Is the commercial window market dead?

With construction levels at a new low, government spending cuts affecting the public sector and major contractors going into administration, it’s no wonder some window and door suppliers are asking: “Is the commercial market dying a death?”

Yet despite the recent difficulties, fabricators and installers should remember the construction industry is still worth almost £100Bn according to the Construction Products Association. Palmer puts a value of £3.5 billion on the window market and winning a slice of this figure is not as hard as you may think.

The Insight Data Architects Database contains the contact details of 15,000 architects and specifiers operating in the building industry. Subscribing to it means you can get your products and services in front of the key influencers early in the design process – making it easier to secure those lucrative commercial contracts.

David Lewis, Insight’s Data Analyst explains: “Targeting architects early on in the specification process can give your company a major advantage over competitors. The Insight Data Architects Database allows you to instantly pinpoint architects specialising in key sectors such as housing, education, health, retail, leisure or commercial and, if necessary, drill down further into sub-sectors such as social housing or schools. So instead of sitting back and waiting for projects to come out of planning – along with all your competitors – you can now get your products in front of architects at an early stage and written into the design.”

Fabricators, installers, systems companies and glazing suppliers involved in all frame materials – upvc, aluminium, timber, and composite / hybrid windows, doors, curtain walling and architectural glazing will all benefit from the architects database.