The UK domestic worktop market
had been growing in volume and value until the impact of the
recent recession, but like other higher value consumer goods
is now under pressure, both from the housebuilding sector
and the home improvement sector.
Forecasts suggest that the market is likely
to improve marginally in value terms during 2011, followed by further
improvements in the period to 2015 as the levels of consumer confidence
of particular interest:
Will the trend towards professional
installation be sustained with consumers looking to trim
costs where possible?
Are increasing raw
material prices likely to curtail future growth in the
Mix of different types
of worktops, how is the mix developing?
Some of the companies featured include:
B & Q, Bathstore.com, Betta Living, Bushboard, DuPont,
Egger (UK), Everest, Formica, Homebase, Howden Joinery, IKEA Group, In-toto,
ITW, J.T. Ellis and Company Ltd, Jewson, Kitchens Direct, Kronospan
Holdings, Lechner UK Ltd, LG Hausys Ltd, Magnet, Magnet Trade, Moben,
National Kitchens UK, Pfleiderer Industrie, Resopal GmbH, Shades
Furniture, Smallbone, Sylmar Solid Surfaces, The Symphony Group, Travis
Perkins, Utopia Furniture, Westag & Getalit AG, Wickes, Wilsonart UK,
Key areas covered in the report
THE WORKTOP MARKET
Total Kitchen and Bathroom Worktops markets,
overall market sizes.
Overall kitchen furniture, worktops and sinks
market for perspective.
Overall bathroom furniture, worktops and
sinks market for perspective.
analysis of market size by value 2005-2010.
Forecasts of market sizes through to 2015.
Factors influencing Market Development
– demographics, house building market collapse, economic
situation, consumer confidence, growing influence of
design/style changes, population mix changes, etc.
Trends in Design/Materials in Worktops
– key materials covered include laminates, solid surface,
natural stone, solid wood, others, such as glass,
stainless steel etc.
Share mix by material for kitchen worktops.
Share mix by material for bathroom
Key trends -
colour/pattern trends in worktops, growth
of non-laminate materials such as solid surfaces, wood,
stone, stainless steel, advantages/disadvantages, new
Main features and benefits of the
different worktop types.
DISTRIBUTION / SUPPLIERS
Analysis of Supply Structure.
Profiles of Leading Worktop Suppliers
- market position, analysis of activities, financial
information and so on.
Distribution Channel Shares
- analysis of shares by value, trends/developments in
shares, growth/declining sectors.
Assessment for kitchen worktops and for
Key sectors assessed include
- Furniture Multiples, DIY Multiples,
Builders’ and Plumbers’ Merchants, Direct Contract, Retail
Specialists, Department Stores, Worktop specialists, Direct
sales, Internet retailers.
KEY MARKET INFLUENCES /FUTURE PROSPECTS
forecasts through to 2015, key factors influencing future market
developments, performance of the economy, housing market, consumer
confidence, market factors, and future growth prospects.
- analysis of developments in new house building and house moving
activity, influence of house prices and consumer confidence.
- analysis of changing profile and implications for kitchen furniture
sales. Personal Disposable Income and Savings - developments in
ratios and impact on consumer durable purchasing.
unstable global political and economic environment and the effect on
consumer confidence and market growth.