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

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Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Market Research Report | SIC G47.520 | Jan 2015

Home and dry: Revenue is forecast to build up in line with the improving housing market

The Hardware & Home Improvement Stores market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 economic downturn sent the industry into disarray, the effects of which were felt throughout the five-year period. 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 at times. Over the five years through 2014-15, revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of just 0.2% to £10.5 billion. This includes forecast current year growth of 5%.

Tough economic conditions led to mixed results for the industry over the past five years... purchase to read more

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Building materials and parts

This segment is estimated to generate 35% of industry revenue. 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 risen over the past two years as consumers have chosen to invest in major renovations and decorative projects. Improvements in the economy and the housing market over 2014-15 are likely to result in revenue derived from the sales of products in this category increasing over the year... 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 DIY material and equipmentSelling garden equipmentSelling decorative products

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