Hardware & Home Improvement Stores in the UK: Market Research Report

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Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Market Research Report | SIC G47.520 | Mar 2014

Room for improvement: Revenue begins to recover as consumers restart renovation projects

IBISWorld’s Hardware & Home Improvement Stores market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Homebase Limited Homebase Limited market share
Kingfisher plc Kingfisher plc market share
Travis Perkins plc Travis Perkins plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Hardware and Home Improvement industry sell DIY equipment, building materials, outdoor and garden equipment and other hardware products. The 2008 housing market crash sent the industry into disarray because fewer houses were bought, sold and built. This was then aggravated by the sustained economic recession, which significantly affected disposable income and industry revenue. Sales of expensive items such as bathroom and kitchen fittings were particularly affected because consumers put major renovations on hold. This change in economic conditions and consumer behaviour dampened operators' performance.

Over the five years through 2013-14, revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.9% to £9.4 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Building materials and parts

This segment is estimated to generate 35% of industry revenue in 2013-14. Products include cement and cement mixers, building chemicals, kitchen and bathroom parts, timber, insulation and other building products. Do-it-for-me consumers and contractors are the biggest buyers in this segment as DIY consumers rarely carry out projects on a scale that requires these products. The revenue generated by this segment has fallen over the past five years as consumers have shied away from major renovations because of the cost implications, instead opting for smaller decorative projects. Improvements in the economy and the housing market are likely to bring more major renovations in the future... purchase to read more


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What is the Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Industry?

Operators in this industry specialise in retailing a range of hardware and home improvement equipment to domestic and commercial customers. Products include do-it-yourself (DIY) equipment, building materials, paints, glass and other hardware products.

Industry Products
DIY tools and hardwareDecorBuilding materials and partsPaint and wallcoveringsGarden and outdoor equipmentHeating and plumbing equipment
Industry Activities
Selling hardware productsSelling paints, varnishes and lacquersSelling building materials, such as bricks and woodSelling do-it-yourself material and equipmentSelling garden equipmentSelling decorative products

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