Pipes & Fittings Market Report – UK 2018-2022


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Pipes & Fittings Market Report – UK 2018-2022

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This report is the fifth 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. Detailed market data and insight on the pipes and fittings market by AMA Research, a leading UK provider of construction market intelligence.

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The 6th edition of the ‘Pipes and Fittings Market Report – UK 2018-2022’ 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 2022.
  • 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 rainwater harvesting systems, following heavy rainfall in the last two years and greater awareness of environmental concerns and water usage.
  • 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.
  • Detailed market data and insight on the pipes and fittings market by AMA Research, a leading UK provider of construction market intelligence.

Some of the companies included:

Adamsez, Astracast, B&Q, Bathroom Brands Group, Bette GmbH & Co., Bristan Group, Broughton Crangrove Galley Matrix (BCG), Carron Bathrooms, Cistermiser, Claytan Group, Crosswater, Drummonds, Duravit, F&P Wholesale, Frontline Bathrooms, Geberit, Grafton, Grohe, Hansgrohe, Healey & Lord, Heritage Bathrooms, Homebase, Ideal Bathrooms, Ideal Standard UK, Jacuzzi Spa and Bath Limited, Kaldewei UK, Kohler Mira, Laufen, Lecico Plc, Opella, Pegler Yorkshire, Phoenix Product Development, PJH Group, Porcelanosa UK, RAK Ceramics UK, Renaissance Baths, Robert Lee Distribution, Roca, Roper Rhodes, Saint-Gobain, Sanlamere UK, Screwfix, Silverdale Bathrooms, Svedburgs, Tavistock Bathrooms, The Imperial Bathroom Company, Travis Perkins, Victoria Plumb, VitrA, Wickes, Wolseley, etc.

The Pipes and Fittings Market

  • Market size – analysis by value from 2013-2017, with forecasts to 2022, 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, domestic refurbishment levels and future prospects, the influence of the conservatory and garden rooms market, trends in the self build market, the commercial building and construction market and the influence of increasing government spending in that sector.
  • 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 2018 and up to 2022.
  • 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 – forecasts for 2018 and up to 2022.

Market Prospects

  • Forecast of market development – short & medium-term prospects up to 2022.
  • Positive and negative factors affecting the market – performance of UK economy, housebuilding, non-domestic construction, consumer confidence & spending etc.Market shares for metal pipes and fittings.

The UK pipes and fittings market has achieved good growth over the last 5 years, though the rate of growth has slowed in the last two years. Key factors influencing market growth in recent years include increasing levels of demand from key end-use sectors, principally in new housebuilding and non-domestic construction, and rises in raw material prices such as copper and plastic over the last two years.

The plumbing pipe systems sector accounts for some 58% of the pipes and fittings market, while the rainwater, soil and waste products sector accounts for the remaining share.

Future prospects for the pipework market are fairly positive though somewhat unsettled, given the uncertainty surrounding the impact of EU departure on the UK’s economic situation. In the medium term, the market for pipes and fittings is likely to be largely reliant on the residential sector, as private construction in the commercial sector remains affected by fragile business confidence in the wake of the Brexit referendum, whilst public sector construction remains subject to constraints on government spending.

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 7
  3. 1.1 INTRODUCTION 7
  4. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7
  5. 2. SUMMARY 9
  6. 2.1 MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS 9
  7. 2.2 FUTURE PROSPECTS 10
  8. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 13
  9. 3.1 GDP 13
  10. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 14
  11. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 15
  12. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 16
  13. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 16
  14. 3.6 STERLING 17
  15. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 17
  16. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 18
  17. 4. PIPES AND FITTINGS MARKET 19
  18. 4.1 OVERALL MARKET SIZE AND PROSPECTS 19
  19. 4.2 KEY MARKET INFLUENCES 21
  20. 4.2.1 House Building Completions 21
  21. 4.2.2 Mix of House Building Completions 22
  22. 4.2.3 House Moving Levels 23
  23. 4.2.4 Non-Domestic Construction 24
  24. 4.2.5 Off-Site Construction Methods 26
  25. 4.3 OTHER PIPE AND FITTINGS MARKET DRIVERS 27
  26. 4.3.1 Central Heating and Water Heating Market 27
  27. 4.3.2 Underfloor Heating Market 28
  28. 4.3.3 Bathroom and Shower Market 29
  29. 4.4 ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES 30
  30. 5. PRODUCTS 32
  31. 5.1 PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS 32
  32. 5.1.1 Definition 32
  33. 5.1.2 Market Size and Trends 32
  34. 5.1.3 Product and Material Mix 34
  35. 5.1.4 Copper Plumbing Pipe Systems 36
  36. 5.1.5 Plastic Plumbing Pipe Systems 40
  37. 5.1.6 Market Shares 43
  38. 5.2 RAINWATER, SOIL AND WASTE PRODUCTS 43
  39. 5.2.1 Definition 43
  40. 5.2.2 Market Size and Trends 43
  41. 5.2.3 Product and Material Mix 45
  42. 5.2.4 Rainwater Products 47
  43. 5.2.5 Soil and Waste Products 52
  44. 5.2.6 Market Shares 53
  45. 6. SUPPLIERS 54
  46. 6.1 OVERVIEW 54
  47. 6.2 KEY SUPPLIER PROFILES 55
  48. 6.3 OTHER SUPPLIERS 58
  49. 7. DISTRIBUTION 63
  50. 7.1 DISTRIBUTION MIX 63
  51. 7.2 BUILDERS MERCHANTS/SPECIALISTS 64
  52. 7.2.1 National Merchants 64
  53. 7.2.2 Large Regional Merchants/Specialists 67
  54. 7.3 DIY MULTIPLES 69
  55. 7.4 OTHER DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS 70
  56. 7.5 PLUMBERS AND HEATING CONTRACTORS 70
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. CHART 1: UK PIPES AND FITTINGS MARKET BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2012-2022 9
  3. TABLE 2: GDP DATA – 2015-2017 – KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 13
  4. CHART 3: INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2021 15
  5. CHART 4: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2021 16
  6. TABLE 5: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2013-2019 – STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 17
  7. CHART 6: UK PIPES AND FITTINGS MARKET BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2012-2022 19
  8. TABLE 7: UK PIPES AND FITTINGS MARKET – PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2017 (£M MSP) 20
  9. CHART 8: HOUSING COMPLETIONS 2012 TO 2022 – UK BY VOLUME (K) 21
  10. CHART 9: HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS IN ENGLAND – % MIX BY TYPE OF DWELLING (FLATS VERSUS HOUSES) 2012-2018 22
  11. TABLE 10: NUMBER OF PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS UK VALUED AT £40K OR ABOVE 2012 TO 2022 (‘000) 24
  12. CHART 11: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GREAT BRITAIN) NEW WORK & RMI – CURRENT PRICES (£BN) 2012 -2021 25
  13. TABLE 12: UK PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS MARKET BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2012-2022 32
  14. CHART 13: PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS – PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2017 (PIPES AND FITTINGS) 34
  15. CHART 14: PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS – MATERIAL MIX BY VALUE 2017 (COPPER, PLASTIC, ALLOY ETC) 34
  16. CHART 15: UK PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS – MIX BY TYPE OF INSTALLATION % SHARE BY VALUE 2017 35
  17. CHART 16: CENTRAL HEATING AND POTABLE WATER PIPE SYSTEMS – MATERIAL MIX BY VALUE 2017 36
  18. TABLE 17: COPPER PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS – ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES 38
  19. CHART 18: PLASTIC PLUMBING PIPE – PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2017 41
  20. TABLE 19: PLASTIC PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS – ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES 42
  21. TABLE 20: PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS – MARKET SHARES BY VALUE 2017 43
  22. TABLE 21: UK RAINWATER, SOIL AND WASTE PRODUCTS BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2012-2022 44
  23. CHART 22: RAINWATER AND SOIL & WASTE PRODUCTS – PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2017 45
  24. CHART 23: RAINWATER PRODUCTS – MATERIAL MIX BY VALUE 2017 (PLASTIC, ALUMINIUM, CAST IRON ETC) 46
  25. CHART 24: SOIL AND WASTE PRODUCTS – MATERIAL MIX BY VALUE 2017 47
  26. TABLE 25: PLASTIC RAINWATER PRODUCTS – ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES 48
  27. TABLE 26: CAST IRON RAINWATER PRODUCTS – ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES 49
  28. TABLE 27: RAINWATER, SOIL AND WASTE PRODUCTS – MARKET SHARES BY VALUE 2017 53
  29. TABLE 28: UK SUPPLIERS OF PLASTIC PIPES AND FITTINGS – MARKET SHARES BY VALUE 2017 54
  30. TABLE 29: UK SUPPLIERS OF METAL PIPES AND FITTINGS – MARKET SHARES BY VALUE 2017 54
  31. CHART 30: DISTRIBUTION OF PIPES AND FITTINGS – MIX BY CHANNEL 2017 63
  32. CHART 31: LEADING MERCHANTS’ MARKET SHARES 2016 64
  33. CHART 32: UK VAT REGISTERED PLUMBING AND HEATING CONTRACTORS 2017 BY TURNOVER (£’000S) 71

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