The 2012 Annual PVC Window Door and Conservatory Industry and Markets in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
- Language: English
- 130 Pages
- Published: August 2012
- Region: Great Britain, Ireland, United Kingdom
‘Domestic Conservatory & Glazed Extensions Market Report – UK 2014-2018 Analysis’ - incorporating original input and primary research, it represents an up-to-date and comprehensive review of the conservatory market.
The report reviews changes in the conservatory market in domestic applications, assessing how the sector has evolved in terms of a wider range of more bespoke designs (conservatories, orangeries etc.), colour options, bifold doors, higher insulation standards etc.
Key issues reviewed:
- MARKET SIZE - Volumes, Values, Trends, Forecasts.
- PRODUCT MIX – Colours, Styles and Designs
- FRAME MATERIALS - Share by PVCu, Aluminium, Timber - Trends, Forecasts.
- SUPPLY & DISTRIBUTION - Key Suppliers, Channel Shares. etc
The conservatory market has experienced some recovery in 2014, reflecting growing consumer confidence and demand for more creative bespoke designs. Compiled by marketing professionals with experience of the conservatory market, this report reviews these developments, together with analysis of influencing factors and possible future trends in 2015-2018.
Key areas of interest:
- Review of market performance in 2012-2014.
- Product developments – recent trends and future changes – trend towards diversification of styles, orangeries, loggias - glazed/solid roofs etc.
- Market prospects – short and medium term prospects up to 2018 –prospects for recovery in the medium term, growth of Internet.
- Overview of sector including related fittings and accessories – flooring, blinds, underfloor heating etc.
Key areas of coverage in the report include:
- Market size by VALUE - market developments from 2008-2014, analysis and forecast of market trends 2014 - 2018.
- Conservatory market by VOLUME - rapid growth in mid-late 1990s, market conditions from 2008-2014, analysis of volatile situation in 2008 -2013 and recovery in 2014.
- Market sizes by product and material usage - changing mix between PVCu, Timber & Aluminum 2000-2014, strengths and weaknesses of different product/market sectors.
- Future prospects for material usage up to 2018 – prospects for timber, PVCu etc.
- Market penetration levels - current household ownership levels and future developments - saturation levels and limiting factors on long term growth.
- Design changes - growth of bespoke designs /orangeries etc, Planning/Building Regulations, and future trends. Mix changes between Lean-To, Edwardian/Georgian, Victorian etc.
- Analysis of conservatory accessory market sectors including flooring, window coverings/blinds, underfloor heating etc. – market sizes 2008-2018, trends by sector, impact of conservatory market.
DISTRIBUTION AND SUPPLY
- Major suppliers – market shares of leading suppliers, market structure, profiles of major players, strengths and weaknesses. Roofing system suppliers.
- Channels of Distribution - Sales of products by channels of distribution (Garden Centres, Direct Sell Companies, Internet, Conservatory Specialists, Builders etc. Areas of specialisation and analysis of changes.
- Distribution Channel Shares - by volume and value. Growth of Specialists and Internet.
- New build as a market sector - recent trends, changing housing market, longer term potential.
- Distribution structure for PVCu, Aluminum & Timber Conservatories - major differences between material and distribution channel.
- Future prospects for major channels - including analysis of changes in market structure in recent years.
- General overview of economic climate – irecovery in economy, housing market, consumer confidence etc. - prospects for recovery in the medium term.
- Forecast of key market, product supply and distribution trends up to 2018. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
1.2 Sources Of Information
2. Summary & Outlook
3. Economic Environment
3.2 Inflation & Interest Rates
3.4 Household Consumption
3.5 Housing & Construction
3.7 Population Profile
4. Market Structure
4.1 Market Definition
4.2 Market Size
4.2.2 Current Trends & Future Growth
4.3 Market Volumes
4.4 Market Trends
4.4.1 Planning Permission And Building Regulations
4.5 Conservatories And Energy Use
4.6 Household Ownership Levels
5.1 Product Trends
5.2 Frame Materials And Glazing
5.3 Roof Systems
5.4 Conservatory Styles And Designs
5.5 Other Related Products
5.5.1 Ceramic And Natural Stone Tiles
5.5.2 Heating Systems
6.1 Supply Structure
6.2 Market Shares
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.2 Retail Glazing Companies
6.3.3 Specialist Roofing Systems Suppliers
6.3.4 Window Profile Suppliers
7. Channels Of Distribution
7.2 Garden Centres
7.3 Replacement Window Companies
7.4 Diy Multiples
7.5 Conservatory Specialists
The ‘conservatory’ market was estimated to be worth almost £620m in 2014. Until recently, the UK conservatory market had been in decline for some years, with the aspirational appeal of the traditional conservatory waning in the latter half of the 2000s, a situation which was further exacerbated by the financial crisis. However, 2012/13 saw some recovery in the market.
In 2014, the market is quite sophisticated in terms of product range and offers more options for an individualised project – options now include conservatories, glazed extensions which might have a solid or a glass roof, orangeries, verandas, loggias etc. A combination of a recovery in the economy in general - and the housing market in particular – have helped underpin rising consumer confidence and spending on higher value home improvements – particularly with interest rates so low.
Key product features which have become more important in the conservatory market include improved thermal efficiency, high specification self-cleaning glass, coloured frames, bifold opening doors etc. Substantial product development is ongoing in this market with companies offering wider ranges for an increasing demanding customer base as homeowners look for a more bespoke service.
In terms of frame materials, PVC-U continues to dominate, but timber has a good share, retaining its attraction for many homeowners due to its natural appearance and sustainability credentials. Aluminium remains a more expensive option, though it has retained a niche share in the domestic market – though aluminium bifold doors have gained widespread consumer acceptance. Average prices are critical in the PVC-U sector where volumes have declined significantly and competition is intense. In the high end timber sector, pressure on prices is thought to have been less and margins better, as this sector has held up better in the current and recent economic climate.
Key suppliers are national retail brands and specialist conservatory suppliers. However, in broad terms, the supply structure for conservatories remains very complex and fragmented, reflecting the structure of the replacement window market. The conservatory roof systems sector is dominated in 2014 by two leading players, both of which have expanded in recent years through acquisition.
Main channels of distributions are replacement window companies, garden centres, DIY outlets, conservatory specialists, builders and online. In the ‘self-build’ conservatory sector, the distribution focus has switched from DIY outlets to online conservatory specialists, who offer a wider range of product options than those offered by DIY outlets.
Market improvement in 2015 and beyond is likely to be driven by an improved house moving market, growing consumer confidence and growth in the retrofit/upgrade market – particularly if interest rates remain at historically low levels. However, dramatic increases in volumes or value are not expected in the short–medium term.
Market growth will only be possible if the UK economy sees sustained growth, alongside improvements in the house moving market, disposable incomes, and consumer confidence. As with many consumer products, the ‘upper end’ of the market has generally performed relatively well – particularly in Southern England where house prices, incomes and employment levels are more buoyant.
Also likely to contribute to growth in this market is a rising awareness of the features and benefits of the wide range of products available – often a greater ‘wow’ factor for family/friends with more contemporary designs that feeds through into more recommendations. Work on existing conservatories will become a more important part of the conservatory/glazed installation market in the UK in the coming years, as more homeowners either replace or upgrade older models.
In the longer term, our forecasts indicate steady growth, but we do not expect to see a return to the peak volumes achieved in the early-mid 2000s. The character of this market is likely to continue to change, with both product development and diversification among installers contributing to market development. Finally, consolidation is likely to remain a feature of the conservatory market, though a trend to more bespoke installations provides opportunities for local companies.
- Anglian Windows
- Aztec Conservatory Roof Systems
- C R Smith
- CWG Choices
- Cambrian Windows
- David Salisbury
- Epwin Holdings
- Eurocell Profiles
- Griffin Windows
- High Tech Windows
- Howarth Timber
- J.R Willoughby
- John Fredericks Plastics
- K2 Conservatories
- Kawneer UK
- LB Plastics
- Premier Trade Frames
- Profine UK
- Richmond Oak
- SAPA Group
- Sash UK
- Smart Systems
- Swift Frame
- Ultraframe Conservatory Roofs
- Vale Garden Houses
- Wendland Roof Solutions
- Zoom Conservatory Roof Systems.