The 6th edition of the Flat Roof Waterproofing Market Report – UK 2021-2025 assesses these developments and considers market prospects over the next few years. Up until Covid-19, the market has changed with a greater share taken by single ply and liquid roofing systems.
The report represents an informed and up-to-date review of the UK market for flat roof waterproofing systems:- bitumen felts, single ply, liquid and mastic asphalt.
The impact of Covid-19 has caused an estimated 13% fall in volumes installed of flat roof waterproofing according to the latest market report from AMA Research. Since 2016, the market for flat roofs has grown largely due to an underlying improvement in newbuild and refurbishment output across the schools, higher education, offices, warehousing, infrastructure buildings and apartment sectors. Until the disruption caused by Covid-19, the annual installed area of flat roof waterproofing had been increasing as construction activity across most key end use sectors had grown. However, in 2020 the area installed declined from around 35 million m2 to 30.7 million m2.
Alex Blagden, Senior Research Manager at AMA Research comments on the current state of the flat roof market, “While there are current issues around disruptions to the building materials supply chain, in particular shortages of a wide range of products and materials, and the shortages of roofers, among other trades, over the medium term to 2025, demand for flat roof waterproofing is forecast to increase. 2021 has seen a surge in construction activity as the UK emerges from Covid-19 restrictions and with a trade agreement with the EU now in place, which has seen investor confidence begin to return across the commercial & industrial newbuild sector.”
Brexit and immigration issues have also had an impact on the significant skills shortage among trades and professionals in the construction industry, as a substantial number of workers from EU countries may well have left the UK. The roofing trade is one of the worst affected. Current skill shortage occupations for work visa purposes included no construction trades.
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The market has changed and evolved in recent years with shares taken by single ply and liquid systems having grown. This report assesses these developments and considers the market prospects over the next few years. These appear positive, underpinned by anticipated demand for ‘green’ roofs and online retailers warehousing.
At 75 pages and with 60 charts & tables, this unique report includes a review of the recent market performance, influencing factors and forecasts over the next few years.
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