A new report highlights installer optimism surrounding the sash window market, with 88% of installers expecting more sash window jobs in 2015, and 65% feeling sash window jobs are more profitable than casements, according to the latest study into the market by Roseview Windows.
Working alongside industry data specialists Insight Data, Roseview recently questioned more than 10,000 installers, asking their opinions on sash windows and gauging their confidence in the market.
Aside from concluding that the majority of installers expect the market to continue to grow, the survey also revealed that 69% buy in sash windows with run-through sash horns and 50% with mechanical joints.
The move to these specialised conservation features reportedly goes hand in hand with the growth in the heritage market, where authentic aesthetics are especially important. 65% of installers said they had installed PVC-U sash windows in a conservation area.
Mike Bygrave, marketing manager of Roseview Windows, commented:
“As a specialist sash window fabricator, Roseview have a vested interested in the future of the market, so we decided to team up with Insight Data and gauge industry opinion.
“The latest Palmer Market Report announced that the market had grown by 15%, but we wanted to go into more depth and hear the views of installers selling sash windows at the sharp end. It was fascinating to read the responses and overall the answers were very positive.”
If you would like to discuss the market report in more detail, contact Roseview on 01234 712657.