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Glazing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Glazing Market Research Report | SIC F43.342 | Oct 2016

Clear position: Industry revenue growth is expected to slow but remain consistent

IBISWorld’s Glazing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The Glazing industry has exhibited strong growth following a boom in 2013-14
  • Large-scale skyscraper projects have boosted demand significantly in recent years
  • Research indicates that the main reason households replace windows is to improve energy efficiency
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Glazing industry comprises companies and independent contractors that are primarily engaged in the installation of glass and glass products for residential, public and commercial buildings, as well as maintenance and repairs. At the start of the five-year period through 2016-17, an uncertain economic recovery and poor demand conditions from both residential and commercial construction led to volatile industry revenue. Since 2013-14 the industry has turned a corner and has grown consistently as construction demand has stabilised. Despite a continued lack of skilled labour restricting further growth, current operating conditions are considerably better than they have been for some time. The industry is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.6%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The principal activity of the Glazing industry is the installation or repair of glass for windows, doors and mirrors. This excludes the installation of prefabricated or modular window and door units, which are typically installed by joinery contractors. Construction projects can range from small-scale jobs in residential properties to large-scale projects for corporation buildings.

General installation services

The industry derives approximately 56% of its revenue from the provision of general installation services, which include the installation of windows, mirrors, shower screens, storefront windows, decorative glass room dividers and skylights. Thi.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Glazing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Glazing Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from commercial building construction and Demand from residential building construction in the Glazing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Glazing Industry?

    Operators in the industry are mainly engaged in the installation of glass and glass products such as glass panels and mirrors (i.e. glazing work). Industry activities may involve new work, additions, tinting glass, maintenance and repairs. This industry excludes the installation of unglazed window frames.

    Industry Products
    General installation servicesEmergency repairs and maintenanceCurtain wall installationTinting and laminating glassOther services
    Industry Activities
    Curtain wall installation, maintenance and repairGlass panel and screen installation and repairShop front glass panel and door installation and repairLeadlight and stained glass installation and repairGlass laminating and tinting Mirror installationMinor glass product fabricationConservatory replacement services

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Capital expenditure on dwellings
  • Real household disposable income
  • Business confidence index
  • Current Performance
  • Windows of opportunity
  • The commercial sector
  • Skills shortage
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Government policies
  • Efficient lobbying
  • Polishing up
  • Table: Glazing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Glazing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Architectural Activities
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling
  • Flat Glass Manufacturing
  • Flat Glass Shaping & Processing
  • Metal Door & Window Manufacturing
  • Mining, Construction & Civil Engineering Machinery Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • General installation services
  • Curtain wall installation
  • Emergency repairs and maintenance
  • Tinting and laminating glass
  • Other services
  • Chart: Glazing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial office buildings
  • Other commercial buildings
  • Public non-residential buildings
  • New housing
  • Existing housing
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Glazing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Labour costs
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Glazing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Glazing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Glazing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Glazing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • To file or shape the square edge on an object, typically a mirror, to create a sloping edge.
  • Building Envelope
  • The physical separator between a building's interior and exterior, consisting of walls, floors, doors, roofs and windows.
  • Curtain Wall
  • A building facade that is designed to resist air and water infiltration and wind forces. It often consists of glass panels and does not carry a dead load from the building other than its own weight.
  • Fenestration
  • The placement of windows and other openings in a building.
  • Upvc
  • Unplasticised polvinyl chloride. A rigid, chemically resistant form of plastic used for making window frames and other structures.

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    This report on Glazing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Glazing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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