Domestic Kitchen and Bathroom Worktops Market Report – UK 2020-2024 including Covid-19 Insight

The 6th edition of the Domestic Kitchen and Bathroom Worktops Market Report – UK 2020-2024  incorporates original research and provides a comprehensive review of this changing market, including market sizes across the major product areas featured, product mix, supplier performance and share, supply chain structures and other factors influencing the development of the market. It also includes an assessment of the effects that Covid-19 and our exit from the EU will have on this market in the short to medium term.

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The 6th edition of the Domestic Kitchen and Bathroom Worktops Market Report – UK 2020-2024 incorporates original research and provides a comprehensive review of this changing market, including market sizes across the major product areas featured, product mix, supplier performance and share, supply chain structures and other factors influencing the development of the market. It also includes an assessment of the effects that Covid-19 and our exit from the EU will have on this market in the short to medium term.

Key issues covered in the report:

  • Laminates; high pressure laminates, compact laminates.
  • Solid surfacing, composites.
  • Natural and engineered stone; granite, quartz.
  • Solid wood.
  • Others, e.g. glass, stainless steel, porcelain, concrete etc

Areas of particular interest:

  • Market size from 2015-2019, short term prospects 2020-22 and medium-term forecasts to 2024.
  • Key market drivers, including housebuilding, consumer characteristics, professional installation, changing role of the kitchen and bathroom, design trends, price competition.
  • Mix of different types of worktop materials – product sector review, development of the material sectors and trends; drivers such as design trends, consumer awareness and knowledge etc.
  • Review of supply and distribution structure for worktops – market mix by distributor types – builders’ and plumbers’ merchants, Home Improvement Multiples, specialist retail outlets, direct sales etc. Identification of fabricators and distributors.

Companies included are:

Howdens, Symphony, Wren Kitchens, Harvey Jones, Smallbone, Mark Wilkinson, Tom Howley, Ashley Ann, soak.com, B&Q, Magnet, IKEA, Wickes, Formica, Polyrey, Egger, Kronospan, Wilsonart, James Latham Group, Whitehall Fabrications, Summercove, Stone of London Ltd, DuPont, Luna Stone, Sheridan Fabrications, Homebase and more.

Key areas of insight include:

Market for Kitchen and Bathroom Worktops

  • Overall Kitchen and Bathroom Worktops markets, market development, analysis of market size by value 2015-2019.
  • Market size for kitchen worktops 2015-2019 and bathroom worktops 2015-2019. Factors influencing market development – growing influence of design/style changes, demographics, housebuilding, consumer confidence etc.
  • Forecasts of market sizes for kitchen worktops, and bathroom worktops through to 2024. Key factors influencing future development, performance of the economy, housing market, consumer confidence. Effects of current crisis on future demand.
  • Overall kitchen furniture, worktops and sinks market and overall bathroom furniture and worktops market for perspective.
  • Housing Market – analysis of developments in new house building and house moving activity.
  • Economic Influence – unstable global political and economic environment and the effect on consumer confidence and market growth.

Product and Material Trends

  • Trends in Design/Materials in Worktops – key materials covered include laminates, solid surface, engineered and natural stone, solid wood, others such as glass, stainless steel etc.
  • Share mix by material for kitchen worktops.
  • Share mix by material for bathroom worktops.
  • Key trends – colour/pattern trends in worktops, growth of non-laminate materials, such as solid surfaces, wood, granite, quartz, stainless steel, advantages/disadvantages, new product developments.
  • Main features and benefits of the different worktop types

Supply and Distribution

  • Analysis of Supply Chain Structure.
  • Profiles of Leading Worktop Suppliers – market position, analysis of activities, financial information and products.
  • Distribution Channel Shares – analysis of shares by value, trends/developments in shares, growth/declining sectors.
  • Route to market assessment for kitchen worktops and for bathroom worktops.
  • Key sectors assessed include – Furniture Multiples, Home Improvement Multiples, Builders and Plumbers’ Merchants, Direct Contract, Retail Specialists, Department Stores, Worktop specialists, Direct sales, Internet retailers.

Tables and Charts

This report contains 25 tables and charts.

There has been steady growth in the market in recent years, particularly in the 2015-16 period, reflecting the growing level of consumer confidence generally and higher levels of house building. The worktop market has probably grown fractionally faster than the overall kitchen and bathroom furniture markets, reflecting a shift to higher value worktops and the trend for larger worktop areas, incorporating, for example, island and peninsular units.
As far as kitchen worktops are concerned, the market generally follows a pattern similar to that for kitchen furniture.

The bathroom worktops market has followed a growth pattern similar to the one for bathroom furniture, mainly due to a lower level of separate worktop replacement in this sector, when compared with the kitchen sector.The value of the bathroom worktops market has grown, mainly because of the increasing popularity of bathroom furniture, but has also benefited to some extent from the use of more expensive materials, such as solid surface products with integrated basins, along with quartz and granite surfaces.

CONTENTS

RESEARCH SERVICES OFFERED BY AMA RESEARCH 3
1. INTRODUCTION 8
1.1 BACKGROUND 8
1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 8
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND PROSPECTS 10
2.1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 10
2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 11
3. UK DOMESTIC KITCHEN AND BATHROOM WORKTOPS MARKET 13
3.1 MARKET DEFINITIONS 13
3.2 OVERALL MARKET SIZE – DOMESTIC KITCHEN AND BATHROOM WORKTOPS 13
3.3 OVERALL MARKET SIZES – KITCHEN AND BATHROOM FURNITURE AND WORKTOPS 15
3.3.1 Kitchen Furniture and Worktops 15
3.3.2 Kitchen Worktops 17
3.3.3 Bathroom Furniture and Worktops 18
3.4 MARKET DRIVERS 22
3.4.1 Housebuilding 22
3.4.2 House Moving 25
3.4.3 Consumer Characteristics 26
3.4.4 Higher Level of Professional Installation 27
3.4.5 The Changing Role of the Kitchen 28
3.4.6 The Changing Role of the Bathroom 29
3.4.7 Design Trends in the Home 29
3.4.8 Price Competition 30
3.4.9 Supply Structure Changes 31
4. WORKTOP PRODUCT MIX 33
4.1 INTRODUCTION 33
4.2 KITCHEN AND BATHROOM WORKTOPS 33
4.2.1 Product Types 33
4.2.2 Worktop Sizing and Edging Details 35
4.2.3 Material Mixes – Kitchens Worktops 36
4.2.4 Material Mixes – Bathroom Worktops 41
4.2.5 Material Trends and Colours 43
5. WORKTOP SUPPLIERS 46
5.1 SUPPLY STRUCTURE 46
6.2 KEY SUPPLIERS OF WORKTOPS 47
6.2.1 Laminates 47
6.2.2 Solid Surface/Composites 50
6.2.3 Stone and Engineered Stone 52
6.2.4 Wood and Other Materials 58
6. DISTRIBUTION SUPPLY CHAIN 59
6.1 KITCHEN WORKTOPS OVERALL SUPPLY CHAIN 59
6.2 CHANNELS SELLING TO END USERS AND INSTALLERS 62
6.2.1 Builders’ and Plumbers’ Merchants 62
6.2.2 Retail Specialists 63
6.2.3 Home Improvement Multiples 64
6.2.4 Direct Contract 66
6.2.5 Furniture Multiples 66
6.2.6 Worktop Specialists 67
6.2.7 Others 67
6.3 LEADING DISTRIBUTORS OF KITCHEN AND BATHROOM WORKTOPS 68
6.4 BATHROOM WORKTOPS SUPPLY CHAIN 71
6.4.1 Home Improvement/DIY Multiples 74
6.4.2 Builders’ and Plumbers’ Merchants 74
6.4.3 Bathroom Equipment Specialists 75
6.4.4 Others 75
6.5 BUYING GROUPS 76
APPENDICES 77
APPENDIX A: ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 77
A.1 OVERVIEW AND OUTLOOK 77
A.2 GDP 77
A.3 INFLATION AND INTEREST RATES 78
A.4 EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES 79
A.5 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 80
A.6 STERLING 81

TABLES AND CHARTS

CHART 1: UK KITCHEN AND BATHROOM WORKTOPS MARKET  2015-2024 – BY VALUE (£M MSP) 10
TABLE 2: UK KITCHEN AND BATHROOM WORKTOPS MARKET AND  FORECASTS 2015 TO 2024 – BY VALUE (MSP £M) 14
TABLE 3: UK KITCHEN FURNITURE, WORKTOPS AND SINKS MARKET AND FORECASTS 2015 TO 2024 – BY VALUE (£M MSP) 16
CHART 4: UK DOMESTIC KITCHEN WORKTOPS MARKET 2015 TO 2024  – BY VALUE (£M MSP) 17
TABLE 5: UK BATHROOM FURNITURE AND WORKTOPS MARKETS  2015 TO 2024 – BY VALUE (£M MSP) 19
CHART 6: UK DOMESTIC BATHROOM WORKTOPS MARKET  2015 TO 2024 – BY VALUE (£M MSP) 21
CHART 7: HOUSING COMPLETIONS BY REGION (ENGLAND, WALES AND SCOTLAND) 2015 TO 2024- BY VOLUME OF DWELLINGS 23
CHART 8: HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS IN ENGLAND MIX BY TYPE OF DWELLING 2011 TO 2020 – FLATS VERSUS HOUSES (%) 24
TABLE 9: UK RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS* VALUED AT £40K OR ABOVE 2014 TO 2019  – BY VOLUME (000’S) 25
TABLE 10: UK KITCHEN WORKTOP SALES 2006, 2012 AND 2019 –  % BY VALUE 36
TABLE 11: UK KITCHEN WORKTOP SALES 2006-2019 – % BY VOLUME 37
CHART 12: UK DOMESTIC KITCHEN WORKTOP MARKET MATERIAL MIX 2019 – % BY VALUE 38
CHART 13: UK DOMESTIC KITCHEN WORKTOP MARKET LAMINATE SHARE BY VALUE 2006, 2012 AND 2019 – % BY VALUE 39
CHART 14: UK DOMESTIC KITCHEN WORKTOP MARKET MATERIAL MIX 2019 – % BY VALUE AND VOLUME 40
CHART 15: UK DOMESTIC BATHROOM WORKTOP MARKET  MATERIAL MIX 2019 – % BY VALUE 41
CHART 16: UK DOMESTIC BATHROOM WORKTOP MARKET  MATERIAL MIX 2019 – % BY VALUE AND VOLUME 42
TABLE 17: UK MARKET FOR ENGINEERED STONE KITCHEN AND BATHROOM WORKTOPS LEADING BRANDS 2019-20 56
CHART 18: KEY DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS TO UK MARKET  FOR KITCHEN WORKTOPS 60
TABLE 19: THE MARKET FOR KITCHEN WORKTOPS SHARE BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL 2007 AND 2019 – % BY VALUE 61
TABLE 20: THE MARKET FOR BATHROOM WORKTOPS SHARE BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL 2019 – % BY VALUE 71
CHART A1: GVA CHAINED VOLUME MEASURES  KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 2015-2020 78
CHART A2: CPI INFLATION AND BANK OF ENGLAND BASE RATE 2008 TO 2023 79
CHART A3: AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS DATA (GB) TOTAL PAY  2014 TO 2019 – £ STERLING (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) 80
CHART A4: DI PER CAPITA & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2008-2023 81
CHART A5: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2015 TO 2019 –  STERLING TO THE DOLLAR AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 82

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