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Wall Cladding Market Report - UK 2012-2016 Analysis

Abstract

INTRODUCTION and OVERVIEW

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AMA Research are pleased to announce the publication of the 8th edition of the report 'Wall Cladding Market Report - UK 2012-2016 Analysis'. Incorporating original input and secondary research, this report represents an up to date and informed review of the market and the report provides an analysis of the following categories:

  • Facing clay and concrete bricks
  • Profiled sheets & composite panels
  • Rendered blockwork
  • Insulated render systems
  • Artificial stone products
  • Curtain wall
  • Precast concrete panels
  • Other fascias e.g. timber, metal cassettes, high pressure laminates, terracotta tiles, copper & zinc sheeting, fibre cement sheeting, natural stone etc.

The sector has experienced a volatile period, with sales falling in 2008-09. However, there has been a marginal increase in demand in late 2010 and 2011, underpinned by moderate improvements in investor confidence and increased levels of activity in certain sectors - most notably housebuilding and London commercial office sectors in 2011. While short term prospects in 2012/13 remain volatile, the sector is expected to show some growth in the medium term, though there will be significant variations between cladding materials.

A key area of opportunity is likely to be in refurbishment (overcladding and re-cladding), mainly in the industrial, education and social housing sectors, underpinned by building insulation requirements - and further refinements of the impending Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) initiatives. The report reviews future prospects up to 2016, with forecasts of market developments and key drivers influencing performance.

Of particular interest:

  • Analysis of key product / material groups in terms of area installed. Split by material types where appropriate, variations in performance.
  • Forecasts of construction output by end use sector 2012 -2016.
  • Review of key end use sectors & distribution channels.
  • Leading suppliers and market share estimates in the key product/material sectors.
  • Market forecasts for key product sectors up to 2016.

Some of the companies featured include:

A. Steadman & Sons, Acheson and Glover, Aggregate Industries, Alumasc Facades, Ash and Lacy Building Systems, Besblock, Blyweert Beaufort Aluminium (BBA), Bovingdon Brickworks, Brickability, C A Building Products, Carlton Main Brickworks, CemBrit, CEMEX UK, CEP Group, CGL Systems, Coverworld UK, Dryvit UK, Euro Clad, Eurobond Laminates, Firth Steels, Formica UK, Forticrete, Hanson Building Products, Hydro Building Systems, Ibstock Brick, IKON Aluminium Solutions, Interfuse, James & Taylor, Kawneer UK, Kilwaughter Chemical Company, Kingspan Insulated Panels, Lignacite, Malling Pre-cast, Marley Eternit, Metal Technology, Michelmersh Brick & Tile Company, Northcot Brick, Parex Ltd, PD Edenhall, Permarock Products, Plasmor, Plean Precast, Powerwall, Raeburn Brick, Remmers UK, Reynaers, RigiSystems, Saint-Gobain Weber, Schüco International, Sto Ltd, Tarmac Topblock, Tata Steel Panels and Profiles, Taylor Maxwell & Co, Techrete (UK), Telling Architectural, The Marble Mosaic Company, Thomas Armstrong (Concrete Blocks), TI Tiles International, Trespa UK, Umicore Marketing Services UK, Wetherby Building Systems,Wienerberger.

Key areas covered in the report include:

TOTAL MARKET OVERVIEW

  • Total wall cladding market 2007 - 2011 - market analysis by area installed, key market drivers e.g. general newbuild output levels; legislation etc
  • Assessment of recent trends in key end-user markets and impact on wall cladding including construction output 2007 - 2011. Individual sections for: - housebuilding output and forecasts, offices, industrial, leisure, education, retail and healthcare,
  • Forecasts for wall cladding market by area installed 2012 - 2016 and underlying factors.
  • Construction forecasts for key end-use sectors 2012 - 2016; assessment of potential market drivers including new orders, The Green Deal and Energy Company Obligations.

PRODUCT MIX

  • Market mix by product types at 'headline' level by area installed 2011.
  • Typical end use mixes for each material type and split by broad end-use application by area installed - housing/non-housing, new build/RMI etc. as appropriate.
  • Main product sectors covered: - Facing Bricks, Rendered Blockwork, Insulated Render Systems, Metal Profiled & Composite Panels, Artificial Stone, Architectural Precast Concrete Panels, Insulated Render Systems, Curtain Wall, Other (specialist flat sheet materials e.g. HPL, fibre cement, calcium silicate; zinc, aluminium, copper; brick slips, hanging tiles, terracotta tiles; natural stone; ceramic granite, weatherboarding & timber.
  • For each main product group: Definitions - what the section includes and excludes, Market size and trends - market size in 2007-2011, assessment of product performance, key areas of application,
  • Forecasts for main product groups 2012-2016 - by area installed, identification of market drivers, growth/declining sectors, opportunities and threats

SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION

  • Review of supply and distribution structures - Clay Facing Bricks, Renders & Insulated Render Systems, Metal Profiled & Composite Panels, Masonry Facing Products (i.e. artificial stone, architectural precast concrete panels & precast concrete blocks), Curtain Wall, Other Cladding Products (e.g. specialist flat sheet materials e.g. HPL, fibre cement, calcium silicate; zinc, aluminium, copper; brick slips, hanging tiles, terracotta tiles; natural stone; ceramic granite, weatherboarding & timber)
  • Channel mixes - where possible assessment of product distribution channels & identification of key manufacturers/suppliers and market shares
  • Manufacturer / supplier reviews - clay brick manufacturers, distributors & factors; profiled steel & composite panel manufacturers; curtain wall systems suppliers & leading contractors; renders & insulated render systems suppliers; cast stone & precast concrete panel manufacturers; concrete block manufacturers; importers / distributors of rainscreen cladding systems etc.

SUMMARY OF REPORT CONTENTS

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Including facing bricks, rendered block and insulated render systems, we estimate that the total installed wall cladding area declined from over 50m sq m in 2007 to 37 m sq m within three years, before levelling out in 2010-12. The downturn in the housebuilding, industrial and commercial new work markets has impacted heavily on demand for most cladding products and materials, in particular the largest groups - facing bricks, rendered block, cast stone, metal panels and curtain wall. However, in the private housebuilding sector, there has been a marked shift away from flats construction back towards houses. This has fed through to an increase in demand for facing bricks and other materials used for cladding houses.

The marginal recovery in 2010 and 2011 has mainly been due to improvements in the private housebuilding and Central London office sectors, sustained demand from the public sector and growing demand from the waste management and energy construction markets. Over the medium term, we expect to see only marginal growth at best. The expected recovery in commercial office construction has not fully materialised, with fears about the Euro Zone crisis and other macro-economic and political issues undermining investor confidence, particularly in high-value 'skyscraper' projects in Central London. At the start of 2012, two of the largest projects have been put on hold. The beleaguered retail sector is not expected to show any recovery for a while yet, as exemplified by the marked lack of shopping mall projects in the 2012 development pipeline. Cuts to public sector capital investment will start to have more of an impact from 2012 compared to 2011, with demand for cladding on schools, university, MoD and healthcare newbuild markets expected to show significant decline.

Key opportunities could be in refurbishment, partly driven by the Green Deal and Energy Companies Obligations (ECO), due for implementation in October and December 2012 respectively. However, many leaders and organisations in the construction industry have expressed reservations about the proposals in their current form, and our forecasts indicate that the impact on the cladding market will be relatively slow to take off. Other potential market drivers could be increased demand for cladding products from the waste management, recycling and renewable energy sectors.

Clay, and to a much lesser extent concrete, facing bricks still constitute the largest product group, despite the impact of the downturn in housebuilding. The other main types of cladding used on private housebuilding developments are rendered blockwork and artificial stone. Standard rendering and insulated render systems are used extensively on social housing newbuild and refurbishment and in areas exposed to higher than average rainfall and strong winds e.g. Scotland.

After brickwork, steel and aluminium profiled and composite wall panels comprise the second largest product group, the key areas of demand being; warehousing, out-of-town retail 'sheds', waste management and utilities facilities and industrial units. The impact of the recession on the retail and industrial sectors has fed through to reduced demand for metal cladding.

With so many different types of cladding products on the market, the supply base is highly fragmented, although there is a high degree of market concentration in some sectors.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS and LIST OF TABLES & CHARTS

1 INTRODUCTION

  • 1.1 INTRODUCTION
  • 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION

2 SUMMARY

3 ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT

  • 3.1 GDP
  • 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES
  • 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT
  • 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION
  • 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION
  • 3.6 STERLING
  • 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE
  • 3.8 CONCLUSIONS

4 THE MARKET

  • 4.1 MARKET DEFINITION
  • 4.2 MARKET SIZE
    • 4.2.1 Construction Output
    • 4.2.2 Market Forecasts

5 PRODUCT MIX

  • 5.1 FACING BRICKS
  • 5.2 PROFILED & INSULATED METAL PANELS
  • 5.3 RENDERED BLOCKWORK
  • 5.4 INSULATED RENDER SYSTEMS
  • 5.5 ARTIFICIAL STONE CLADDING
  • 5.6 ARCHITECTURAL PRECAST PANELS
  • 5.7 CURTAIN WALL
  • 5.8 OTHER CLADDING MATERIALS
    • 5.8.1 Flat Sheets
    • 5.8.2 Clay Specialist Cladding Products
    • 5.8.3 Metal Cassette Panels & Non-Ferrous Metal Sheeting
    • 5.8.4 Weatherboarding & Shakes
    • 5.8.5 Timber cladding
    • 5.8.6 Natural stone

6 SUPPLY & DISTRIBUTION

  • 6.1 CLAY FACING BRICKS
  • 6.2 METAL PROFILED AND COMPOSITE PANELS
  • 6.3 MASONRY FACING PRODUCTS
  • 6.4 CURTAIN WALL
  • 6.5 RENDER & INSULATED RENDER PRODUCTS
  • 6.6 OTHER CLADDING PRODUCTS

TABLES AND CHARTS

  • CHART 1 UK WALL CLADDING MARKET BY AREA INSTALLED (MILLION SQ M) 2007-2016
  • CHART 2 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 1992-2016
  • CHART 3 PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 1992-2016
  • TABLE 4 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2006-2012 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES
  • CHART 5 AGE DISTRIBUTION OF THE RESIDENT UK POPULATION MID-2008 ('000)
  • TABLE 6 UK WALL CLADDING MARKET AREA INSTALLED SQ M 2007 -2011
  • TABLE 7 CONSTRUCTION NEW WORK OUTPUT 2007 TO 2011 - BY VALUE BY SECTOR (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES)
  • TABLE 8 HOUSE BUILDING COMPLETIONS 1998-2009 - UNITED KINGDOM ('000 DWELLINGS BY SECTOR)
  • CHART 9 HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS - % MIX BY HOUSES / FLATS ENGLAND 2001-2011
  • TABLE 10 UK FORECASTS - WALL CLADDING MARKET AREA INSTALLED SQ M 2011 -2016
  • CHART 11 NON DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT GROWTH FORECASTS 2006 TO 2015 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES)
  • TABLE 12 MAIN WORKS NEW ORDERS - SEASONALLY ADJUSTED INDEX NUMBERS (CONSTANT 2005 PRICES) Q1-Q4 2010 AND Q1-Q4 2011 BY SECTOR
  • TABLE 13 CONSTRUCTION FORECAST NEW WORK OUTPUT 2011 TO 2015 - BY VALUE BY SECTOR (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES)
  • CHART 14 HOUSING CONSTRUCTION STARTS & COMPLETIONS AND FORECASTS 2005 TO 2015 BY VOLUME
  • TABLE 15 MAJOR HEALTHCARE CAPITAL PROJECTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE AT Q4 2011 (BY STATUS AND CAPITAL VALUE)
  • CHART 16 UK WALL CLADDING MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE BY AREA INSTALLED (BRICKS, BLOCKS, METAL PANELS, INSULATED RENDER, CURTAIN WALL, ARTIFICIAL STONE ETC)
  • CHART 17 UK MARKET FOR FACING BRICKS % END USE MIX BY AREA INSTALLED (HOUSING / NON-HOUSING, NEW BUILD / RMI)
  • TABLE 18 UK MARKET FOR FACING BRICKS BY AREA INSTALLED ('000 SQ M) 2007 - 2011
  • TABLE 19 FORECASTS FOR FACING BRICKS BY AREA INSTALLED ('000 SQ M) 2012 - 2016
  • TABLE 20 UK MARKET FOR PROFILED & COMPOSITE METAL WALL PANELS BY AREA INSTALLED ('000 SQ M) 2007 - 2011
  • CHART 21 UK MARKET FOR COMPOSITE WALL PANELS - END USE MIX 2011
  • CHART 22 UK MARKET FOR BUILT UP PROFILED METAL WALL PANELS - ESTIMATED END USE MIX (COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL, NEW BUILD / RMI) 2011
  • TABLE 23 FORECASTS FOR PROFILED & COMPOSITE METAL WALL PANELS BY AREA INSTALLED ('000 SQ M) 2012 - 2016
  • CHART 24 UK MARKET FOR RENDERED BLOCKWORK - TYPICAL END USE MIX BY AREA INSTALLED BY REGION
  • CHART 25 UK MARKET FOR RENDERED BLOCKWORK - TYPICAL END USE MIX BY AREA INSTALLED BY APPLICATION - HOUSING, COMMERCIAL / PUBLIC SECTOR
  • TABLE 26 UK MARKET FOR RENDERED BLOCKWORK BY AREA INSTALLED ('000 SQ M) 2007 -2011
  • TABLE 27 FORECASTS FOR RENDERED BLOCKWORK BY AREA INSTALLED ('000 SQ M) 2012 -2016
  • CHART 28 INSULATED RENDER SYSTEMS -TYPICAL END USE MIX (COMMERCIAL, PRIVATE HOUSING, SOCIAL HOUSING)
  • TABLE 29 UK MARKET FOR INSULATED RENDER SYSTEMS BY AREA INSTALLED (MILLION SQ M) 2007 -2011
  • TABLE 30 FORECASTS FOR INSULATED RENDER SYSTEMS BY AREA INSTALLED (MILLION SQ M) 2012 -2016
  • CHART 31 CAST STONE CLADDING -TYPICAL END USE MIX BY AREA INSTALLED PRIVATE, SOCIAL HOUSING, COMMERCIAL - NEW BUILD / REFURBISHMENT
  • TABLE 32 UK MARKET FOR ARTIFICIAL STONE CLADDING BY AREA INSTALLED ('000 SQ M) 2007 -2011
  • TABLE 33 FORECASTS FOR ARTIFICIAL STONE CLADDING BY AREA INSTALLED ('000 SQ M) 2012 -2016
  • CHART 34 ARCHITECTURAL PRECAST PANELS -TYPICAL END USE MIX BY AREA INSTALLED (COMMERCIAL/PUBLIC SECTOR NEW BUILD, RMI, HIGH RISE RESIDENTIAL NEW BUILD)
  • CHART 35 UK CURTAIN WALL MARKET -BY TYPE BY INSTALLATION VALUE
  • TABLE 36 UK MARKET FOR CURTAIN WALL BY AREA INSTALLED ('000 SQ M) 2007 -2011
  • CHART 37 UK CURTAIN WALL MARKET - END USE MIX BY AREA INSTALLED (COMMERCIAL, RETAIL / LEISURE, EDUCATION /HEALTHCARE, RESIDENTIAL / MIXED USE ETC) 2011
  • TABLE 38 FORECASTS FOR CURTAIN WALL BY AREA INSTALLED ('000 SQ M) 2012 -2016
  • TABLE 39 MAIN 'OTHER' / NICHE CLADDING MATERIALS - ESTIMATED AREAS INSTALLED 2011
  • CHART 40 UK WEATHERBOARDING MARKET END USER MIX (HOUSING NEW BUILD, RMI, NON-HOUSING)
  • CHART 41 UK TIMBER CLADDING MARKET - END USE MIX BY AREA INSTALLED (COMMERCIAL NEW BUILD, RMI, HOUSING)
  • CHART 42 UK NATURAL STONE CLADDING MARKET - END USE MIX BY AREA INSTALLED (COMMERCIAL NEW BUILD, RMI, PRIVATE HOUSING NEW BUILD/RMI)
  • CHART 43 UK DISTRIBUTION MIX BY VALUE FOR CLAY BRICKS & OTHER CLAY CLADDING PRODUCTS
  • CHART 44 UK MARKET FOR FACING BRICKS - KEY SUPPLIERS % MARKET SHARES
  • CHART 45 UK MARKET FOR DENSE & LIGHTWEIGHT BLOCKS KEY SUPPLIERS % SHARES BY VALUE
  • CHART 46 ALUMINIUM GLAZING SYSTEMS - KEY SUPPLIER SHARES
  • TABLE 47 PRINCIPAL EUROPEAN & OTHER FOREIGN BESPOKE COMMERCIAL GLAZING CONTRACTORS IN THE UK
  • TABLE 48 MISCELLANEOUS NICHE CLADDING PRODUCTS - KEY MANUFACTURERS & SUPPLIERS
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