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 Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of construction activity generally corresponds with the distribution of economic activity and population, along with trends in new construction activity.
The South East and London
The South East accounts for an estimated 17.3% of industry establishments, which outweighs the region's share of the UK population (13.7%) but reflects the high level of construction activity in this region. A significant amount of domestic and commercial construction activity occurs in the South East, with the region in easy reach of London. Those that work in the capital are able to commute with ease to the South East and houses are cheaper. A lot of companies also have second offices in this region. Thi.. purchase to read more