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Get the knowledge to make your next strategic move from the UK construction market leader

Research to drive your next big decision:


We take time to understand your product range, marketing approach and business development issues to keep your objectives firmly at the centre.


We take time to understand your product range, marketing approach and business development issues to keep your objectives firmly at the centre.


We produce practical and workable solutions and recommendations appropriate to your needs and in line with your project’s objectives.


No two projects are the same, so we tailor our approach to suit your needs and make sure you get the results to make your next strategic move.
  • Analysis of market size, structure and trends within specific product sectors or market segments.
  • Situation assessments – internal company factors and external issues, business development opportunities etc.
  • Acquisition and diversification searches.
  • Review of key products including features, advantages and benefits.
  • Research and planning in support of the successful launch of new products or ranges.
  • Competition reviews – products, ranges, market positioning, profitability, strengths, weaknesses.
  • Research into distribution opportunities and threats in new and existing markets.
  • Assessment of buying and specification processes including key influencers and their major selection criteria.
  • Product feasibility studies.
  • Benchmarking for sales, marketing and customer support functions.
  • Attitudinal research – assessing the awareness and perception of a company or product amongst the customer base.

Trusted by industry leaders

My experience of working with AMA Research on our GAI research project on the value of door hardware on a construction project was a thoroughly positive one.

The team I worked with were thoroughly professional, kept me up to date regularly on progress and engaged with me throughout the project. The final research report was detailed and clear and was exactly what we as a client were looking for.

I would thoroughly recommend AMA and their team and look forward to working with them again on our next project.”

Douglas Masterson
Guild of Architectural Ironmongers

Recent projects:

Non-domestic showering market review
The research identified the key product sectors in the UK, with indications of the key end use areas likely to stimulate growth in the market over the next few years, also assessment of forthcoming legislative changes were also provided, particularly where these were likely to stimulate significant change.
Thermostatic radiator valve market review
The research identified the key issues which faced the current suppliers of these products, where merchants or installers would like to see change and what the key drivers for change would be. The supplier redeveloped their range according to the recommendations.
European market for bathroom PODs quantitative assessment
The research identified the significance of the different European markets, growth trends, the key opportunities for change over the next few years and the major end use applications where opportunities were likely to arise.

Commission research process

1. Enquiry

We aim to respond to your enquiry within 3 working days.

2. Discussion

Following receipt of a brief, we will arrange a convenient time to call you and discuss any further refinements.

3. Proposal

We provide a free no obligation proposal detailing methodology, costs and estimated time frames.

4. Agreement

Following any amendments to the proposal, an agreement is signed and the research can commence.

5. Research

Our experienced research department will keep you informed of progress regularly throughout the research process.

6. Report

Reports are tailor made to suit your requirements in a format of your choosing.

Meet the Team

Laura Pardoe

Product Manager

Laura has worked with research, insight and marketing since 2000, in previous roles including UK Marketing Manager for BP’s LPG business and Head of Insight for National Trust. She has particular expertise in questionnaire design, customer satisfaction, KPI tracking, segmentation and customer profiling.

Michelle Turner

Commissioned Research Manager
Michelle is a research analyst with 5 years’ experience in the Plumbing & Heating Industry. She has been with AMA for 2 years having a particular focus on the Plumbing & Heating reports and services within the business as well as writes and edits content across all of our report areas. Michelle also works on bespoke client projects and co-writes AMA’s Construction Forecast Bulletin.

Tom Hall

Chief Economist
Tom is Chief Economist at Barbour ABI and AMA Research, providing analysis and economic insight for the construction and related sectors, assessing the trends and developments that impact the industry. Tom has over a decade of experience in a variety of strategic and economic roles within the water and utilities sector and joined the team in early 2019. Offering bespoke research and tailored analysis to our clients, Tom also speaks at industry events and works closely with journalists and other industry bodies to provide commentary on the built environment.

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