Image Above: (L-R) Angela Phillips, Alan Little, Martin Rowe, Richard Smith & Mike Davis.
The Commercial Glazing Market Report UK 2015 – 2019 analysis has revealed prospects for growth in the market over the next 4 – 5 years look positive.
Following a period of decline between 2008 and 2011, significant growth in 2014 appears to have been sustained and improved upon in 2015.
Increased activity in the construction office sector has been a major influencer in this growth; and the education sector is also likely to see the number of new projects increasing from 2016 onwards.
Jerry Webb, MD of specialist aluminium fabricator CDW Systems, says the report’s findings spell good news for aluminium suppliers and the construction industry as a whole.
He commented: “The rise in new projects in the commercial market will see higher demand for aluminium products. It will also help attract interest and investment from developers overseas keen to get involved in a booming market, which in turn has a positive impact on the UK economy.”
In terms of product sectors, the report stated the largest segment by value is commercial windows, followed by curtain walling and ground floor treatments.
Jerry says the report’s findings suggest the commercial market is on a fast track to recovery after reduced activity from 2012 – 2013, and hopes aluminium can now find equal footing in the domestic sector.
He comments: “Aluminium has always been the material of choice in the commercial market and it’s fantastic to see such positive findings from the report. At the same time we have been very vocal about the lack of use of aluminium in the domestic market and are campaigning to promote the benefits of bringing this material into mainstream projects such as new build housing.”
CDW Systems has been operating for twenty two years as an aluminium specialist, manufacturing and supplying a wide range of windows, doors, shop and curtain walling, using some of the leading aluminium profile systems on the market today including SAPA, ALUK and Smarts.