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AMA Research Celebrates it’s 30th Year!

We are 30! This week we celebrated our 30th birthday. It was wonderful to see faces from the past and present...

Almost 90% of firms competing in the Contract Cleaning industry employ less than 10 individuals.

Contract Cleaning Definition Contract cleaning is defined as being part of the wider business services support industry. Which includes but is...

Overcoming Brexit uncertainty – the impact on the Construction and Manufacturing sectors

Tom Hall, Chief Economist at AMA Research, is speaking on the main stage at UK Construction Week on Wednesday 9th October...

Floor and Wall Tiles Market – 5 Key Facts

1. Annual growth rates for the UK wall and floor tiles market reduced to around 1% in 2018, with the overall...

Healthcare construction output fell by over 15% to £2.5bn in 2018

According to the new Healthcare Construction Market Report from AMA Research, the overall picture for construction output in the health sector...

Vinyl flooring continues to outperform all other product sectors in the UK floorcoverings market

According to the new report by AMA Research, the outlook for the UK floorcoverings market is one of moderate growth. Factors affecting this slow market change are increasing inflation, adverse currency movements and relatively low wage increases affecting consumer confidence.

Utilities Construction Market – 5 Key Facts

5 Key Facts relating to the UK's Utilities Construction Market 2019-2023, taken from AMA Research's in depth and detailed market report.

Latest residential figures show that output increased by 5% in 2018 to £74.2bn

Preliminary data indicates that total residential output increased by 5% in 2018 to £74.2bn underpinned by 8% increase in new work but with residential RMI remaining static at £30bn.

Warehouse and Storage Construction Market – 5 Key Facts

5 key facts relating to the UK's Warehouse and Storage Construction Market Report 2019 - 2023, taken from AMA Research's in depth and detailed market report.

Contract Floorcoverings Market – 5 Key Facts

5 Key Facts relating to the UK's Contract Floorcoverings Market 2018-22, taken from AMA Research's in depth and detailed market report.

Facilities Management Outsourcing – Central and Local Government Sector – 5 Key Facts

5 Key Facts relating to the UK's Facilities Management Outsourcing - Central and Local Government Sector 2017-21, taken from AMA Research's in depth and detailed market report.

Did you miss our talks at GLEE?

Last month, Jane Tarver from AMA Research presented two seminars at Glee - a leading exhibition for garden and outdoor living, held at the NEC in Birmingham. If you missed our talks, you can now download the slides from our website.

Regional Construction Hotspots in Great Britain 2018

Our sister company Barbour ABI has teamed up with the Construction Products Association to produce a new report entitled 'Regional Construction Hotspots in Great Britain 2018' covering 3 key sectors - residential, commercial and infrastructure.

Construction in the Higher Education and Student Accommodation Sector – 5 Key Facts

5 Key Facts relating to the UK's Construction in the Higher Education and Student Accommodation Sector 2018-22, taken from AMA Research's in depth and detailed market report.

Technological developments drive growth in the UK electronic security products market

The total UK electronic security market, comprising of products - electronic access controls, intruder alarms and closed circuit television (CCTV) - and associated services, was estimated at approximately £2.35bn in 2017.

UK Construction Week

We're counting down the days until UK Construction Week, which is held between 9-11 October and is the UK's largest construction trade show, uniting more than 650 exhibitors with an audience of over 30000 trade visitors.

Availability and price of land remains key factor to the future growth of the self-build market

The latest Self Build market report from AMA Research, highlights the strong disconnect between the number of available sites and where people want to build.

Active Fire Protection Market – 5 Key Facts

5 Key Facts relating to the UK's Active Fire Protection Market 2018-22, taken from AMA Research's in depth and detailed market report.

Smart heating controls expected to drive high levels of growth to 2022

According to the latest Domestic Central Heating market report (2018-2022) from AMA Research, smart heating controls are likely to take market share from conventional heating controls in the longer term.

Electrical Accessories Market – 5 Key Facts

5 Key Facts relating to the UK's Electrical Accessories Market 2018-22, taken from AMA Research's in depth and detailed market report.

Inclusive Bathroom and Kitchen Products Market – 5 Key Facts

5 Key Facts relating to the UK's Inclusive Bathroom and Kitchen Products Market 2018-22, taken from AMA Research's in depth and detailed market report.

Downturn in department store sector & price competition to impact household textiles market

Having experienced overall growth of 13% between 2013 and 2017, the UK household textiles market has been underpinned by returning consumer confidence and sustained demand from contract applications.

Underfloor Heating Market – 5 Key Facts

5 Key Facts relating to the UK's Underfloor Heating Market 2018-22, taken from AMA Research's in depth and detailed market report.

Garden Products Distribution Market – 5 Key Facts

5 Key Facts relating to the UK's Garden Products Distribution Market 2018-22, taken from AMA Research's in depth and detailed market report.

Building Boards Market – 5 Key Facts

5 Key Facts relating to the UK's Building Boards market 2018-22, taken from AMA Research's in depth and detailed market report.

Sales of single sofas are the fastest growing sector in the upholstered furniture market

As a mature market, upholstered furniture remains mainly a non-essential purchase with lengthy replacement cycles and therefore can be deferred in times of economic constraint

Internet Plumbing and Heating Market – 5 Key Facts

5 Key Facts relating to the UK's Internet Plumbing and Heating Market, taken from AMA Research's in depth and detailed market report.

Bricks, Blocks and Precast Concrete Products Market – 5 Key Facts

5 Key Facts relating to the UK's Bricks, Blocks and Precast Concrete Products Market 2018-22, taken from AMA Research's in depth and detailed market report.

Plumbers merchants market in the UK worth over £4.2bn

The plumbers' merchants market was worth an estimated £4.2bn in 2017, representing growth of around 2% from 2016. The overall trend in recent years has been positive, and early indications for 2018 are for a continuation of the modest recovery

Meet us at Glee!

In September, AMA Research has been booked to present two seminars at Glee – a leading exhibition for garden and outdoor living, held at the NEC in Birmingham

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