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General Building Cleaning in the UK: Market Research Report

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General Building Cleaning Market Research Report | SIC N81.210 | Dec 2016

Cleaning up: Steady demand from the commercial market is supporting the industry

IBISWorld’s General Building Cleaning market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Household demand is likely to be restricted due to rising inflation limiting disposable income
  • The fall in the value of the pound following the EU referendum is expected to increase input costs
  • The projected growth in the number of businesses operating in the United Kingdom should support industry expansion
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry provides cleaning services to residential and commercial clients and is highly fragmented, with many small operators. Revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the five years through 2016-17 to £6.1 billion. Although spending pressures hindered demand from households, demand from the commercial market remained steady because commercial premises must be cleaned irrespective of prevailing economic conditions. Growth in the number of businesses and rebounding business confidence levels also enhanced demand, including demand for value-added services, such as polishing and buffing services... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The General Building Cleaning industry has recorded moderate growth over the past five years. Although spending pressures on households adversely affected demand for cleaning services from the residential market, demand from offices and commercial buildings remained steady because they must be cleaned even when the state of the economy is difficult. The increase in the number of businesses operating in the United Kingdom and rising business confidence levels contributed to industry growth. IBISWorld expects revenue to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% to £6.1 billion over the five years through 2016-17.

During the current year, industry revenue is anticipated to rise by 1.6%, which is significantly lower than the previous year. Imp.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the General Building Cleaning Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the General Building Cleaning Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • Ability to raise funds from additional sources
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business confidence index and Demand from commercial building construction in the General Building Cleaning industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the General Building Cleaning Industry?

    This industry focuses on the provision of general cleaning services for residential and commercial buildings. These services mainly include interior cleaning services. Industrial cleaning and other specialised cleaning services are not covered (see IBISWorld report N81.220).

    Industry Products
    Carpet cleaningExterior cleaningHard surface cleaningBathroom and toilet cleaning
    Industry Activities
    Interior cleaning including mopping, sweeping, cleaning of carpets and cleaning of bathrooms and toiletsExterior cleaningEmptying bins and removing rubbish

    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
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Number of businesses
  • Real household disposable income
  • Average weekly hours of work
  • Current Performance
  • Commercial demand propels industry
  • Household demand conditions
  • Margins expand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Growing commercial demand
  • Residential demand restricted
  • Potential problems
  • Margins weaken
  • Table: General Building Cleaning Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - General Building Cleaning Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Clothing Retailing
  • Financial and Insurance Activities
  • Real Estate Activities
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Product Wholesaling
  • Household Appliance & Television Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Hard surface cleaning
  • Bathroom and toilet cleaning
  • Other
  • Exterior cleaning
  • Chart: General Building Cleaning Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial offices
  • Apartments
  • Other non-industrial commercial premises
  • Houses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the General Building Cleaning Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs General Building Cleaning
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the General Building Cleaning Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the General Building Cleaning 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 General Building Cleaning 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
    Carpet Cleaning
  • The dry cleaning, vacuuming or steam cleaning of carpets.
  • Cleaning Agents
  • Cleaning agents are substances, usually liquids, powders, spray or granules, which are used to remove dirt, stains and odours.
  • Hard Surface Cleaning
  • The cleaning of surfaces made from wood, marble, granite and cement.

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    This report on General Building Cleaning:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • 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 General Building Cleaning 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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