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Underfloor Heating Market Report – UK 2020-2024

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The 10th edition of the Underfloor Heating Market Report reviews the market for UFH which is finding increasing favour in both domestic & non-domestic applications. The report focuses on market size and trends, regulatory developments, product mix, industry supply, distribution & market prospects.

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The 10th edition of the ‘Underfloor Heating Market Report – UK 2020-2024’ has been published by AMA Research. The report reviews one of the fastest-growing sectors of the UK heating industry, accounting for around 7.7% share by value in 2019. The report focuses on market size and trends, regulatory developments, product mix, industry supply, distribution and market prospects.

Key issues covered in the report include:

  • Underfloor heating market – size, structure, key trends and influences, market prospects.
  • Product sector review – product sector mix, water-based and electric UFH systems, UFH controls, etc.
  • End-user applications – housebuilding, domestic RMI, self-build/custom-build housing, non-domestic applications, public sector applications, e.g. health and education.
  • Supply and distribution – main suppliers and key distribution channels.
  • Market forecasts – overall UFH market and for key product sectors.

Areas of Particular Interest include:

  • Key market trends – market developments, key drivers influencing water-based and electric systems.
  • Construction activity – new build housing, refurbishment activity, non-domestic output, etc.
  • Influence of non-domestic sectors – in particular, the healthcare and education sectors.
  • Supply chain review – analysis of key players, other suppliers, as well as leading distribution sectors.
  • Market forecasts to 2024 – analysis of the key factors affecting future industry direction, including regulatory developments such as revisions to Part L, Future Homes Standard.

Some of the companies included:

Wavin, Warmafloor, Polypipe, Warmup, John Guest Speedfit, Nu-Heat, Danfoss with the DEVI brand, Purmo Group UK, Myson, Emmeti, Vogel & Noot, Rehau, Heat Mat, Flexel International, ProWarm, Thermogroup, Kilma, Google, British Gas, Allbright UK, Anderson Floor Warming, Chelmer Heating Solutions, Continental Underfloor, Domoteck, Ebeco, Elekra UK, Emmeti UK, Ezewatm, Floor HEating Systems, Flowcrete UK, Gaia Climate Solutions, Glacomini UK, Glen Dimplex UK, Grant Engineering UK, Heatstore, Honeywell, Intatec, Jupiter Heating Systems, Levante Products, LK International, Magnum Heating, Maincor, Omnie, Pedarson, Pipelife Ireland, Rayotec, Robbens Systems, THermo-Floor UK, Timoleon, Uponor, Vent-Axia Group, Watts Industies UK, DK Heating Systems (trading as The Floor Warming Company), IndECO, IPPEC Systems, Living Heat, Mercury Heating Solutions, Multipipe, Philex, Radiant Heating Solutions, Reid Underfloor Heating, Speedheat UK, Tailored Heat, Thermogroup (trading as ThermoSphere), Thermohouse UK, UK Underfloor Heating, Underfloor Heating Systems, Underfloor Solutions, UFH UK (trading as Vysal), QEP Co. UK (trading as Vitrex Floorwarm), Warmfloor Solutions, Warmfloors.

The Underfloor Heating Market

  • Underfloor Heating market – analysis by value from 2015-2019, with forecasts to 2024, key characteristics of this market. Impact of Brexit on the performance of the market – market trends and major factors influencing market development.
  • Market Development – Overall heating market, share taken by underfloor heating, growth of the market, influence of renewables, floorcoverings, design trends etc., development across the end-use sectors.
  • Growing awareness and influence of other drivers such as floorcoverings, interior design, building methods etc., and how these may influence the market in the short to medium term.
  • Product Mix – breakdown of the product mix by sector, split by water-based and electric UFH systems by end-use application (domestic and non-domestic).
  • Market infrastructure – Supply and distribution – key channels, supplier review and assessment of the contractor sector.
  • Review of key distribution channels, distribution to end users and contractors, domestic and non-domestic distribution by major product group, strengths & weaknesses including direct, merchants, heating specialists, electrical wholesalers, home improvement multiples, tile specialists, online retailers etc.
  • End Use Applications
  • Market mix by application – private housing, social housing, custom-build/self-build housing, non-domestic applications.
  • Analysis of housing market – new build, domestic RMI, mix of completions, house moving activity, etc.
  • Custom-build housing – market size and trends, regulatory developments, prospects.
  • Other applications, e.g. domestic conservatories, wetrooms – market size and trends, prospects.
  • Non-domestic applications – healthcare and education sectors, other non-domestic uses – key trends, issues and prospects.

Key Products

  • Analysis of key product sectors – product mix for 2015-2019 and forecasts up to 2024.
  • Electric underfloor heating – cable systems, heating mats, heating foil systems.
  • Water-based underfloor heating – key components, retrofit varieties.
  • Underfloor heating controls – thermostats, manifolds, actuators, ‘smart’ controls, etc.

Supply Structure

  • Key channels – Home improvement multiples, merchants, heating specialists, online retailers, etc.
  • Company profiles – financial performance, merger and acquisition activity, recent new product innovations, etc.

The UK underfloor heating (UFH) market continues to be one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK heating industry, accounting for around 7.7% share by value in 2019.

The underfloor heating market has an estimated value of around £171 million at manufacturers selling process (MSP) in 2019, representing steady growth of 3% compared to the previous year. This market is broadly classified into two product types: water-based UFH systems and electric UFH systems. All market estimates relate to materials only and exclude installation work.

With the implementation of the Future Homes Standards, market prospects for underfloor heating (UFH) systems in the UK remain positive; water-based systems are particularly compatible with low-carbon home heating solutions such as heat pumps.

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION 7
1.1 BACKGROUND 7
2. SUMMARY & MARKET PROSPECTS 9
2.1 SUMMARY 9
2.2 KEY TRENDS 10
2.3 MARKET PROSPECTS 11
3. UK MARKET FOR UNDERFLOOR HEATING 13
3.1 DEFINITION 13
3.2 UK HEATING MARKET 13
3.3 UNDERFLOOR HEATING MARKET 15
3.3.1 Market Size 15
3.3.2 Market Prospects 16
3.4 END USE SECTORS 17
3.4.1 Domestic UFH 17
3.4.2 Non-Domestic UFH 18
3.5 KEY MARKET INFLUENCES 20
3.5.1 Floorcoverings Market 20
3.5.2 Renewable Energy Technologies 21
3.5.3 Energy Efficiency Initiatives 23
3.5.4 New Building Methods 24
3.5.5 Interior Design 25
3.5.6 Wetroom Market 26
3.6 STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS 26
4. END USE MARKET APPLICATIONS 30
4.1 APPLICATION MIX 30
4.2 RESIDENTIAL MARKET 31
4.2.1 Overview 31
4.2.2 Refurbishment Activity 32
4.2.3 Custom Build Housing 34
4.2.4 Housebuilding 36
4.3 NON-RESIDENTIAL APPLICATIONS 39
4.3.1 Sector Overview 40
4.3.2 Key Applications (Health, Education) 41
4.3.3 Other Applications 44
5. PRODUCTS 47
5.1 PRODUCT MIX 47
5.2 BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS OF UFH 48
5.3 TYPES OF FLOOR CONSTRUCTION 50
5.4 ELECTRIC UFH 51
5.4.1 Cable Systems (In-screed, Loose Wire) 52
5.4.2 Mat Systems (Adhesive Mat, Foil Heaters) 53
5.5 WATER-BASED UFH 54
5.6 UFH CONTROLS 55
5.6.1 Water-based UFH System Controls 56
5.6.2 Electric UFH System Controls 57
6. SUPPLIERS 58
6.1 SUPPLY OVERVIEW 58
6.2 KEY COMPANY PROFILES 59
6.3 OTHER SUPPLIERS 62
6.4 UNDERFLOOR HEATING CONTRACTORS 65
7. DISTRIBUTION 69
7.1 DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE OF UFH 69
7.1.1 Domestic 69
7.1.2 Non-Domestic 70
7.2 KEY COMPANIES 71
7.2.1 Merchants 71
7.2.2 Distributors 72
7.2.3 Electrical Wholesalers 73
7.2.4 Home Improvement Multiples 73
7.2.5 Online Retailers 73
7.2.6 Tile Specialists 75
APPENDIX A. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 76
A.1 OVERVIEW AND OUTLOOK 76
A.2 KEY DATA 77
A.2.1 GDP 77
A.2.2 Inflation & Interest Rates 78
A.2.3 Employment & Wages 78
A.2.4 Household Consumption 79
A.2.5 Sterling 80

TABLES AND CHARTS

CHART 1: UK UNDERFLOOR HEATING MARKET BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2015-2024 9
TABLE 2: OVERALL UK HEATING MARKET 2015-2024 (£M MSP) 14
TABLE 3: UK UNDERFLOOR HEATING MARKET (£M MSP) 2015-2024 15
TABLE 4: UK FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET (£M MSP) 2015-2019 20
CHART 5: UK FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET % PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2019 21
TABLE 6: UK WETROOM MARKET (£M MSP) 2015-2019 26
CHART 7: UK UNDERFLOOR HEATING MARKET % MIX BY APPLICATION 2019 30
TABLE 8: RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT BY VALUE (£M) 2015-2019 31
TABLE 9: UK RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS VALUED AT £40K OR ABOVE, 2015-2019 32
CHART 10: HOUSEHOLDER DEVELOPMENTS GRANTED BY GB PLANNING AUTHORITIES 2015-2024 (‘000S) 33
TABLE 11: UK DOMESTIC CONSERVATORY & GLAZED EXTENSIONS MARKET BY VOLUME 2015-2019 34
TABLE 12: UK SELF BUILD MARKET ESTIMATED NUMBER OF COMPLETIONS 2015-2019 35
TABLE 13: HOUSEBUILDING STARTS AND COMPLETIONS (UK) 2015 TO 2024 – BY VOLUME (‘000 DWELLINGS) 37
CHART 14: HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS (ENGLAND) % MIX BY TYPE OF DWELLING 2008-2019 38
CHART 15: NON-DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT NEW WORK AND RMI BY VALUE 2015 – 2024 (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) GB 40
CHART 16: NON-DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT NEW WORK BY SECTOR 2019 AND 2024 – % BY VALUE GB 41
CHART 17: VALUE OF CONTRACTORS OUTPUT IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 2015-2024 42
CHART 18: VALUE OF CONTRACTORS OUTPUT IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 2015-2024 43
CHART 19: UK UNDERFLOOR HEATING MARKET % PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2019 47
CHART 20: DOMESTIC/NON-DOMESTIC WATER-BASED AND ELECTRIC UFH % MIX 2019 AND 2024 48
TABLE 21: UNDERFLOOR HEATING MARKET SUPPLIERS % MARKET SHARES BY VALUE 2019 58
CHART 22: UK PLUMBING, HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING CONTRACTORS REGISTERED FOR VAT/PAYE BY TURNOVER BAND 2019 66
TABLE 23: DISTRIBUTION OF UFH PRODUCTS TO END USERS 2019 69
TABLE 24: DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION OF UFH PRODUCTS BY CHANNEL 2019 70
CHART 25: GVA CHAINED VOLUME MEASURES, 2015-2019, KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 77
CHART 26: CPI INFLATION AND BANK OF ENGLAND BASE RATE, 2008-2023 78
CHART 27: AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS DATA – GB – TOTAL PAY – 2014-2019 (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) 79
CHART 28: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2008-2023 79
CHART 29: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2015-2019, STERLING TO THE DOLLAR AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 80

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