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Home Extensions Market Report - GB 2017-2021 Analysis

Published: 03/07/2017 / Number of Pages: 60 / Price: £795.00

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Introduction and Overview

The 2nd edition of the 'Home Extensions Market Report - GB 2017-2021 Analysis' reviews the home extensions market in Great Britain, focusing specifically on householder developments requiring planning permission (e.g. building extensions). The report also reviews the drivers behind recent developments in the market, analyses opportunities for suppliers and distributors of building and home improvement products, and considers future trends.

Key issues covered in the report:

  • Overall market for household developments - number of developments granted, regional breakdown, legislation and key market influences.
  • Types of building extension - single, double storey, other (e.g. loft, basement) including industrial distributors, specialists and direct.
  • Analysis by product group - kitchen, bathrooms, other key building materials.
  • Forecasts of market developments up to 2021.

Areas of particular interest include:

  • Review of key trends - recent developments, changes in planning regulations, regional analysis, etc.
  • Key market drivers - trends in RMI output, mortgage lending, property transactions, etc.
  • Market segmentation - types of extension, function, mix of building products used, etc.
  • Key products - design trends for kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, doors & windows, etc.
  • Forecast of market performance in 2017 through to 2021 and analysis of the key factors affecting future performance.
  • Detailed market data and insight on the home extensions market by AMA Research, a leading UK provider of construction market intelligence.

Some of the companies included:

Akzo Nobel, Alumasc, Anglian Windows, Armitage Shanks, Arthouse, Ash & Lacy, Bauder, Birtley Group, Braas Monier (Redland), British Ceramic, British Gypsum, CA Group, Cembrit, Chesterfelt, CIE, Clarke & Clarke, Commodore, Craig & Rose, Crown Paints, Dacrylate, Dennis, Ebex Group, Epwin Group, Etex Group, Euroclad, Everest, Farrow & Ball, Forterra, Galerie Wallcoverings, Geberit Group, Gower, Graham & Brown, Howdens Joinery, Ibstock Brick, Icopal, Ideal Standard, IKO, Interior Solutions, John Brash & Co, Johnson Tiles, Kaldewei UK, Kingspan, Knauf, Siniat, Lindab, Magnet, Mandarin Stone, Marley Eternit, Moores Furniture Group Ltd, Nobia Holdings UK Ltd, Omega plc, Palace Chemicals, Paula Rosa/Manhattan, Porcelanosa Group, Rixonway Kitchens, Rose Roofing, Russell Roof Tiles, Robinson Ltd, Saint-Gobain Group, Select Wallpaper, Sika Sarnafil, Tata Steel, The Symphony Group plc, Thibault Design, Twyford Bathrooms, Villeroy & Boch, Walker Greenbank, Wallpaper Central, Weinerberger, Welsh Slate


Market Overview - Residential Planning Applications

  • Planning decisions - analysis by volume from 2012-2016, with forecasts provided to 2021. Includes major applications, minor applications and householder developments, and trends affecting the market.
  • Householder developments - market size for planned householder developments for 2012-2016, with forecasts provided for 2017-2021. Includes single and double storey, dormer, garage and porch extensions, as well as external and internal (e.g. loft and basement developments) works, conservatories, heating and ventilating/renewables, landscaping and roofing.
  • Key market influences - includes mortgage lending, established housing stock, house prices, the regulatory environment, renewable energy technologies and internal design trends.
  • Regional analysis - for England, Wales & Scotland, including the number of householder developments granted and key trends by country.

Home Extensions Market

  • Overall mix of householder developments by product type - segmentation by volume for 2016, including building extensions (i.e. single and double storey and others), landscaping, internal and external building alterations and heating & ventilating products.
  • Value of building extensions market - market value for 2012-2016 and forecasts for 2017-2021, including as a percentage of RMI output.
  • Analysis by development type - volume mix by type of use by for 2016 for each sector, as well as recent trends, future prospects, etc of key distributors.
  • Key product groups - review of key products used in the home extensions market, including market value within the home extensions sector for bricks, blocks and concrete; kitchens; bathrooms; doors and windows; insulation and roofing; plasterboard and plaster.

Market Prospects

  • Forecast of market development - short & medium-term prospects up to 2021.
  • Positive and negative factors affecting the market - performance of the UK economy, residential RMI output, consumer confidence & spending, changes to planning regulations, etc.

Report Summary

In recent years, the home extensions market has grown in line with the improving economic conditions witnessed across much of the UK. The trend towards 'improve, don't move' has benefitted the home extensions market, with consumers also inclined to spend more on improving their properties, particularly in terms of kitchens, bathrooms and glazing options. The focus on larger renovations and home improvement projects has seen a steady shift towards the use of professionals and tradespeople (i.e. 'get someone in'), instead of a DIY focus.

Approximately 75,000 applications for single storey extensions were granted in 2016, a number which has risen over the last few years. Single storey extensions remain a popular form of home extension, partly because a large proportion no longer require planning permission under permitted development rights. Many single storey extensions feature the installation of a new kitchen, as well as open plan living areas (e.g. combined kitchen diners) and extra bathroom facilities, such as a cloakroom.

Although open plan living remains popular with many consumers, the last few years have also witnessed growing demand for zoned areas within homes, where partial walls and dividers are used to create zones in open plan areas. This creates a multipurpose space for a home office, play area, dining area etc. Extensions of lofts and basements are a growing feature of the market, especially in urban areas such as major cities such as London.

Despite the weakening state of the UK housing market, the home extensions sector is expected to experience reasonably good growth over the next few years. Affordability issues are likely to remain the main barrier to growth, with banks and building societies now requiring additional information relating to borrowers' finances before any lending decision is made. However, it is reasonable to assume that homeowners with good levels of equity and those considered low risk by lenders will continue to undertake improvements to their homes, a trend which should underpin much of the future market growth.


List of Report Contents

  1. Contents Listing 
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 6
  3. 1.1 BACKGROUND 6
  4. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 6
  5. 2. SUMMARY & MARKET PROSPECTS 8
  6. 2.1 SUMMARY 8
  7. 2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 9
  8. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 11
  9. 3.1 GDP 11
  10. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 13
  11. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 14
  12. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 14
  13. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 15
  14. 3.6 STERLING 16
  15. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 17
  16. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 17
  17. 4. HOME EXTENSION MARKET 19
  18. 4.1 DEFINITION 19
  19. 4.2 OVERALL MARKET 19
  20. 4.2.1 Overall Planning Decisions 19
  21. 4.2.2 Householder Developments 21
  22. 4.3 REGIONAL ANALYSIS 22
  23. 4.3.1 England 23
  24. 4.3.2 Scotland & Wales 24
  25. 4.4 KEY MARKET INFLUENCES 25
  26. 4.4.1 Legislation - England & Wales 25
  27. 4.4.2 Legislation - Scotland 26
  28. 4.4.3 Established Base of Housing 28
  29. 4.4.4 House Prices 30
  30. 4.4.5 Residential Construction Output 31
  31. 4.4.6 Mortgage Lending and Affordability 31
  32. 4.4.7 Residential Property Transactions 33
  33. 4.4.8 Renewable Energy Technologies 34
  34. 4.4.9 Interior Design Trends 35
  35. 5. TYPES OF HOME EXTENSION 37
  36. 5.1 OVERALL MIX 37
  37. 5.2 SINGLE STOREY BUILDING EXTENSIONS 39
  38. 5.3 TWO STOREY BUILDING EXTENSIONS 40
  39. 5.4 OTHER BUILDING EXTENSIONS 40
  40. 5.5 INTERNAL BUILDING ALTERATIONS 41
  41. 5.6 EXTERNAL BUILDING ALTERATIONS 43
  42. 5.7 OTHER BUILDING PROJECTS 44
  43. 5.7.1 Heating & Ventilation 44
  44. 5.7.2 Landscaping 45
  45. 5.7.3 Roofing 46
  46. 6. KEY PRODUCTS 48
  47. 6.1 PRODUCT DEFINITION 48
  48. 6.2 PRODUCT MIX 48
  49. 6.2.1 Doors & Windows 49
  50. 6.2.2 Plasterboard & Insulation 50
  51. 6.2.3 Bricks, Blocks & Concrete 51
  52. 6.2.4 Roofing 51
  53. 6.2.5 Kitchen Furniture & Appliances 53
  54. 6.2.6 Baths, Showers, Sanitaryware 55
  55. 6.2.7 Decor 57
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. CHART 1: HOME EXTENSIONS MARKET - DEVELOPMENTS GRANTED BY PLANNING AUTHORITIES IN GREAT BRITAIN BY TYPE 2012-2017 8
  3. TABLE 2: GDP DATA - 2013-2017 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 12
  4. CHART 3: INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2021 13
  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 16
  7. CHART 6: NUMBER OF PLANNING DECISIONS GRANTED IN GREAT BRITAIN - MAJOR, MINOR & HOUSEHOLDER DEVELOPMENTS 2012-2016, FORECASTS TO 2021 20
  8. TABLE 7: NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDER DEVELOPMENTS GRANTED IN GREAT BRITAIN 2012-2021 21
  9. CHART 8: REGIONAL ANALYSIS OF HOUSEHOLDER DEVELOPMENTS GRANTED 2012 -2016 (NUMBER OF DEVELOPMENTS) 22
  10. CHART 9: HOUSEHOLDER DEVELOPMENT DECISIONS BY LA PLANNING TYPES (ENGLAND) 2016 23
  11. TABLE 10: ENGLISH HOUSING STOCK MIX BY DWELLING TYPE & AGE, 2015-2016 29
  12. CHART 11: UK AVERAGE HOUSE PRICE £K 2006-2017 30
  13. CHART 12: RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GREAT BRITAIN) NEW WORK & RMI - CURRENT PRICES (£BN) 2012 -2021 31
  14. CHART 13: RESIDENTIAL LENDING - REMORTGAGES & OTHER LOANS BY VALUE £000'S 2010-2016 32
  15. TABLE 14: UK RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS VALUED AT £40K OR ABOVE 2012-2021 33
  16. TABLE 15: MIX OF HOUSEHOLDER DEVELOPMENTS BY TYPE OF PROJECT (VOLUME - EXTENSIONS, ROOFING, H&V, ETC) 2016 37
  17. TABLE 16: VALUE OF RMI OUTPUT, HOME EXTENSIONS MARKET AND % OF RMI OUTPUT (VALUE £BILLIONS) 2012 - 2021 38
  18. TABLE 17: MIX OF SINGLE STOREY DEVELOPMENTS BY TYPE OF USE (VOLUME - KITCHENS, LIVING, BATHROOM, BEDROOM ETC) 2016 39
  19. TABLE 18: MIX OF TWO STOREY DEVELOPMENTS BY TYPE OF USE (VOLUME - KITCHENS, LIVING, BATHROOM, BEDROOM ETC) 2016 40
  20. TABLE 19: MIX OF OTHER BUILDING EXTENSIONS BY TYPE OF USE 2016 (VOLUME - DORMERS, GARAGE, PORCH, ETC.) 41
  21. CHART 20: MIX OF EXTERNAL BUILDING ALTERATIONS BY TYPE 2016 (VOLUME - OUTBUILDINGS, CLADDING, INSULATION, ETC.) 43
  22. CHART 21: MIX OF HEATING & VENTILATION PROJECTS BY TYPE (OTHER BUILDING PROJECTS) 2016 45
  23. CHART 22: MIX OF LANDSCAPING PROJECTS BY TYPE (OTHER BUILDING PROJECTS) 2016 46
  24. CHART 23: MIX OF ROOFING PROJECTS BY TYPE (OTHER BUILDING PROJECTS) 2016 47
  25. TABLE 24: HOME EXTENSIONS' SHARE OF KEY PRODUCT SECTORS AT MERCHANT SELLING PRICES £M 2016 48
  26. CHART 25: MIX OF DOMESTIC KITCHEN FURNITURE PRODUCTS BY TYPE 2016 54

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