Market Reports

Q1 2023 Sales Drop -2.3% As Volumes Tumble -16.4%

Total value sales data from Britain’s Builders’ Merchants show Q1 2023 recorded a -2.3% drop in year-on-year growth, with volume sales falling -16.4% countered by +16.9% price inflation. With one more trading day this year, like-for-like value sales were -3.8% lower. Nine of the 12 categories sold more in Q1 2023 compared to the [...]

By |2023-05-31T15:30:07+01:00May 31st, 2023|Categories: Market Reports, MRA Research|

January Merchant Sales Marginally Up But Volumes Still Down Year-On-Year

Sponsored news from BMBI: The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ value sales were up +0.2% in January 2023 compared to the same month in 2022. This nominal growth came largely from inflation as volume sales were down -16.5% while prices rose +19.9%. With an extra trading day this [...]

By |2023-03-24T10:22:04+00:00March 24th, 2023|Categories: Market Reports, MRA Marketing|

Pilkington: Cautious Optimism Across The Industry As Firms Anticipate Growth

As 2016 starts to step it up a gear, there was an interesting press release from Pilkington the other day that signaled some cautious optimism from the industry over a two year period. Before I dig around and give my own thoughts on this report, here is the press release: Businesses that buy and specify [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:41+01:00February 4th, 2016|Categories: double glazing industry, Market Reports|

Strong growth forecast for Passivhaus windows

Forecasts presented by Martin Langen MD of B+L Market Data (Window Innovations Europe 2020) at the SWISSPACER European Symposium 2015 in Potsdam show strong growth for windows with the Passivhaus standard in the UK. The forecasts, based on research with window manufacturers across Europe, including 50 UK manufacturers, says windows with U-values of 0.8 W/m2K [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:41+01:00January 21st, 2016|Categories: double glazing industry, Market Reports|

Electrochromic Glass To Become a $4.2bn Market By 2023

The glass we use in our windows and doors in the residential and commercial sectors is getting smarter, quickly. It's not just becoming more and more energy efficient, but we as an industry are understanding better how glass can be used to help control the comfort and climate levels in buildings. Home owners are understanding [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:42+01:00December 10th, 2015|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass, Market Reports|

FENSA Reports Full Year Growth

According to data released by FENSA, 2013 was the first year to see full year-on-year growth since 2007, with growth of 4.5% compared to 2012. This will come as yet more welcome news as the industry continues to go from strength to strength in 2014. December 2013 saw a massive jump of 25% in notifications [...]

By |2016-02-02T17:27:39+00:00February 14th, 2014|Categories: double glazing industry, Market Reports|

New Report Highlights Major Change In The Window Industry

Insight Data has published the 2013 Fabricator and Installer Report, which points to major change across fenestration industry. The Report uses data collated during extensive research and interviews carried out with over 15,000 fabricators and installers.  It is the most comprehensive analyse of the fenestration industry. I have included both forms of the graphic, just [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:13+01:00November 18th, 2013|Categories: Insight Data, Market Reports|

>UK Market Report

> Insight Data has released it's UK Market Report for the double glazing industry in 2010: Fabricators: 2010 saw a decline in the number of fabricators: 4552 in total, across all materials. 34% changed their materials. PVCu fabricators declined to 1844 - aluminium fabricators increased in numbers The number of PVCu fabricators dual-sourcing their systems [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:43+01:00February 25th, 2011|Categories: double glazing industry, Market Reports, Stats|
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