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Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation Market Research Report | SIC F43.220 | Mar 2017

Heating up: Revenue is safeguarded by the essential nature of industry services

IBISWorld’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Centrica plc Centrica plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Investment into residential and commercial construction supported strong revenue growth
  • Recent technological advancements have expanded the industry’s potential markets
  • Government schemes are likely to encourage demand for first-time installations of heating and air conditioning
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Installation industry accounts for an estimated 15% of specialised construction trade activities. Operators in the industry install and repair boilers, central heating, air conditioning and drainage systems. The majority of the industry's services are undertaken in the residential and commercial construction markets, making its performance heavily dependent on these industries. Conditions in these markets have improved recently. Although a degree of uncertainty has lingered, as evidenced by the industry's contraction in 2013-14, demand for plumbing, heating and air conditioning services has mostly grown over the past five years. Revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 3.5% over the five years through 2016-17... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Most industry revenue comes from installing plumbing and heating in new buildings and homes. Demand for all industry services declined sharply during the economic downturn as construction activity halted amid weak economic conditions. Although economic conditions and demand for construction have recovered over the past five years, installation services were particularly affected by the contraction in activity prior to the start of the period. As a result, repair services have generated a growing portion of industry revenue for much of the past five years.

Central heating services

The industry generates an estimated 43.5% of its revenue from installing central heating and then maintaining and repairing the equipment that has been provided. Lar.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation Industry are

  • Qualified work force
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Demand from commercial building construction in the Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation Industry?

    Operators in this industry install plumbing, central heating and air conditioning for households and businesses. The industry includes additions, alterations, maintenance and repair, but does not include the installation of electric baseboard heating.

    Industry Products
    Central heating servicesIndustrial plumbingSpecialist conditioningGeneral plumbingRenewable energy servicesOther services
    Industry Activities
    Installing plumbing systems and sanitary equipment Installing electric, gas and oil heating systems Installing ventilation and air-conditioning equipment and ductsInstalling gas fittings, steam piping, fire sprinklers and lawn sprinklers Altering, maintaining and repairing plumbing, heating and air-conditioning systems

    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
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Business profit
  • Household expenditure on maintenance and repair
  • Industrial production index
  • Current Performance
  • Stimulating the housing market
  • Increasing profit
  • Advancing technology
  • Lukewarm labour availability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Housing stimulates demand
  • Renewable resource schemes
  • Profit growth
  • Table: Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Estate Agents
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling
  • Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation
  • Products & Services
  • Central heating services
  • General plumbing
  • Industrial plumbing
  • Renewable energy services
  • Specialist conditioning
  • Other services
  • Chart: Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential market
  • Commercial market
  • Industrial market
  • Public non-residential market
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Centrica plc
  • Table: Centrica plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation 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 Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation 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
  • A pipe system used in heating, ventilation and air conditioning to deliver and remove air.
  • Gas Fitting
  • The pipe, valve or meter that conveys gas from the gas main to the relevant fixtures in a building.
  • Hydronic Heating
  • A form of central heating where water is heated in a boiler and then pumped to radiators in each room.

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    The Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation 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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