Greater competition and market disruption

Insight Data has published its latest Industry Report, giving an overview of the UK window, door and conservatory industry along with the top performing companies.

The report follows research carried out on over 15,000 companies and includes analysis, trends and opinion on the current state of the industry, including detailed information on fabricators, installers, trade counters and the growth of ‘builder installers’ as well as developments in products and materials.

Highlights from the report include:
• greater competition as the number of window companies has increased
• fewer PVCU fabricators, while aluminium remains strong
• single storey extensions and tiled roof conservatories creating new opportunities
• trade counters expanding rapidly, potentially disrupting the market
• significant rise in specialist/premium products, such as vertical sliders

Insight Data’s managing director, Andrew Scott, said: “The industry is currently facing some challenges with more companies now reporting a slowdown in business, some by as much as 15%.

“However, there are still plenty of opportunities and a number of companies are bucking the trend. The increase in mergers and acquisitions over the last year also points to a realignment of the industry. Market intelligence is the key to informed, strategic decisions.”

The Insight Report gives a full snapshot of the industry, analysing fabricators and installers by region, sectors, products, financial performance and more. It also includes a ‘top 100’ list showcasing the top 100 companies by turnover and the top 100 companies by net worth.