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Furniture & Home Furnishings Repair in the UK: Market Research Report

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Furniture & Home Furnishings Repair Market Research Report | SIC S95.240 | Feb 2017

Nicely patched up: Revenue has grown relatively strongly in recent years, after a period of fluctuation

The Furniture & Home Furnishings Repair 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
ServiceMaster Limited ServiceMaster Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Rising demand for repairs of high-end furniture has supported industry growth
  • Margins have fallen due to rising enterprise numbers and strong competition from cheap imported furniture
  • Low antique prices are expected to dampen industry revenue growth over the next five years
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Furniture and Home Furnishing Repair industry handles the reupholstering, refinishing, repairing and restoring of furniture and home furnishings. The industry also includes the repair of office furniture. Like many other repair industries, demand for the bulk of industry services tends to be counter-cyclical. However, demand for high-value repairs tends to improve in line with an improving economy. Recent economic growth has led to an increasing number of people buying high-end furniture, which has increased the potential market for repairs as consumers generally repair rather than replace high-end furniture, as it is more cost effective to do so. Households have also invested in more specialised furniture in recent years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a low level of concentration. The three largest companies within the industry are estimated to have a combined market share concentration of 10.9%, with the largest company, ServiceMaster Limited, accounting for 6.2% of the market. The industry is highly fragmented; in 2016, 92.8% of furniture repair firms employed fewer than 10 people. Furthermore, only 0.7% of enterprises operating in the industry employ more than 50 people. Over the past five years the level of market share concentration has fallen, as major player ServiceMaster Limited’s contribution to the overall industry has shrunk.

Increased IT adoption over the past five years has led to rising demand for industry services, which has supported growth in market share concentration. An .. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Furniture & Home Furnishings Repair Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Furniture & Home Furnishings Repair Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Access to a highly skilled workforce
  • Production of premium goods/services
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure on dwellings and Real effective exchange rate in the Furniture & Home Furnishings Repair industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Furniture & Home Furnishings Repair Industry?

    Businesses in this industry repair a range of furniture and home furnishings, including office furniture. This can include reupholstering, refinishing and restoring.

    Industry Products
    Bed and seating repairStorage furniture and surface repairDecorative furnishing repairTextile furnishing repair
    Industry Activities
    Reupholstering furnitureRefinishing furniture and furnishingsRepairing furniture and furnishingsRestoring furniture and furnishings

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Capital expenditure on dwellings
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Demand from online home furnishing retailing
  • Current Performance
  • Home comforts
  • Growing threats
  • Skilled repair
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Referendum effects
  • Antiquated market
  • Competitive pressures
  • Touching up performance
  • Table: Furniture & Home Furnishings Repair Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Furniture & Home Furnishings Repair Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores
  • General Insurance
  • Primary Education
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Hardware & Home Improvement Stores
  • Textile Wholesaling
  • Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Bed and seating repair
  • Storage furniture and surface repair
  • Decorative furnishing repair
  • Textile furnishing repair
  • Chart: Furniture & Home Furnishings Repair Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Businesses
  • Institutions
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Furniture & Home Furnishings Repair Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Advertising
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Furniture & Home Furnishings Repair
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal Competition
  • External Competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Furniture & Home Furnishings Repair Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    ServiceMaster Limited
  • Table: ServiceMaster Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Furniture & Home Furnishings Repair Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Furniture & Home Furnishings Repair Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    French Polishing
  • A technique that uses polishing and layers of shellac to impart a high gloss to wooden furniture.
  • Restoration
  • When furniture is returned to its original condition in a way that preserves its integrity and monetary value.
  • Upholstery
  • A soft textile covering that is added to furniture, particularly chairs.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Furniture & Home Furnishings Repair market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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