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Domestic Garden Landscaping Materials Market Report - UK 2019-2023

Published: 10/05/2019 / Number of Pages: 99 / Price: £895.00

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Introduction and Overview 

The 10th edition of the 'Domestic Garden Landscaping Materials Market Report - UK 2019-2023' addresses the market for landscaping materials used in the domestic sector, which is a mature and highly fragmented market in terms of product ranges, subject to changing socio-demographic and consumer retail spending trends. The report includes up to date information on recent trends and issues that are likely to impact on the market going forward over the next 5 years.

Key issues covered in the report:

  • Detailed assessment of the market - analysis of the market structure and recent developments. Forecasts of market developments up to 2023. 
  • Analysis by product group - market sizes, product mixes and sector trends; 
  • Hard landscaping - paving, walling, fencing, trellis, garden structures, decking, aggregates.
  • Garden decoration - including pots, planters, water features, decorative product and external lighting. 
  • Soft landscaping - including bedding plants, nursery stock, bulbs and seeds.

Areas of particular interest include:

  • Market performance review and forecasts to 2023.
  • Factors affecting the market and analysis of key market characteristics - e.g. weather, consumer spending, housebuilding, house moving etc.
  • Product group analysis - sector market sizes, product mix, influences, trends and forecasts.
  • Review of key players - product mix and market share estimates.
  • Review of distribution structure - key channel including garden centres, home improvement multiples, builders' merchants, internet, grocery & high street multiples etc.

Some of the companies included:

AVS Fencing Supplies, Blue Diamond UK, Bradstone, Brett Landscaping & Building Products, Bowland Stone, British Garden Centres, BSW Timber Group, Cadix UK, Cemex UK, Chase Organics (GB), Cherry Lane, Dobbies Garden Centres, Forest Garden, Forterra Building Products, Grange Fencing, Greenyard Flowers UK, Hillier Nurseries, J Parker Dutch Bulbs (Wholesale), Jacksons Fencing, Kelkay, Long Rake Spar, Marshalls plc, Natural Paving, Minster Paving, Rowlinson Garden Products, Richard Burbidge, Metsa Wood, Mr Fothergills Seeds, OA Taylor & Sons Bulbs, Plasmor, Quercus Fencing, Smart Garden Products, Suttons Seeds, The Butters Group, The Stewart Company, The Stoneballs Company, Thomson & Morgan, Vinyl Solutions, Westland Horticulture, Wilfirs, Wyevale Garden Centres.


The Market

  • Domestic garden landscaping materials market - market definition in terms of product categories included - share mix between hard, soft landscaping and decorative products.
  • Market size - analysis by value from 2014-2018, outlook for 2019, key characteristics of the market.
  • Market trends and major factors influencing the market - including consumer confidence & spending, performance of housebuilding/house moving sector, continued interest in 'grow-your-own', attitudes towards gardens, longer term demographics.
  • Market forecasts - market size, prospects and influencing factors on market to 2023.

Products

  • Hard landscaping - including paving, walling, fencing, trellis, garden structures, decking and aggregates, etc.
  • Garden decoration - including pots, planters, water features, decorative products and external lighting.
  • Soft landscaping - bedding plants, nursery stock, bulbs and seeds.
  • Estimated shares in 2018 of main product groups within each sector.
  • Product groups - definition, market size 2014-2018, outlook for 2019 and product mix within each sector. Review of products including trends and factors affecting sector.

Supply/Distribution Structure of Landscaping Materials Products

  • Overview of supply structure - evolving market influenced by consumer shopping behaviour - complex structure with various product segments within each major sector having a variety of distribution channels.
  • Key suppliers by product group - major players, product profiles, turnovers etc.
  • Review of distribution channels - estimated shares of channels including Garden Centres, DIY multiples, Builders Merchants, Internet/mail order, Independents, Grocery Multiples etc - growth of Internet.
  • Review of key suppliers in each distribution channel - turnovers company structure, key areas of specialisation etc.
  • Factors affecting supply chain and distribution market - positive and negative influences, trends in key sectors and channels.

Report Summary

The UK domestic landscaping materials market increased by around 3% from 2017. Key product sectors in the market are horticulture, hard landscaping and garden decoration. The weather is a key influence on annual growth rates in the marketplace, and the economy also has a significant impact on the performance of the market with higher value projects likely to be put on hold during times of economic uncertainty when disposable incomes are stretched. The market has experienced steady underlying growth over the last 2-3 years as consumers continue to invest in their gardens by updating or upgrading outdoor areas with more modern décor schemes.

The 'outdoor living' trend has has sustained interest, encouraging consumer spending. At the same time, low maintenance is also a dominant trend, exemplified by the recent growth for artificial turf. Besides the weather and the economy, consumer lifestyle choices can also impact significantly upon the size of the market with recent trends including 'grow-your-own', the continuing trend for al-fresco dining and entertaining as well as the recent focus on the garden as an outdoor living space.

The domestic landscaping market is heavily reliant on imported products, particularly decorative items and a significant proportion of horticultural products. The Brexit vote in 2016 has had some impact on the market as the price of imports increased. Distribution of landscaping materials is fragmented, and online sales continue to increase, with the emergence of dedicated garden specialists, as well as generalists. Many of the traditional 'bricks and mortar' channels now have a strong online presence and have adopted an 'omni-channel' approach.

Into the medium-term, the domestic garden landscaping materials market will show steady, if modest, underlying growth until 2023. The market has been positive despite mixed weather in Q1, as gardeners and home owners to venture into their gardens and update and renew planting and landscaping schemes.  A key factor in the future health of the UK domestic garden landscaping materials market remains the British weather, which can have significant impact on the strength of the market within a given year.


List of Report Contents

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 7
  3. 1.1 BACKGROUND 7
  4. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7
  5. 2. SUMMARY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS 9
  6. 2.1 SUMMARY 9
  7. 2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 10
  8. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 12
  9. 3.1 OVERVIEW & OUTLOOK 12
  10. 3.2 KEY DATA 13
  11. 3.2.1 GDP 13
  12. 3.2.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 13
  13. 3.2.3 EMPLOYMENT & WAGES 14 
  14. 3.2.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 15
  15. 3.2.5 STERLING 16
  16. 4. DOMESTIC GARDEN LANDSCAPING MARKET 17
  17. 4.1 DEFINITION 17
  18. 4.2 OVERALL LANDSCAPING MARKET 17
  19. 4.3 MARKET SIZE 19
  20. 4.4 SECTOR MIX 21
  21. 4.5 PRODUCT MIX 22
  22. 4.6 KEY MARKET INFLUENCES 23
  23. 4.6.1 Consumer Characteristics 23
  24. 4.6.2 The Housing Market 25
  25. 4.6.3 Mix of Housebuilding Completions 27
  26. 4.6.4 Housing Transactions 29
  27. 4.6.5 Other Influences 30
  28. 5. HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS MARKET 32
  29. 5.1 DEFINITION 32
  30. 5.2 MARKET SIZE 32
  31. 5.3 PRODUCT MIX 35
  32. 5.3.1 Nursery Stock and Bedding Plants 36
  33. 5.3.2 Bulbs and Seeds 38
  34. 5.4 KEY SUPPLIERS OF HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS 40
  35. 5.5 INTERNATIONAL TRADE 41
  36. 6 HARD LANDSCAPING PRODUCTS 43
  37. 6.1 MARKET DEFINITION 43
  38. 6.2 MARKET SIZE 43
  39. 6.3 PRODUCT MIX 44
  40. 6.4 PAVING AND WALLS 45
  41. 6.4.1 Market Size 45
  42. 6.4.2 Key Suppliers of Paving and Walling Products 49
  43. 6.5 FENCING, TRELLIS AND GARDEN STRUCTURES 51 
  44. 6.5.1 Market Size 51
  45. 6.5.2 Product Mix 55
  46. 6.5.3 Key Suppliers of Fencing, Trellis and Garden Structures 55
  47. 6.6 DOMESTIC DECKING 56
  48. 6.6.1 Market Size 56
  49. 6.6.2 Mix by Material 58
  50. 6.6.3 Mix by Product Type 60
  51. 6.6.4 Supply and Distribution 61
  52. 6.7 OTHERS 63
  53. 6.7.1 Market Size 64
  54. 6.7.2 Decorative Aggregates 64
  55. 6.7.3 Artificial Grass 65
  56. 6.7.4 Key Suppliers 65
  57. 7. GARDEN DECORATION PRODUCTS 68
  58. 7.1 MARKET DEFINITION 68
  59. 7.2 MARKET SIZE 68
  60. 7.3 PRODUCT MIX 69
  61. 7.4 POTS AND PLANTERS 70
  62. 7.4.1  Market Size 71
  63. 7.4.2 Planter Styles 72
  64. 7.4.3 Key Suppliers of Pots and Planters 73
  65. 7.5 WATER FEATURES AND DECORATIVE PRODUCTS 75
  66. 7.5.1 Market Size 76
  67. 7.5.2 Decorative Products 76
  68. 7.5.3 Water Features 76
  69. 7.5.4 Key Suppliers of Garden Decoration Products 77
  70. 7.6 GARDEN LIGHTING 79
  71. 7.6.1 Market Size 79
  72. 7.6.2 Key Suppliers of Garden Lighting 81
  73. 8. DISTRIBUTION 82
  74. 8.1 DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE 82
  75. 8.2 ROLE OF THE WHOLESALERS/DISTRIBUTORS 84
  76. 8.3 DISTRIBUTION MIX 85
  77. 8.3.1 Garden Centres 87
  78. 8.3.2 Internet, Mail Order and Catalogue Stores 90
  79. 8.3.3 High Street and Grocery Multiples 93
  80. 8.3.4 Home Improvement Multiples 95
  81. 8.3.5 Builders' and Timber Merchants 96
  82. 8.3.6 Other Channels 99
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. CHART 1: UK MARKET FOR DOMESTIC LANDSCAPING MATERIALS, 2012-2021 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 8
  3. TABLE 2: GDP DATA - 2013-2017 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 12
  4. CHART 3: INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2021 14
  5. CHART 4: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2021 15
  6. TABLE 5: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2012-2019 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 17
  7. CHART 6: DOMESTIC/NON-DOMESTIC MIX OF UK LANDSCAPING MATERIALS MARKET, 2016 - % BY VALUE 20
  8. TABLE 7: UK DOMESTIC LANDSCAPING MATERIALS MARKET 2012-2021 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 21
  9. CHART 8: UK DOMESTIC LANDSCAPING MATERIALS MARKET PRODUCT MIX (HORTICULTURAL, GARDEN DECORATION AND HARD LANDSCAPING) 2016 - % BY VALUE 24
  10. CHART 9: UK DOMESTIC LANDSCAPING MATERIALS MARKET PRODUCT MIX 2016 (DECKING, PAVING & WALLING, FENCING, PLANTS, WATER FEATURES, ETC) - % BY VALUE 25
  11. CHART 10: AGE DISTRIBUTION OF THE RESIDENT UK POPULATION MID 2015 ('000'S) 26
  12. TABLE 11: HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS GREAT BRITAIN 2012 - 2021 - BY VOLUME ('000 DWELLINGS) 28
  13. CHART 12: HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS IN ENGLAND MIX BY TYPE OF DWELLING (HOUSES/FLATS) 2005-2021 - % BY VOLUME 29
  14. TABLE 13: NUMBER OF UK RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS 2012-2017 - BY VOLUME ('000S) 30
  15. TABLE 14: UK DOMESTIC HARD LANDSCAPING MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 2012-2021 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 33
  16. CHART 15: UK DOMESTIC HARD LANDSCAPING MARKET PRODUCT MIX (DECKING, PAVING & WALLING, AGGREGATES, FENCING/TRELLIS ETC) 2016 - % BY VALUE 35
  17. TABLE 16: UK DOMESTIC PAVING & WALLING MARKET 2012-2017 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 36
  18. TABLE 17: UK DOMESTIC FENCING, TRELLIS & GARDEN STRUCTURES MARKET 2012-2017 BY VALUE (£M MSP) 41
  19. CHART 18: PRODUCT MIX OF FENCING, TRELLIS AND GARDEN STRUCTURES 2016 - % BY VALUE 44
  20. TABLE 19: UK DOMESTIC DECKING MARKET 2012-2017 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 46
  21. TABLE 20: UK DOMESTIC AGGREGATES & ARTIFICIAL GRASS MARKET 2012-2017 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 52
  22. CHART 21: UK MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS FOR DOMESTIC GARDEN DECORATION PRODUCTS 2012-2021 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 56
  23. CHART 22: UK MARKET FOR GARDEN DECORATION PRODUCT MIX (POTS/PLANTERS, WATER FEATURES, LIGHTING) 2016 - % BY VALUE 58
  24. TABLE 23: UK DOMESTIC POTS AND PLANTERS MARKET 2012-2017 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 59
  25. CHART 24: UK MARKET FOR DOMESTIC WATER FEATURES & DECORATIVE PRODUCTS 2012-2017 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 63
  26. CHART 25: UK MARKET FOR DOMESTIC GARDEN LIGHTING 2012-2017 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 67
  27. TABLE 26: UK DOMESTIC HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS: 2012-2021 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 71
  28. CHART 27: UK HORTICULTURAL MARKET PRODUCT MIX (NURSERY STOCKS & BEDDING PLANTS, BULBS & SEEDS) 2016 - % BY VALUE 74
  29. TABLE 28: UK DOMESTIC NURSERY STOCK & BEDDING PLANTS MARKET 2012-2017 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 75
  30. TABLE 29: UK DOMESTIC BULBS & SEEDS MARKET 2012-2017 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 76
  31. TABLE 30: IMPORTS OF BULBS, PLANTS, CUTTINGS ETC (EXCLUDING SEEDS) 2012-2017 - BY VALUE (£M) 79
  32. CHART 31: DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE FOR THE UK DOMESTIC LANDSCAPING MATERIALS MARKET 81
  33. CHART 32: UK DISTRIBUTION MIX DOMESTIC LANDSCAPING MATERIALS 2016 (GARDEN CENTRES, HOME IMPROVEMENT MULTIPLES, INTERNET, ETC) - % BY VALUE 83

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