BETWEEN THE RECENT uplift to Part L of the Building Regulations and the ongoing energy crisis, rising consumer interest in solar roofing solutions is providing new opportunities for trade contractors.
This is according to the latest data from Building Superstore, the dedicated trade account service of online builders’ merchant CMO Group PLC.
Shining a Light on Solar
Growing awareness of the benefits of solar roofing systems has led to an increase in sales, with many contractors undertaking the installation of this new roofing innovation on new build housing projects that are now required to be more energy-efficient in their design.
However further data from Building Superstore’s sister site Roofing Superstore, which has a large proportion of homeowners within its customer base, suggests that there are also plenty of opportunities for contractors to tap in the domestic refurbishment market too by offering their skills and technical expertise on routine roofing renovation jobs.
Solar Roofing Solutions
Rob Martin, Head of Trade at Building Superstore, said: “Our solar roofing systems are proving very popular with consumers but our advice, and that of the manufacturers that we work with, is always that the installation is carried out by a competent roofer.
“We know from our sister site Roofing Superstore that customer enquiries have increased, and this presents a real opportunity for our trade customers to step in and step up. Most of the enquiries are coming from homeowners who are proactively looking at ways to reduce their energy bills but there is also a large proportion of customers who are looking to replace or renovate their existing roofs and are unsure whether solar roof panels are right for them”.
“The interest is clearly there, and over at Building Superstore, we are supporting our trade customers so when they do find an opportunity, we have the products, technical expertise and customer service to support them in pitching for this type of work and successfully delivering it.”
Building Superstore offers access to a wide range of solar roofing systems and accessories, including Marley Solar Roof Tile kits. The real benefit however is the technical advice and customer support that is on hand, with each Building Superstore account holder given full support from the start of their order, right through to delivery and after-sales care.
Want to know more?
Take a look at the full range of solutions available and discover the benefits of a trade account at the Building Superstore website.
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