The overall UK construction market has remained resilient in spite of rising political uncertainty and some fundamental macro-economic challenges.

Even within this challenging environment, there remains sustained demand for value-adding, engineered solutions such as those proposed by Polypipe.

The UK construction market

Trends

What this means for Polypipe

Our portfolio

The UK demand drivers

Residential

Property transactions

UK house price inflation

RM&I Sector

Public housing activity

Commercial sector output

Infrastructure sector output

Opportunities

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Sustained new build activity

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Solutions that reduce the requirement for onsite labour (e.g dry verge roofing)

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Prefabricated solutions

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Value-added solutions (e.g air quality carbon filtration)

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Continued demand for resilient infrastructure solutions to cope with consequences of extreme weather (e.g. SuDs)

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Continued substitution against legacy materials (e.g. 750mm and 900mm corrugated pipe against concrete)

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Smart monitoring and remote controls (e.g smart roof)

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Key Differentiators

  • Investment in product development and innovation
  • Focus on sustainability and building a world-class sustainable business
  • Long-standing customer relationships
  • Manufacturing scale, productivity and logistics efficiency
  • Intellectual property and expertise that can be leveraged across different geographies
  • Value-added engineered solutions
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Balanced sales split and market exposure

Polypipe has a balanced mix of business that covers the Residential, Commercial and Infrastructure construction sectors; and within each of these, the activities of New Build and Repair, Maintenance and Improvement (RM&I) sub-sectors.

This broad exposure across the sectors provides a counter-cyclical balance to the more volatile peaks and troughs of the new-build cycle, and provides even further opportunity for Polypipe to provide effective solutions to new and emerging legislation, substitute legacy building materials, and therefore to deliver above-market growth.

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