Inclusive Bathroom and Kitchen Products Market Report - UK 2014-2018 Analysis
AMA Research have published the third edition of the report 'Inclusive Bathroom and Kitchen Products Market Report - UK 2014-2018 Analysis'. Consumer demand for inclusive bathroom and kitchen products is growing as the population ages and the number of people with disabilities increase. In addition there is an emerging trend towards multi-generational households in the UK.
The report analyses the current trends by product including comment on future prospects and implications for manufacturers and the industry as a whole. Written by marketing professionals with considerable experience of the bathroom products industry, this report provides both manufacturers and specialist suppliers a detailed and comprehensive review of this growing market.
The report covers the following product sectors:
TOILET FACILITIES – including wash basins, WC pans and cisterns, Doc M WC packs.
BRASSWARE – including taps and mixers, bath/shower mixers.
BATHS – including walk-in and low level baths.
SHOWERING FACILITIES – including shower controls, enclosures, cubicles, trays, wet room equipment, Doc M shower packs.
ACCESSORIES – including grab rails, hinged support rails, toilet seats, shower seats etc.
KITCHEN PRODUCTS - kitchen taps, shallow depth sinks, rise and fall units etc.
The outlook for the UK inclusive bathroom and kitchen products market in 2014 and 2015 remains positive, with the continuing recovery in the UK economy and the related upturn in housebuilding and consumer confidence. With an increasing number of elderly and disabled people in the UK, the growing demand for inclusive bathroom and kitchen products looks set to continue, supporting the market in the medium to longer term.
Key trends include:
Demand will be supported by the emerging trend towards multi-generational households with properties adapted inclusively to suit the needs of all family members.
There is a growing demand for both functional and attractive inclusive designs that will both ‘future-proof’ and add value to properties.
The trend towards care in the community has resulted in a significant increase in the number of elderly and disabled people living independently at home. Inclusive adaptations are required to assist with their everyday requirements.
With the requirements of Part M and the Lifetime Homes Standard, inclusive products are progressively installed in a wider range of end-use applications.
With the growing popularity of showering, practical wetroom solutions and easy access walk-in shower enclosures are in greater demand.
Technological improvements and ergonomic designs also continue to add value to this market sector.
Overall market size by value, rates of change, current trends and future prospects, key criteria of influence etc. Forecast to 2018.
Social and demographic trends, ageing population - including growth of population in 65+ age category, numbers who are aged 85+, financial situation, proportion of elderly people living alone, life expectancy trends, disability-free life expectancy, multi-generational households etc.
Disabled population – including numbers and trends, care in the community, Disabled Facilities Grant Programme, Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund etc.
Legislative changes – including 2014 Care Act, Document Part M and Document Part G requirements, Lifetime Homes Standards and likely impact of the 2015 Housing Strategy etc.
Overall product mix – by value and share.
Product issues – safety, restricted bending and reach, limited hand dexterity, visual clarity, memory, size and weight etc.
Key design trends by product sector – importance of safety features, thermostatic control, Doc M requirements, shift towards wetroom solutions and walk-in showering areas, movement towards more stylish shapes, ergonomic designs for ease of use, digital technology, hygiene concerns etc.
Market shares of leading inclusive bathroom and kitchen product manufacturers.
Review and analysis of leading suppliers, including company profile, turnover, key product areas etc.
Summary of 50+ other specialist suppliers.
Distribution structure – direct sales, merchants/distributors, other channels of supply.
Direct sales - including specialists who supply direct, services offered.
Merchants/Distributors – key players, brands supplied etc.
Other channels – DIY multiples, mail order catalogues, emergence of specialist online retailers.
INSTALLATION / SPECIFICATION
Installation – trend towards GSI, part of specialist ‘package’.
Specification – domestic refurbishment, new build, key influencers/decision makers.
END USE SECTORS
Application mix – domestic housing, non residential applications.
Domestic housing – including housing stock trends, private housing, social housing, extra care sector, residential and nursing homes.
Non residential - including overall performance and forecasts, health, education, entertainment and leisure sectors etc.