Over the threshold: There is strong competition from substitute wood and PVCu products

The Metal Door and Window Manufacturing industry is subject to intense competition from substitute products made from wood and PVCu, and these substitute products have become more popular in recent years, causing the proportion of doors and windows made from metal in the United Kingdom to decline over the past decade. In 2017-18 the industry is estimated to generate revenue of £2.2 billion, up by 0.5% on the previous year due to higher total building investment and more favourable lending conditions. The Help to Buy scheme has been particularly important in increasing demand, as it has facilitated home ownership for those that may otherwise have been unable to get on the housing ladder, and thereby stimulated housing starts...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£2bn
Annual Growth 13-18
2.1%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
18,244
Businesses
1,233
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Construction growth is expected to be limited by uncertainty since the EU referendum
  • A rising population has driven steady demand from residential construction
  • The weak point is expected to boost exports but have a negative effect on margins
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Metal Door and Window Manufacturing industry has a low capital equipment requirement, reflecting the high demand for labour for installation and marketing as well as precision and skill required at certain stages of the manufacturing process, although specialist machinery is also required. IBISWorld estimates that for every £1.00 spent on capital, industry operators spend £14.68 on wages. Given the precision needed to manufacture windows and doors, the industry requires specialist tools and equipment in order to fulfil customer requirements and avoid mistakes. Industry manufacturers often contain their  capital expenses by renting or leasing much of the required machinery and vehicles...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Metal Door & Window Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Metal Door & Window Manufacturing Industry are

  • Effective cost controls
  • Ability to manage external (outsourcing) contracts
  • Automation - reduces costs, particularly those associated with labour
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Demand from commercial building construction in the Metal Door & Window Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Metal Door & Window Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry includes firms that manufacture metal doors, windows and frames. Industry operators also manufacture window shutters and gates, security doors and metal room partitions. The industry also includes companies that install and repair metal windows, doors, gates, shutters and partitions.

    Industry Products
  • Metal doors and frames
  • Metal windows and frames
  • Metal shutters, gates and partitions
  • Installation and repair
  • Industry Activities
  • Steel and aluminium door and frame
  • Steel and aluminium window and frame
  • Metal shutter
  • Metal gate
  • Metal room partition
  • Window, door, gate, shutter and partition installation and repair
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Business confidence index
  • Population
  • Demand from security system services
  • Official bank rate

  • Current Performance
  • Industry foundations
  • Opening up
  • Populating homes
  • A foot in the door
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction demand
  • Leaving the European Union
  • Troubling exchange
  • Window of opportunity
  • Table: Metal Door & Window Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Metal Door & Window Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminium Production
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Metal doors and frames
  • Metal windows and frames
  • Installation and repair
  • Metal shutters, gates and partitions
  • Chart: Metal Door & Window Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • New housing construction
  • Non-residential building
  • Housing repair and maintenance
  • Infrastructure construction
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Metal Door & Window Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Metal Door & Window Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Metal Door & Window Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Kone plc,
  • Table: Kone plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Metal Door & Window Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Metal Door & Window Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Autowalk
  • A moving walkway. Also known as a travelator.
  • Help To Buy
  • A government scheme aimed at extending mortgage borrowing.
  • Pvcu
  • Stands for polyvinyl chloride (un-plasticised), which is used to make windows and doors.
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