Raising the roof: Revenue expands despite recent uncertainty caused by the EU referendum

Contractors in the Roofing Activities industry specialise in erecting roofs and installing waterproof coverings. Operators also perform roof repair and maintenance services. The industry is highly fragmented, illustrated by the high number of small-scale and independent contractors. Roofers play an essential role in completing and finishing buildings across the commercial, residential and institutional building markets. In turn, the performance of the industry tends to run procyclical with the level of downstream construction activity.Complex regulation in the construction sector has attracted numerous complaints and was blamed for deterring the entrance of new operators...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£5.3bn
Annual Growth 14-19
8.2%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
29,676
Businesses
8,620
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue growth has slowed due to economic uncertainty caused by the EU referendum
  • The commercial market’s share of industry revenue declined following the EU referendum
  • The housebuilding market is expected to provide the industry with growth opportunities
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Roofing Activities industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years through 2023-24, industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry’s contribution to GDP, is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 3.4%. Meanwhile, the economy is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.7% over the corresponding period. While this indicates that the industry is expected to account for an increasing share of the overall UK economy, IVA growth over the past five-year period has been exacerbated by anomalistic demand trends. Following a period of post-financial crisis austerity, the downstream building construction sector returned to a degree of buoyancy in the years leading up to the EU referendum. In turn, demand for roofing services surged. How...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..

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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
  • Felt and mastic asphalt
  • Metallic and synthetic sheet
  • Specialist services
  • Industry Activities
  • Erecting roofing structures
  • Installing roof coverings
  • Repairing and maintaining roof coverings
  • Treating roofs with spray paint, industrial coating and asphalt
  • Applying roof sealer compounds and cleaning existing roofing materials
  • Installing spouts, duct work, capping and drainage on roofs
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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
  • Raise the roof
  • Commercial volatility
  • Regulatory environment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream conditions
  • Commercial uncertainty
  • Growth opportunities
  • Eco-friendly roofing
  • Table: Roofing Activities Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Roofing Activities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • 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
  • Felt and mastic asphalt
  • Metallic and synthetic sheet
  • 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
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesSubcontractor paymentsWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Roofing Activities

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Roofing Activities Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    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
    Table: Industry Data for the Roofing Activities Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Shingle
  • 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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    • 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
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