Pipes & Fittings Market Report – UK 2020-2024 including Covid-19 Insight

This report is the sixth edition and provides a comprehensive review of the UK pipes and fittings market, reviewing market size, product mix, trends and influences, future prospects, major suppliers and key distribution channels.

£945.00

  • Order Report in 3 easy steps

    Step

    1 /


The 6th edition of the ‘Pipes and Fittings Market Report – UK 2020-2024’ covers the domestic and light commercial applications for plumbing pipes and pipes for rainwater, soil and waste, together with associated fittings, but excludes pipes used in water utility, land drainage or other gas or telecommunications applications.

Key sections covered:

  • Market overview – market size by value, key trends, market influences, forecast to 2024.
  • Product review – product mix, material mix, key trends and forecasts.
  • Plumbing pipe systems – hot and cold water internal pipes and fittings, pipes and fittings for radiator heating systems and underfloor heating.
  • Rainwater, soil and waste products – soil and waste pipes, traps and fittings (above ground), rainwater guttering, downpipes and fittings (above ground).
  • Supply and distribution review – main suppliers, market shares, main distribution channels and key companies.

Key areas of insight include:

  • Key factors influencing market growth in recent years include increasing levels of demand from key end-use sectors, principally in new housebuilding and some non-domestic sectors.
  • A steady shift towards plastic pipes and fittings due to technological developments, ease of installation and a growing product range.
  • Plastic push-fit and press-fit fittings have experienced particular growth due to the considerable savings made on installation time.
  • Growing interest in water management and rainwater harvesting systems, following several extremely wet winters and addressing rising concern over environmental sustainability and water conservation.
  • Direct sales to contractors and OEMs have risen in recent years, as have sales via the internet.
  • Greater focus on sustainability and recycling throughout the production and distribution chain.

Some of the companies included:

Geberit, Uponor, Wavin Group, Peglar Yorkshire, Wednesbury Pipe, Lawton Copper Tube, Conex Banninger, Polypipe, Marley, John Guest, Floplast, Conex, Brett Martin, Hunter Plastics, Epwin Group, Alumasc, GMD Pennine, Guttercrest, Yeoman Rainguard, Aluminium Roofline Products (ARP), Hall & Botterill, JWD Rainwater Systems, PFC Rainwater Systems, Stafford Rainwater Systems, Graf UK, Saint Gobain PAM, Aliaxis, Blucher, Anglian Home Improvements, Emmeti UK, Rehau Ltd, Purus Limited, Roth UK, WE Bates and more.

The Pipes and Fittings Market

  • Market size – analysis by value from 2015-2019, with forecasts to 2024, key characteristics of this market. Impact of the economy and construction on the structure of the market – market trends and major factors influencing market development.
  • Development and influence of the domestic heating market and underfloor heating sector.
  • Development of the bathroom and shower market and influence on the pipes and fittings industry.
  • Key building and construction trends and influences on the pipes and fittings market, including housebuilding levels and future prospects, house moving and domestic refurbishment levels, trends in the self build market, the commercial building and construction market and the influence of government policies and increasing spending.
  • The changing impact of new building methods, off-site construction etc.

Products and Suppliers

  • Hot and cold pressurised applications for heating and for hot and cold potable water, and underfloor heating.
  • Product mix of plumbing pipe and fittings and mix of plumbing pipe systems by application.
  • Material mix for pipes and fittings in this sector – plastic, copper, brass etc. The differences in material used between potable water and heating applications.
  • The use of copper pipe and fittings in plumbing applications; key suppliers; advantages and disadvantages of copper; shift towards flame-free jointing etc.
  • Use of plastic in plumbing applications; types of plastic pipe (PB, PEX, Other); key suppliers; influence of barrier pipe; growth of push-fit fittings etc.
  • Main suppliers and market shares for plumbing pipe systems.
  • Outlook for plumbing pipe systems – forecasts for 2019 and up to 2024.
  • Product mix of rainwater and soil & waste products.
  • Material mix for rainwater goods; use of different materials – plastic, aluminium, cast iron/other; advantages and disadvantages of plastic, cast iron etc.; product developments; rainwater drainage and harvesting.
  • Main suppliers and market shares for rainwater goods, soil and waste products.
  • Outlook for rainwater goods, soil and waste products – estimates for 2019 and forecasts up to 2024.

Market Prospects

  • Forecast of market development – short & medium-term prospects up to 2024.
  • Positive and negative factors affecting the market – performance of UK economy, housebuilding, non-domestic construction, consumer confidence & spending etc.

Tables & Charts

  • There are 33 tables and charts included in this detailed report.

The report includes pipes and fittings used in residential and light commercial buildings and covers the following key sectors in depth:

Plumbing pipe systems comprising:

• Hot and cold-water internal plumbing pipes and fittings.

Pipework for radiator heating systems and underfloor heating.

Rainwater, soil and waste products comprising:

• Soil and waste pipes, traps and fittings (above ground).

• Rainwater guttering, downpipes and fittings (above ground).

The UK pipes and fittings market has achieved only modest growth in recent years, due to slowing construction output growth, particularly since 2017, and falling raw material prices. The outlook for the UK pipes and fittings market in 2020 remains weak, but beyond 2020 future prospects appear more positive, as consumer and business confidence returns.

Key factors influencing market growth include changing levels of demand from key end-use sectors, principally in new housebuilding and non-residential construction, and changes in raw material prices such as copper. In both these cases, the trend in the last two years has weakened growth; construction output has slowed during the economic uncertainty arising from the Brexit negotiations, and is forecast to take a significant decline in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, whilst prices for copper and other raw materials such as aluminium have fallen.

Beyond 2020, prospects for the pipework market appear more positive, if there is a satisfactory resolution of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU leading to a renewal of consumer and business confidence and a return to steady but modest underlying growth following the effects of COVID-19 and working under the presumption, at the point of writing, that the UK does not experience a second ‘wave’ of lockdown as a result of further outbreaks.

Contents Listing

1. INTRODUCTION 8
1.1 INTRODUCTION 8
1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 8
2. SUMMARY 10
2.1 MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS 10
2.2 FUTURE PROSPECTS 12
3. PIPES AND FITTINGS MARKET 14
3.1 OVERALL MARKET SIZE AND PROSPECTS 14
3.2 KEY MARKET INFLUENCES 17
3.2.1 House Building Completions 17
3.2.2 Mix of House Building Completions 18
3.2.3 House Moving Levels 19
3.2.4 Non-Residential Construction 20
3.2.5 Off-Site Construction Methods 22
3.3 OTHER PIPE AND FITTINGS MARKET DRIVERS 24
3.3.1 Central Heating and Water Heating Market 24
3.3.2 Underfloor Heating Market 27
3.3.3 Bathroom and Shower Market 28
3.4 ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES 30
4. PRODUCTS 32
4.1 PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS 32
4.1.1 Definition 32
4.1.2 Market Size and Trends 32
4.1.3 Product and Material Mix 35
4.1.4 Copper Plumbing Pipe Systems 38
4.1.5 Plastic Plumbing Pipe Systems 42
4.1.6 Market Shares 46
4.2 RAINWATER, SOIL AND WASTE PRODUCTS 47
4.2.1 Definition 47
4.2.2 Market Size and Trends 47
4.2.3 Product and Material Mix 49
4.2.4 Rainwater Products 51
4.2.5 Soil and Waste Products 58
4.2.6 Market Shares 59
5. SUPPLIERS 60
5.1 OVERVIEW 60
5.2 KEY SUPPLIER PROFILES 61
5.3 OTHER SUPPLIERS 65
6. DISTRIBUTION 72
6.1 DISTRIBUTION MIX 72
6.2 BUILDERS MERCHANTS/SPECIALISTS 73
6.2.1 National Merchants 74
6.2.2 Large Regional Merchants/Specialists 77
6.3 DIY MULTIPLES 80
6.4 OTHER DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS 81
6.5 PLUMBERS AND HEATING CONTRACTORS 83
APPENDICES 85
APPENDIX A. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 85
A.1 Overview and Outlook  85
A.2. GDP  85
A.3 Inflation & Interest Rates  86
A.4 Employment & Wages  87
A.5 Household Consumption  88
A.6 Sterling  89

 

Tables & Charts

CHART 1: UK PIPES AND FITTINGS MARKET BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2015-2024 10
CHART 2: UK PIPES AND FITTINGS MARKET BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2015-2024 14
TABLE 3: UK PIPES AND FITTINGS MARKET – PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2019 (£M MSP) 16
CHART 4: HOUSING COMPLETIONS 2015 TO 2024 – GB BY VOLUME (000) 17
CHART 5: HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS IN ENGLAND – % MIX BY TYPE OF DWELLING (FLATS VERSUS HOUSES) 2013-2019 18
TABLE 6: NUMBER OF PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS UK VALUED AT £40K OR ABOVE 2015 TO 2019 (‘000) 20
CHART 7: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GREAT BRITAIN) NEW WORK & RMI – CURRENT PRICES (£BN) 2015 -2024 21
TABLE 8: UK PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS MARKET BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2015-2024 32
CHART 9: PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS – PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2019 (PIPES AND FITTINGS) 35
CHART 10: PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS – MATERIAL MIX BY VALUE (£M) 2019 36
CHART 11: UK PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS – MIX BY TYPE OF INSTALLATION % SHARE BY VALUE 2019 37
CHART 12: CENTRAL HEATING AND POTABLE WATER PIPE SYSTEMS – MATERIAL MIX (%) BY VALUE 2019 38
TABLE 13: COPPER PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS – ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES 40
CHART 14: PLASTIC PLUMBING PIPE – PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2019 44
TABLE 15: PLASTIC PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS – ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES 45
TABLE 16: PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS – MARKET SHARES BY VALUE 2019 46
TABLE 17: UK RAINWATER, SOIL AND WASTE PRODUCTS BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2015-2024 47
CHART 18: RAINWATER AND SOIL & WASTE PRODUCTS – PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2019 49
CHART 19: RAINWATER PRODUCTS – MATERIAL MIX BY VALUE 2019 (PLASTIC, ALUMINIUM, CAST IRON ETC) 50
CHART 20: SOIL AND WASTE PRODUCTS – MATERIAL MIX BY VALUE 2019 51
TABLE 21: PLASTIC RAINWATER PRODUCTS – ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES 52
TABLE 22: CAST IRON RAINWATER PRODUCTS – ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES 54
TABLE 23: RAINWATER, SOIL AND WASTE PRODUCTS – MARKET SHARES BY VALUE 2017 59
TABLE 24: UK SUPPLIERS OF PLASTIC PIPES AND FITTINGS – MARKET SHARES BY VALUE 2019 60
TABLE 25: UK SUPPLIERS OF METAL PIPES AND FITTINGS – MARKET SHARES BY VALUE 2019 61
CHART 26: DISTRIBUTION OF PIPES AND FITTINGS – MIX BY CHANNEL 2019 72
CHART 27: LEADING MERCHANTS’ MARKET SHARES 2018 73
CHART 28: UK VAT REGISTERED PLUMBING AND HEATING CONTRACTORS 2019 BY TURNOVER (£’000S) 83
CHART 29: GVA CHAINED VOLUME MEASURES, 2015-2019, KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS  86
CHART 30: CPI INFLATION AND BANK OF ENGLAND BASE RATE, 2008-2023  87
CHART 31: AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS DATA – GB – TOTAL PAY – 2014-2019 (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)  88
CHART 32: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2008-2023  89
CHART 33: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2015-2019, STERLING TO THE DOLLAR AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES  90

 


Save with our report bundles!

VIEW BUNDLES

Register your interest in the report.

By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

Ask the Editor

By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

You may also like…

Mini Bundle – Plumbing
£3,150.00 Add to basket
Learn more
Building Products, Distribution & Hire Bundle
£5,195.00 Add to basket
Learn more
Builders and Plumbers Merchants report
Builders and Plumbers Merchants Market Report – UK 2019-2023 includes the Covid-19 Impact Report
£945.00 Add to basket
Learn more
Underfloor Heating Market Report – UK 2020-2024 includes the Covid-19 Impact Report
£945.00 Add to basket
Learn more
[sc name="Footer Porduct"]

How can we help?

Tell us what you are looking to achieve & we will aim to provide the best solution and price. Rather speak to someone?

Call 01242 235724.

By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

We’ll do our best to respond within 4 working hours.

If you need a quicker response, please call us on
01242 235724.