Just released is the Spring PVC-U Window, Door and Conservatory Industry Forecast Report from independent specialists D&G Consulting. This is the most up to date study on the current health and future for our markets.
This comprehensive 74 page report is packed with detail, figures, analysis and forecasts to 2016, covering volumes and values for PVC-U windows, doors (panel, composite, bi-fold and patio) and conservatories. As with previous issues, the report covers all these products by volume and value at systems company, fabricator and installer level, and by sector (private housing improvement, social housing improvement, private house building, social house building and non-housing applications).
David Amos, Principal of D&G comments: “Crucially at this time the medium and long term prospects are probably more favourable for the industry than for some time. Having been battered by events over the past five years – most out of control of the industry, but some self-inflicted – we see clear signs of an industry led fight back. The industry is leaner and more professional. Many companies are adapting to the current austerity measures and fighting to get an increased share of the consumer’s disposable income.
“We forecast that the installed value of windows, doors and conservatories will increase by 14% on 2012, to £6,000m in 2016. Windows dominate the value of the various products in this market but the importance of conservatories and the increasing impact of composite doors on the values is also noticeable.
“The private housing improvement and conservatories markets are also important to the window industry, with a total share of the market of 62%. It is these sectors that rely upon consumer spending that is driven by confidence in the economy and bank lending.
“However, before the wider window industry can be part of this forecast period of growth some changes are still required. Some companies still fly blind or look back rather than forward. There is no alternative to hard-nosed decision making based on facts and figures whether it concerns, amongst other things, investment in plant and equipment, products, markets, pricing and customer service.
“The report includes such crucially important issues such as the Green Deal, energy efficient windows and doors and the government’s measures to stimulate construction in general and house building in particular. “
The cost of the report is £950 (with a 15% discount to existing subscribers). The reports are sent by email. D&G are happy to visit and discuss the report and help you present the data in a format useful for individual businesses and stakeholders.
Call D&G Consulting now on 01424 773134 or visit www.dandgconsulting.co.uk to order your copy.
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