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Roofing Activities in the UK: Market Research Report

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Roofing Activities Market Research Report | SIC F43.910 | Mar 2017

Well covered: The continuation of government schemes is expected to support industry demand

The Roofing Activities market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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
  • Revenue growth is expected to slow in 2016-17 as uncertainty limits construction activity
  • Slowing demand from residential building construction is expected to limit revenue growth
  • Commercial building activity is expected to remain subdued in the short term following the EU referendum
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Roofing Activities industry specialise in erecting roofs and installing waterproof coverings. They also perform repairs and maintenance services. The industry is highly fragmented, illustrated by the large number of enterprises and the prevalence of smaller operators. Contractors play an essential role in completing and finishing buildings across the commercial, residential and institutional building markets. Because of this, the performance of the industry closely tracks the level of construction activity. The industry has recovered well since 2013-14, although revenue is expected to remain below its pre-recessionary peak.

Complex regulation in the construction sector has attracted numerous complaints and was blamed for deterring the entrance of new operators... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Roofing contractors clad roofs to form waterproof surfaces. This may involve using single-ply thermoplastics, slate, clay or concrete roof tiles or asphalt shingles. Operators are also involved in tile restoration procedures such as changing broken tiles, re-bedding loose ridges and hip capping in cement or flexible acrylic mortar, repairing leaks, applying acrylic or clay tile sealers, and high-pressure water cleaning.

Slate and clay tile roofing

Slate is a type of rock, usually grey in colour that comes from a shale-type sedimentary rock made of volcanic ash or clay. When cut, it forms a flat sheet of stone that is commonly used for roofing and floor tiles. Moreover, it has an extremely low water absorption index of less than 0.4% a.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Roofing Activities Industry

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

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Having a good reputation
  • Management of seasonal production
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from commercial building construction and Demand from residential building construction in the Roofing Activities industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Roofing Activities Industry?

    Operators in the industry specialise in erecting roofs and installing covering materials. The industry also includes companies that carry out repairs and maintenance. It does not cover renting construction machinery and equipment.

    Industry Products
    Slate and clay tile roofingFelt and mastic asphalt roofingMetallic and synthetic sheet roofingSpecialist services
    Industry Activities
    Erecting roofing structuresInstalling roof coverings Repairing and maintaining roof coveringsTreating roofs with spray paint, industrial coating and asphaltApplying roof sealer compounds and cleaning existing roofing materialsInstalling spouts, duct work, capping and drainage on roofs

    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
  • Household expenditure on maintenance and repair
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Mortgage rate
  • Current Performance
  • Skills shortage
  • Frail foundations
  • The residential market
  • Shaping regulations
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand eases
  • Shaky ground
  • Growth opportunities
  • Green roofing
  • Table: Roofing Activities Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Roofing Activities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Building Project Development
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Brick & Tile Manufacturing
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling
  • Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling
  • Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation
  • Products & Services
  • Slate and clay tile roofing
  • Felt and mastic asphalt roofing
  • Metallic and synthetic sheet roofing
  • Specialist services
  • Chart: Roofing Activities Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Public non-residential
  • Industrial
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Roofing Activities 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 Roofing Activities
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Roofing Activities Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Roofing Activities 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 Roofing Activities 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
  • A thin oblong piece of material, usually wood, slate or asphalt, used in overlapping rows to cover the roof or sides of a building.
  • Single-Ply Roofing
  • A roof covering system using a single layer of flexible membrane, often thermoset, modified bitumen or thermoplastic. It is typically used on stadiums and transport terminals.
  • Tender Price
  • The amount a contractor offers to perform work.

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    • 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 Roofing Activities 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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