Thursday, September 21, 2017

Event Equipment Hire Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis - 5 Key Facts

  • The UK event equipment hire market was estimated to be worth around £585m in 2016.
  • The market has benefited from a growing interest in events, particularly outdoor events, and was significantly boosted in 2012 by the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • Exhibitions and trade shows account for the largest share of the events market, holding an estimated 55-60% share of the market.
  • The event equipment market is forecast to grow gradually to reach an estimated market size of around £660-£680m in 2021.
  • The market has been restricted by its highly competitive nature that has tended to restrict price increases.
These facts have been extracted from AMA Research's report 'Event Equipment Hire Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis', available from or by calling 01242 235724. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Waste Management Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis - 5 Key Facts

  • By value, the market for controlled waste management is estimated at just under £10bn in 2016.
  • EfW, landfill and other non-hazardous waste treatment & disposal services are estimated to account for up to 45% of industry revenues.
  • It is estimated the largest overall revenue stream for waste management contractors is the non-municipal sector.   
  • The top 5 companies represent over 40% of the turnover in the industry.
  • Almost 50% of CIW is recovered for recycling, with the retail & wholesale industry accounting for around 25% of the total.
These facts have been extracted from AMA Research's report 'Waste Management Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis', available from or by calling 01242 235724. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The UK roofing market sees growth of 7% in 2016

The overall UK roofing market has grown by 7% in value terms in 2016, according to a new report by AMA Research. Since 2012, demand for roof coverings has been supported by the growth of housebuilding and domestic RMI, along with increased output in a number of commercial and industrial new build & refurbishment markets. However, tendering for commercial and housebuilding roofing projects has remained highly competitive, and year on year performance has varied.
Overall market trends are largely determined by levels of demand for concrete roof tiles and metal panel systems, which together accounted for around half of total sales in 2016. While concrete tiles are predominantly used on commercial buildings, the main source of increasing demand has been volume housebuilding. Demand for roof tiles and slates is relatively lower within the commercial and industrial newbuild & major re-roofing and RMI sectors, with flat roofing and metal roofing systems being used to an increasing extent.
Distribution of roofing materials varies significantly between different product sectors. Builders’ merchants and roofing merchants are the key routes to market for suppliers of concrete and clay tiles, while independent importers and distribution networks are the main channels in the roofing slates sector, as the majority of products are imported. With flat roofing systems mainly used on commercial buildings, the main channels are roofing merchants and direct sales, while direct supply from the manufacturer is the main route to market for profiled metal roofing projects, which often require bespoke design, structures and close collaborations with manufacturers.
Several factors are threatening the construction market, and are likely to have a knock-on effect for the roofing market. Uncertainty following Brexit and the general election result appears to be undermining confidence within the UK construction industry at present, with Q2 2017 state of trade data from the Construction Products Association and ONS new orders and output statistics, suggesting major investors are starting to hold off from funding major commercial and industrial construction projects. Since 2015, an acceleration in the shortage of skilled roofers, which is likely to be exacerbated by the Brexit issue and a potential reduction of EU workers, has resulted in a demand for higher wages and contributed towards an overall reduction in margins.
However, there are also a number of positive factors supporting the UK’s roofing market. A significant share of roofing materials goes into RMI and replacement projects, which support the market even during difficult economic times. The markets for EPDM and other types of single ply membranes (SPMs) have grown strongly over the last half dozen years, also taking some share from bitumen sheets within the commercial sector.
Keith Taylor, Director at AMA research, said: “The housebuilding market remains very positive in the sense that demand levels are high, and the Government has indicated that it wants to support the affordable sector with various schemes, something which should have a positive impact on the roofing sector. In addition, a large part of the roofing sector is driven by repair and maintenance and as such the market value has good support, even if the wider construction market turns more negative.”
Bearing these factors in mind, we forecast a stabilisation in demand for roofing products through to 2021, with more positive market growth in the latter part of the forecast period, reflecting some improvement in confidence and the economy as the impact of the EU exit settles down. As such the overall market is forecast grow by a very modest 4% between 2016 and 2021.

The ‘Roofing Market Report UK – 2017-2021 Analysis’ report is published by AMA Research, a leading provider of market research and consultancy services with over 25 years’ experience within the construction and home improvement markets.  The report is available now and can be ordered online at or by calling 01242 235724.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Home Automation Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis - 5 Key Facts

  • The Home Automation market is currently considered to be in the initial growth stage, with market value forecast to increase by 55% between 2017 and 2021. 
  • Smart heating controls and linked devices account for 36% of the market. This has increased significantly in recent years. 
  • The forecast growth of “the Internet of Things” –IoT- (‘smart’ household gadgets) is likely to result in increased connectivity within home networks.  
  • The evolution of voice control devices is likely to drive more interest in home automation. 
  • The market is highly fragmented with 10 suppliers accounting for around 50% of the market.

These facts have been extracted from AMA Research's report Home Automation Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis', available from or by calling 01242 235724.