Modular market to drive growth

The modular house construction market will help to drive window and door foam sealant tape growth in 2022, according to Andy Swift, sales and operations manager for ISO-Chemie.

He said the UK market will stay buoyant over the next 12 months as the economy continues to recover from the pandemic and building and construction activity remains busy, particular in the face of a chronic national housing shortage and the need to build more affordable housing.

This will see construction projects surge ahead with cost effective products such as foam sealant tapes, which deliver improved energy performance and efficiencies, increasingly specified for retrofit applications and new projects.

In the modular sector, house designers are currently looking at new ways to deliver low carbon structures, which use sustainable technologies to deliver measurable airtight, acoustic and thermal sealing benefits, Andy said.

2021 has been the best ever trading year for the ISO Chemie, the company has reported, with sales up by 45%, and the modular construction market will be a key target for further growth.

“Modular construction is gaining increasing traction, and next year will see continued integration of the system with the more traditional methods of building, enabling developers to bring forward housing projects more expediently,” Andy said.

“Our ISO Bloco range of sealant tapes and the Winframer thermal insulating and load bearing bracket support system can add real value during the initial and post construction phases, so I expect to see more interest in these and other products in 2022 and beyond.”

Andy also said the amendment to the Building Regulations currently coming into force are set to have an impact as energy ratings for buildings and property become stricter.

“Higher air and thermal standards for house construction will be a priority,” he said. “This is an important message that will continued to be pushed to architects and other property specifiers over the next 12 months.”