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Plumbing - UK - September 2018

“Plumbing products are highly reliant on the R&M market, though new construction growth is also boosting demand and legislation is a determinant in the heating sectors. Against these positive influences, increases to interest rates and the potential for house price inflation/moving activity to dampen following Brexit will reduce the level of market growth.”
– Terry Leggett, Senior Analyst

This report looks at the following areas:

  • Climate change targets slipping
  • The Brexit issue

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Table of contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Covered in this Report
      • Executive Summary

          • The market
            • Steady growth
              • Figure 1: The market for plumbing products, 2013-17
            • Different influences in different sectors
              • Figure 2: Segmentation of the plumbing products market, 2017 (£ million)
            • Central heating – government intervention distorts demand pattern
              • Figure 3: Residential heating market, 2013-17
            • Commercial heating – different influences
              • Figure 4: Commercial heating market, 2013-17
            • Bathroom products – a buoyant sector
              • Figure 5: Bathroom products market, 2013-17
            • Kitchens – growth continuing
              • Figure 6: Kitchen plumbing product sales, 2013-17
            • Tubes and pipes – material changes
              • Figure 7: Tubes and Pipes market, by type, 2013-17
            • Major market drivers
              • Market prospects
                • Figure 8: Forecast plumbing products market, 2018-22
              • Companies and brands
                • A highly international set of sectors
                  • What we think
                  • Issues and Insights

                    • Climate change targets slipping
                      • The facts
                        • The implications
                          • The Brexit issue
                            • The facts
                              • The implications
                              • The Market – What You Need to Know

                                • R&M dominates the market
                                  • Central heating – the exception
                                    • New build – only buoyant by recent comparison
                                      • Figure 9: UK private sector housing completions, 1978-2017
                                  • Market Size

                                    • A growing market
                                      • Figure 10: The market for plumbing products, 2013-17
                                  • Market Segmentation – Overview

                                    • Many separate markets
                                      • Figure 11: Segmentation of the plumbing products market, 2017 (£ million)
                                  • Market Segmentation – Domestic Central Heating

                                    • Government policy is an important market driver
                                        • Figure 12: Residential heating market, 2013-17
                                      • Market segmentation
                                        • Product segmentation
                                          • Figure 13: Product segmentation in the domestic central heating market, 2017 (£ million)
                                      • Market Segmentation – Commercial Heating

                                        • Steady growth
                                          • Figure 14: Commercial heating market, 2013-17
                                        • Product segmentation
                                          • Figure 15: Segmentation of the commercial heating products market, 2017 (£ million)
                                          • Figure 16: Main heating fuel for non-domestic buildings, 2011-15
                                      • Market Segmentation – Bathrooms

                                        • A buoyant market
                                          • Figure 17: Bathroom products market, 2013-17
                                        • Market segmentation
                                          • Figure 18: Market segmentation bathroom equipment, 2017
                                        • Product segmentation
                                          • Figure 19: Product segmentation bathroom equipment, 2017
                                          • Figure 20: Product segmentation sanitary ware/toilet ware, 2017 (£ million)
                                          • Figure 21: Product segmentation showers and shower enclosures, 2017 (£ million)
                                          • Figure 22: Product segmentation bathroom accessories, 2017 (£ million)
                                      • Market Segmentation – Kitchens

                                        • A growth market
                                            • Figure 23: Kitchen furniture sales, 2012-17
                                          • Plumbing products
                                            • Figure 24: Kitchen plumbing product sales, 2013-17
                                        • Market Segmentation – Tubes and Pipes

                                          • Copper and plastic
                                              • Figure 25: Tubes and Pipes market, by type, 2013-17
                                          • Market Forecast

                                            • The market prospects
                                                • Figure 26: Forecast plumbing products market, 2018-22
                                              • Market segmentation
                                                  • Figure 27: Forecast segmentation of plumbing products market, 2018-22
                                              • The Impact of the Economy

                                                • GDP
                                                  • Figure 28: UK GDP quarterly development, by sector, 2004-18
                                                  • Figure 29: Forecast GDP development, 2017-22
                                                • Interest rates
                                                  • House prices
                                                    • Figure 30: Annual house price rates of change, by type of property, 2006-18
                                                • Market Trends

                                                  • Kitchens and bathrooms – a lifestyle statement
                                                    • Declining property sizes
                                                      • Figure 31: Average house sizes, 1930-2018
                                                      • Figure 32: Average Room sizes, 1930-2018
                                                    • En-suite
                                                      • Fashion trends
                                                        • Kitchens
                                                          • Bathrooms
                                                          • Market Drivers

                                                            • Housing stock
                                                              • Figure 33: UK households, 1991-2017 (million)
                                                            • Home ownership
                                                              • Figure 34: UK home ownership, 2006-17
                                                            • Housing transactions
                                                              • Figure 35: Residential property transactions, by country, 2013-17 (000 dwellings)
                                                            • New housebuilding
                                                              • Figure 36: New Housebuilding construction activity 2013-17 Actual and 2018-22 forecast
                                                            • New public non-residential
                                                              • Figure 37: Public non-residential new construction activity 2013-17 Actual and 2018-22 forecast
                                                              • Figure 38: Segmentation of new public non-residential construction, 2013-17 (£ million)
                                                            • New private industrial
                                                              • Figure 39: Private industrial new construction activity 2013-17 Actual and 2018-22 forecast
                                                              • Figure 40: Segmentation of new private industrial construction, 2013-17 (£ million)
                                                            • New private commercial
                                                              • Figure 41: Private commercial new construction activity 2013-17 Actual and 2018-22 forecast
                                                              • Figure 42: Segmentation of new private commercial construction, 2013-17 (£ million)
                                                          • Companies and Brands – What You Need to Know

                                                            • Major brands – discreet sectors
                                                              • An international industry
                                                                • Complex distribution
                                                                • Industry Structure

                                                                  • Plumbing
                                                                    • Figure 43: Development of companies in plumbing and heat and air conditioning installation, 2012-17
                                                                    • Figure 44: Structure of the companies in the plumbing and heat and air conditioning installation industry, 2017 (Number of Businesses)
                                                                    • Figure 45: Segmentation of work undertaken in the plumbing and heat and air conditioning installation industry, by number of employees, 2017 (£ million)
                                                                  • Heating
                                                                      • Figure 46: Structure of the central heating radiators and boilers industry, 2013-17
                                                                    • Bathroom products
                                                                      • Figure 47: Structure of the ceramic sanitary fixture industry, 2013-17
                                                                      • Figure 48: Structure of the other fabricated metal products industry, 2013-17
                                                                      • Figure 49: Structure of the other plastic building products industry, 2013-17
                                                                    • Kitchen furniture
                                                                      • Figure 50: Structure of the kitchen furniture industry, 2013-17
                                                                  • Competitive Strategies

                                                                    • Bathroom fixtures – international production, local brands
                                                                      • Branding also strong in heating
                                                                        • Acquisitions
                                                                          • Norcros buys Merlyn
                                                                            • Legacy material substitution
                                                                              • The Polypipe strategy
                                                                              • Company Profiles

                                                                                • Bathroom fixtures
                                                                                  • Heating
                                                                                    • Fittings and pipes
                                                                                    • Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

                                                                                        • Abbreviations
                                                                                          • Methodology
                                                                                          • Further Sources and Contacts

                                                                                            • Trade associations
                                                                                              • Trade magazines
                                                                                                • Trade events

                                                                                                Plumbing - UK - September 2018

                                                                                                £995.00 (Excl.Tax)