garden rooms saw sales growth of 40% in 2021. The reasons behind the growth are wide-ranging, which suggests sales aren’t going to slow down any time soon. In fact, we certainly expect to see further growth in 2022. It means there’s never been a better time to become a Leka fabricator. Let’s take a closer look at the reasons why.

Firstly, consumer awareness is rising rapidly. We hear from Leka Systems fabricators and installers that consumers are asking for Leka products by name. It’s because Leka Systems’ proactively market to the end user which means more consumers than ever have seen what our products have to offer. Then consider the fact that there are increasing numbers of installations taking place all the time so consumers can see the difference that the products make for themselves.

Secondly, Leka products have a GRP construction and don’t use aluminium. This means they are protected from the recent surge in aluminium price rises. It makes Leka products more competitively priced than ever and means they are incredibly attractive from a consumer perspective.

One of the biggest drivers of sales is the shift in working patterns. With a hybrid work from home increasingly looking like it’s here to stay, homeowners are looking to maximise their living space. Our products are an impressive proposition because of their unparalleled ability to solve the perennial problem of a conservatory that is too hot in summer and too cold in winter.

With U values as low as 0.12 W/m²K, Leka roofing systems outperform as well as outlast common glass and polycarbonate roofing systems. As such, they create year-round living and working spaces that are ideal for today’s homeowners.

The Orangery flat roof conversion kit updates the look of a conservatory by replacing fibreglass, traditional build, glass or polycarbonate conservatory roofing systems with a lightweight, tiled, orangery-style roof.

The Leka Warm Roof is a solid warm roof that can replace most glass, fibreglass and polycarbonate roofing systems on most existing conservatories.

The GRP construction of both these products means they are considerably lighter than alternative solutions. The result is that, in most instances, they can be fitted without the need for additional bracing. This reduces the cost, the upheaval and the time on site – a win-win situation for homeowners and installers alike. In fact, thanks to the intelligent modular construction, both products can typically be installed in two or three days, including removing the original roof.

Completing our line-up is the Leka Xi, a modular conservatory wall and base system. It provides a warm, sustainable alternative to a traditional block – or brick-built conservatory base and wall. It’s typically installed on concrete pads, so it saves time, mess and stress when considering a new build conservatory or single storey extension. It’s the perfect solution for homeowners looking to create high quality extensions with minimal upheaval because it can be installed in a matter of days, not weeks.

Green Room Fabrication has nearly 30 years’ combined experience in building, property and glazing industries. The company chose Leka Systems as its primary product partner. Ryan Harrison, sales account manager at Green Room Fabrication, said: “Because the Leka Xi is a hybrid solution between a standard glass conservatory and a full brick extension it allows installers to do more and deliver more to their customers.”

It’s clear that our products add value to any fabricators’ portfolio. Our level of service and support does too. We offer exclusive regional partnerships so fabricators can maximise their sales opportunities. There is comprehensive and proactive support package, including training and technical advice, to help fabricators wherever required. Installers benefit from an exclusive Checkatrade membership discount, which helps drive more sales for them – and, by extension, you.

As our sales figures show, the Leka range is an exciting option for fabricators looking to grow their business this year and beyond. In fact, I’d argue there’s never been a better time to get on board. To find out more, get in touch today.