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Everything you need to make the right decisions

Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Plumbing market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.

Mintel has the answers you’re looking for

What are the key challenges facing the industry? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?

Covered in this report

For the purposes of this report, the UK domestic central heating market has been defined as follows:

  • Boilers
  • Radiators
  • Heat Controls
  • Pumps

The UK commercial heating market has been defined as follows:

  • Commercial Boilers
  • Steel Radiators
  • Other Radiators
  • Heat Emitters
  • Warm Air Heaters
  • Radiant Heaters

The UK bathroom and sanitary ware market has been defined as follows:

  • Baths
  • Sanitary ware
  • Sinks
  • Taps & Mixers
  • Showers
  • Bathroom Accessories

The UK tubes, pipes and fittings market for plumbing has been defined as follows:

  • Copper Tube
  • Copper Fittings
  • Plastic Pressure Pipes & Fittings
  • Plastic Non-Pressure Pipes & Fittings

Company Profiles

  • Ideal Standard (UK)
  • Geberit Service
  • Kohler Mira
  • Norcros
  • Vaillant
  • Rettig (UK)
  • Honeywell Control Systems
  • Polypipe
  • Wavin
  • Mueller Europe

Market Segmentation

  • Domestic Central Heating
  • Commercial Heating
  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Tubes and Pipes

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

Written by Terry Leggett, a leading analyst in the B2B sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

While the new construction market is growing, the major element of the market for plumbing products is the R&M market that is proving more sluggish despite many of the conditions remaining positive. Long-term fashion changes are also impacting the market such as the en suite trend and open-plan living. Domestic type products are also installed in some commercial applications, where market demand has become highly sector specific. Terry Leggett
Senior B2B Analyst

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What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Overview

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

          • The market
            • New construction boosting growth
              • Figure 1: The market for plumbing products, 2014-18
            • Many product sectors with similar market influences
              • Figure 2: Segmentation of the plumbing products market, 2018 (£ million)
            • En suite boosting the bathroom sector
              • Figure 3: The bathroom products market, 2014-18
            • Environmental issues boosting the central heating markets
              • Figure 4: The residential heating market, 2014-18
              • Figure 5: The commercial heating market, 2014-18
            • Open-plan living changing kitchen requirements
              • Figure 6: The kitchen plumbing product market, 2014-18
            • The market drivers
              • The forecast
                • Figure 7: Forecast market for plumbing products, 2019-23
              • Companies and brands
                • International operators
                  • Distribution changing
                    • What we think
                    • Issues and Insights

                      • When will the replacement market recover?
                        • The facts
                          • The implications
                            • Climate change – an increased focus of attention
                              • The facts
                                • The implications
                                • The Market – What You Need to Know

                                  • RMI sluggish
                                    • Different trends for different sectors
                                      • Green issues important in the heating sector
                                      • Market Size

                                        • Lacklustre replacement but strong new build
                                          • Figure 8: The market for plumbing products, 2014-18
                                      • Market Segmentation - Overview

                                        • Many sectors
                                          • Figure 9: Segmentation of the plumbing products market, 2018 (£ million)
                                      • Market Segmentation – Domestic Central Heating

                                        • Energy efficiency as a market driver
                                            • Figure 10: The Residential heating market, 2014-18
                                          • Product segmentation
                                            • Figure 11: Product segmentation of the domestic central heating market, 2018
                                          • Market segmentation
                                          • Market Segmentation – Commercial Heating

                                            • A mix of influences
                                              • Figure 12: The commercial heating market, 2014-18
                                            • Product segmentation
                                              • Figure 13: Segmentation of the commercial heating market, 2018 (£ million)
                                          • Market Segmentation – Bathrooms

                                            • Continued growth
                                              • Figure 14: The Bathroom products market, 2014-18
                                            • Market segmentation
                                              • Figure 15: Market segmentation of bathroom equipment, 2018
                                            • Product segmentation
                                              • Figure 16: Product segmentation of bathroom equipment, 2018
                                          • Market Segmentation – Kitchens

                                            • Importance increased with open plan
                                                • Figure 17: The Kitchen plumbing product market, 2014-18
                                              • Product segmentation
                                                • Figure 18: Segmentation of the kitchen plumbing product market, 2014-18
                                            • Market Segmentation – Tubes and Pipes

                                              • Material changes
                                                  • Figure 19: Tubes and pipes market, 2014-18
                                              • Market Forecast

                                                • Diverse influences
                                                    • Figure 20: Forecast market for plumbing products, 2019-23
                                                  • Market segmentation
                                                    • Figure 21: Forecast segmentation of the plumbing products market, 2019-23
                                                • The Impact of the Economy

                                                  • GDP
                                                    • Figure 22: Quarterly GDP development, Q1 2015-Q1 2019
                                                    • Figure 23: GDP quarterly development, by sector, 2004-19
                                                    • Figure 24: Forecast GDP development, 2019-23
                                                • Market Trends

                                                  • Open-plan living
                                                    • Kitchen fashions
                                                      • Bathroom fashions
                                                      • Market Drivers

                                                        • Overview
                                                          • New house building
                                                            • Figure 25: Segmentation of housing new construction output, 2014-18
                                                            • Figure 26: UK house building completions, 1970-2018
                                                            • Figure 27: Comparison of social and private housing completions, 1970-2018
                                                          • Number of households
                                                            • Figure 28: Number of UK households, 1991-2017
                                                            • Figure 29: Size of households, 2017
                                                          • Home ownership
                                                            • Figure 30: % of families (singles or couples) by housing tenure, 1961-2018
                                                          • House prices
                                                            • Figure 31: Annual UK house price changes, February 2006-19
                                                          • Housing transactions
                                                            • Figure 32: Residential property transactions in the UK, by country, 2006-19 financial years (number)
                                                          • Housing repair and maintenance expenditure
                                                            • Figure 33: Housing repair and maintenance spending, by sector, 2014-18
                                                          • New public non-residential
                                                            • Figure 34: Long-term trend in public non-residential construction, 1970-2018
                                                            • Figure 35: Segmentation of public non-residential construction output, 2014-18 (£ million)
                                                          • New private industrial
                                                            • Figure 36: Long-term trend in private industrial construction, 1970-2018
                                                            • Figure 37: Segmentation of private industrial construction output, 2014-18 (£ million)
                                                          • New private commercial
                                                            • Figure 38: Long-term trend in private commercial construction, 1970-2018
                                                          • Reduced output in most sectors in 2018
                                                              • Figure 39: Segmentation of private commercial construction output, 2014-18 (£ million)
                                                          • Companies and Brands – What You Need to Know

                                                            • Fragmented despite strong branding
                                                              • Distribution is changing
                                                                • Material substitution
                                                                • Industry Structure

                                                                  • Plumbing
                                                                    • Figure 40: Development of plumbing and heat and air conditioning installation companies, 2010-17
                                                                    • Figure 41: Structure of companies in the plumbing and heat and air conditioning installation sector, 2017
                                                                  • Heating
                                                                      • Figure 42: Structure of the central heating radiators and boilers industry, 2013-18
                                                                    • Bathroom products
                                                                      • Figure 43: Structure of the ceramic sanitary fixture industry, 2013-18
                                                                      • Figure 44: Structure of the other fabricated metal products industry, 2013-18
                                                                      • Figure 45: Structure of the other plastic building products industry, 2013-18
                                                                    • Kitchen furniture
                                                                      • Figure 46: Structure of the kitchen furniture industry, 2013-18
                                                                  • Competitive Strategies

                                                                    • Raw material price challenges
                                                                      • Growing applications for plastic
                                                                        • Changing customer profile
                                                                          • Consolidation opportunities
                                                                          • Company Profiles

                                                                            • Bathroom fixtures
                                                                              • Ideal Standard (UK)
                                                                                • Activity
                                                                                  • Performance
                                                                                    • Figure 47: Financial performance of Ideal Standard (UK), 2013-17 (£ 000)
                                                                                  • Strategy
                                                                                    • Geberit Service
                                                                                      • Activity
                                                                                        • Performance
                                                                                          • Figure 48: Financial performance of Geberit Service, 2013-17 (£ 000)
                                                                                        • Strategy
                                                                                          • Kohler Mira
                                                                                            • Activity
                                                                                              • Performance
                                                                                                • Figure 49: Financial performance of Kohler Mira, 2013-17 (£ 000)
                                                                                              • Strategy
                                                                                                • Norcros
                                                                                                  • Activity
                                                                                                    • Performance
                                                                                                      • Figure 50: Financial performance of Norcros, 2015-19 (£ million)
                                                                                                    • Strategy
                                                                                                      • Heating
                                                                                                        • Vaillant Group
                                                                                                          • Activity
                                                                                                            • Performance
                                                                                                              • Figure 51: Financial performance of Vaillant Group, 2014-18 (£ 000)
                                                                                                            • Strategy
                                                                                                              • Rettig (UK)
                                                                                                                • Activity
                                                                                                                  • Performance
                                                                                                                    • Figure 52: Financial performance of Rettig (UK), 2013-17 (£000)
                                                                                                                  • Strategy
                                                                                                                    • Honeywell Control Systems/Resideo Technologies
                                                                                                                      • Activity
                                                                                                                        • Performance
                                                                                                                          • Figure 53: Financial performance of Honeywell Control Systems, 2013-17 (£000)
                                                                                                                        • Strategy
                                                                                                                          • Fittings and pipes
                                                                                                                            • Polypipe Group
                                                                                                                              • Activity
                                                                                                                                • Performance
                                                                                                                                  • Figure 54: Financial performance of Polypipe Group, 2014-18 (£ million)
                                                                                                                                • Strategy
                                                                                                                                  • Wavin
                                                                                                                                    • Activity
                                                                                                                                      • Performance
                                                                                                                                        • Figure 55: Financial performance of Wavin, 2013-17 (£ million)
                                                                                                                                      • Strategy
                                                                                                                                        • Mueller Europe
                                                                                                                                          • Activity
                                                                                                                                            • Performance
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 56: Financial performance of Mueller Europe (£ million)
                                                                                                                                            • Strategy
                                                                                                                                            • Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

                                                                                                                                                • Abbreviations
                                                                                                                                                  • Methodology
                                                                                                                                                  • Further Sources and Contacts

                                                                                                                                                    • Trade associations
                                                                                                                                                      • Trade magazines
                                                                                                                                                        • Trade events

                                                                                                                                                        About the report

                                                                                                                                                        This report will give you a complete 360-degree view of your market. Not only is it rooted in robust proprietary and high-quality third-party data, but our industry experts put that data into context and you’ll quickly understand:

                                                                                                                                                        • The Consumer

                                                                                                                                                          What They Want. Why They Want It.

                                                                                                                                                        • The Competitors

                                                                                                                                                          Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

                                                                                                                                                        • The Market

                                                                                                                                                          Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

                                                                                                                                                        • The Innovations

                                                                                                                                                          New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

                                                                                                                                                        • The Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                          Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

                                                                                                                                                        • The Trends

                                                                                                                                                          What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

                                                                                                                                                        Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.

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