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Vinyl flooring continues to outperform all other product sectors in the UK floorcoverings market
18th June 2019

According to the new report by AMA Research, the outlook for the UK floorcoverings market is one of moderate growth. Factors affecting this slow market change are increasing inflation, adverse currency movements and relatively low wage increases affecting consumer confidence.

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Latest residential figures show that output increased by 5% in 2018 to £74.2bn
18th June 2019

Preliminary data indicates that total residential output increased by 5% in 2018 to £74.2bn underpinned by 8% increase in new work but with residential RMI remaining static at £30bn.

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Plumbers merchants market in the UK worth over £4.2bn
18th June 2019

The plumbers’ merchants market was worth an estimated £4.2bn in 2017, representing growth of around 2% from 2016. The overall trend in recent years has been positive, and early indications for 2018 are for a continuation of the modest recovery

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Technological developments drive growth in the UK electronic security products market
18th June 2019

The total UK electronic security market, comprising of products – electronic access controls, intruder alarms and closed circuit television (CCTV) – and associated services, was estimated at approximately £2.35bn in 2017.

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Downturn in department store sector & price competition to impact household textiles market
18th June 2019

Having experienced overall growth of 13% between 2013 and 2017, the UK household textiles market has been underpinned by returning consumer confidence and sustained demand from contract applications.

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Smart heating controls expected to drive high levels of growth to 2022
18th June 2019

According to the latest Domestic Central Heating market report (2018-2022) from AMA Research, smart heating controls are likely to take market share from conventional heating controls in the longer term.

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Sales of single sofas are the fastest growing sector in the upholstered furniture market
18th June 2019

As a mature market, upholstered furniture remains mainly a non-essential purchase with lengthy replacement cycles and therefore can be deferred in times of economic constraint

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Availability and price of land remains key factor to the future growth of the self-build market
18th June 2019

The latest Self Build market report from AMA Research, highlights the strong disconnect between the number of available sites and where people want to build.

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Build to Rent forecast to become a key growth area in the UK housebuilding market
18th June 2019

Including residential conversions, there were around 258,000 new dwellings delivered across the UK in 2016/17, up by 13% on the previous year.

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Hotel, leisure and entertainment construction output grew by 33% in 2017 to reach £9.4bn
18th June 2019

Dominated by the private sector, the entertainment and leisure sector has experienced more positive construction output conditions than many other sectors over the past 5 years.

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4% growth in the UK market for street furniture
18th June 2019

The total value of the street furniture market that is supplied to or influenced by local authorities and placed in public spaces or highways controlled by local authorities, is estimated to be worth around £328m in 2017

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Integrated systems stimulate growth in the UK active fire protection sector
18th June 2019

The total market size for active fire protection systems in the UK saw good growth to 2016 at between 7% and 9% per year, in line with higher levels of construction output across key end-use sectors such as education and offices.

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UK plant hire market forecast to grow by 11% between 2018 and 2022
18th June 2019

The UK plant hire market was estimated to be worth £3bn in 2017, with growth of around 1% forecast for 2018. The plant hire market is extremely diverse, with equipment ranging from dehumidifiers to excavators, and demand for each type of equipment varies

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UK street lighting market to see 17% value growth by 2022
18th June 2019

The UK street lighting market has seen steady growth in recent years, driven by substantial LED replacement programmes run by local authorities over the past 5 years or so.

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29% growth in the UK generator hire market since 2014
18th June 2019

The market for diesel generator hire, which according to AMA’s definition excludes ancillary products, has performed well in recent years, having experienced growth of 29% from 2014.

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4% value growth in the brassware and taps market despite intense pricing pressures
18th June 2019

The brassware and taps market in the UK, which is worth in excess of £200m, is estimated to have grown by 4% in 2017. Following a period of slow growth, the market improved between 2014-2016

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Decline forecast for UK wall cladding market volumes
18th June 2019

The UK market for wall cladding is estimated to have increased by around 40% between 2013 and 2017 in volume terms. In 2017/18, growth has been driven by strong growth in new build and major refurbishment output

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The Rise of the UK Build-To-Rent Market
18th June 2019

The UK’s Private Rented Sector (PRS) is going through a period of rapid change. A recovering UK economy and increasing interest by both UK and overseas large institutional investors are key elements in the recent expansion of the PRS.

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Over 20% growth forecast for the UK kitchen & bathroom worktops market over the next five years
18th June 2019

There has been good growth in the domestic kitchen and bathroom worktops market in recent years. Between 2014 and 2017, the UK overall worktops market is estimated to have grown by 13%.

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Housing deficit & skills shortages lead to growth in the panelised modular building systems market
18th June 2019

The UK market for panelised modular building systems has performed relatively strongly over the past 3 years or so, and is estimated to have grown by 26% between 2014 and 2017.

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Modest growth forecasts for passive fire protection products in the UK
18th June 2019

The UK market for passive fire protection products is estimated to be worth around £650m at manufacturers selling prices – excluding installation. The market has grown by around 2% in 2017, with forecasts for 2018 at a similar level.

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Tough market conditions in the UK door & window fabricators market
18th June 2019

The UK door and window fabricators market put in a strong performance between 2013 and 2016 but appears to have flattened out in 2017.

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UK interior refurbishment & fit-out sector increased by 6% in 2017
18th June 2019

The interior fit-out and refurbishment market -as defined in AMA Research’s latest report on the sector – has increased by 34% since 2013, in value terms, and rose by 6% within the last year alone.

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Modest forecasts for construction output amid Brexit uncertainty
18th June 2019

Recently revised data indicates that total construction output increased by 8% in 2017 compared with 2016, to reach a total value of £163.5bn.

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44% increase in the UK lighting market between 2013-17
18th June 2019

The overall lighting market in the UK was estimated to be worth £2.4 billion in 2017, having increased by 44% since 2013. The key driver for the lighting market is LED lighting which has gained significant share in the non-domestic sector

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12% growth predicted in the UK domestic garden buildings market between 2018 and 2022
18th June 2019

The UK market for domestic garden buildings and structures has seen slow but steady growth in recent years. The overall sector is mature and highly dependent on replacement purchases as well as consumer confidence levels.

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UK market for volumetric modular buildings increased by 6% in 2017
18th June 2019

The UK market for prefabricated volumetric modular buildings and portable accommodation is estimated to have increased by 6% in 2017 – a significant improvement on 2016

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Online sales of plumbing products in the UK to increase by 43% by 2022
18th June 2019

The internet is the fastest growing channel of the overall UK plumbing and heating products market and has experienced strong growth levels in the last 5-7 years. In 2017 alone, the UK internet plumbing market is estimated to have increased by 17% in value terms.

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Trading up activities continue to underpin growth in the UK window coverings market
18th June 2019

The UK domestic window coverings market has shown overall growth of 15% between 2013 and 2017, but lower growth rates of around 2-3% are currently forecast for 2018.

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8% value growth in the UK bathroom and kitchen PODs sector
18th June 2019

The UK market for bathroom and kitchen PODs market was estimated to have grown by 4% in 2017, in terms of the volume of POD installations. The market also saw an 8% increase in value

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