While the construction industry appears to be booming, FENSA reports that notifications of replacement windows and doors in domestic properties have suddenly stalled.
It reports that notifications of replacement windows and doors in domestic properties in the second quarter of 2014 are up just 0.54%* on the same period last year.
It represents a slowing down in the growth of installations figures. Yet, in comparison, the second quarter of 2013 had seen an increase of 8.53% over 2012. April had seen a rise of 3.7% on 2013, May up 1.2% and June was down 3.3%.
“We need to ask whether the installation market has currently peaked,” commented Chris Mayne, Managing Director, FENSA. “A number of other indicators – and some commentators – have predicted a slowdown in the construction sector.”
Mr Mayne also believed June could be an anomaly as June 6 saw the deadline for FENSA installers to Transition to Certified Installer and a number had their accounts frozen, meaning they were unable to advise FENSA of installations.
According to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) 89% of all window installations are covered by FENSA.
*Calculated from the most up to date window and door installation figures notified to FENSA in April, May and June 2014.
FENSA reports a slowdown in notifications of window and door replacements although FENSA Managing Director, Chris Mayne, believes there could be mitigating factors.