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Underfloor Heating Market Report - UK 2014-2018 Analysis

AMA Research are pleased to announce the publication of the seventh edition of the report 'Underfloor Heating Market Report - UK 2014-2018 Analysis'. The report incorporates original input and primary research, and represents an up-to-date and perceptive review of the market and its development.

This unique report answers the need for both a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the underfloor heating market focusing on market size and trends, product mix, supply, distribution and future prospects, the report is comprehensive, informative and will facilitate operational and strategic decision-making processes.

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Product sectors reviewed include:

  • Water-based UFH Systems
  • Electric UFH Systems

Key markets reviewed include:

  • Self Build/Custom Build Housing
  • Domestic RMI
  • Public Sector
  • New Housebuilding


With technological advances and increasing availability and popularity, the underfloor heating market continues to be one of the fastest growing markets in the heating industry. In particular, environmental concerns and tighter energy efficiency requirements are seeing a greater influence on demand. In addition, future growth will be supported by the increasing number of applications using renewable energy sources, which are particularly compatible with these types of heating systems.

Areas of particular interest include:

  • Market size and trend analysis for electric and water-based systems.
  • Analysis of new build housing, refurbishment activity and non-domestic applications.
  • Influence of non-domestic sector, in particular health and education.
  • Floor covering analysis.
  • Key supplier analysis and market shares.
  • Analysis of distribution structure and channels, key trends and prospects.
  • Review of influential standards and regulatory requirements.

Companies included:

AHT Advanced Heating Technologies, Allbrite UK, Anders Heating Company (AHS), Begetube UK, C&F Techniks, CM Skye Grantees Ltd, Continental Underfloor Heating, Creda Heating, Danfoss Randall, Devi Electric Heating Systems, Dimplex, Domoteck, Ebeco, Eco Hometec, Elektra UK, Emmeti UK, Evenheat UK, Flexel International, Floor Heating Systems, FloRad, Flowcrete, Gaia Climate Solutions, Giacommi Sales UK, Heat Mat, Heatstore, Hilton Croft, Invisible Heating Systems UK, IPPEC, John Guest Speedfit, Jupiter UK, Kerocs, Kestrin, Levante, LK Systems, Matthewson Underfloor Heating Solutions, Nu-Heat, Pedarson Heating Group, Philex, Pipe 2000, Polypipe, Raychem, Rayotec, Rehau, Rettig UK, Robbens Systems, Thermo-Floor, Thermogroup UK, Timeguard, Tyco Thermal Controls, Underfloor Heating Systems, Uponor Ltd , Vent Axia, Warmfloors Online, Warmup, Watts Industries UK, Wavin UK.

Key areas of coverage in the report include:

UNDERFLOOR HEATING MARKET

  • Market size from 2009-2014, industry structure, analysis of key market developments and trends.
  • Future prospects, likely future trends, market forecasts to 2018.
  • End use sectors - domestic and non-domestic.
  • Key market influences - general trends in floorcoverings market, renewable energy technologies, impact of new building methods, interior design trends.
  • Review of influential standards and regulatory requirements.

END USE APPLICATIONS

  • Market mix by application - self build, private housing, social housing, non-domestic applications.
  • Analysis of housing market - new build, RMI activity, mix of completions, house moving levels etc.
  • Custom build housing sector - market size, trends and influences, future prospects.
  • Conservatories and garden rooms - market overview, future prospects.
  • Non domestic applications - health and education sectors, other non-domestic - key trends, issues and future prospects.

UNDERFLOOR HEATING PRODUCTS

  • Value of the key product sectors (electric and water-based systems) - product mix 2009-2014 and forecasts to 2018.
  • Review of electric underfloor heating - cable systems, heating mat systems.
  • Water-based underfloor heating - key components, trends, development of retrofit systems.
  • Review of underfloor heating controls - whole house systems, smart controls, touch screen.

SUPPLIERS

  • Identification of key manufacturers for electric and water-based systems.
  • Supply structure analysis.
  • Market shares of key suppliers.
  • Review and analysis of leading suppliers, including company profile, turnover, recent activity, etc.
  • Summary of significant other suppliers.
  • Role of contractors and installers - key trends and issues.

DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE

  • Analysis of key channels - direct supply, merchants/distributors, electrical wholesalers, DIY multiples, tile specialists, online retailers etc.
  • Review of key channels - relative strengths of channels in different end use markets, profile analysis of key indirect distributors.

SUMMARY OF REPORT CONTENTS

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The UK underfloor heating market accounts for around 6% of the total UK heating market, with an estimated value of around £97 million at manufacturers selling prices (MSP) in 2013. This market is broadly classified into two product types; water - based UFH systems and electric UFH systems. Despite the difficult economic climate over the last 5 years, the underfloor heating market has remained remarkably resilient. Growing concerns about energy efficiency and the environment combined with increasing awareness of the benefits of UFH has supported demand to some extent.

Underfloor heating has been popular in mainland Europe for many years and demand for this technology is steadily growing in the UK. Recent technological advances have led to the increasing adoption of UFH in the mainstream market as systems become easier to install, properties better insulated and the benefits of UFH more widely known. In particular, growing environmental and energy efficiency concerns are seeing greater influence in specification of UFH products, as the UK moves towards a low carbon economy. Higher levels of insulation, driven by regulatory requirements and initiatives, are contributing to a reduction in the overall heating load, making UFH a more practical and efficient heating solution.

Growth in the trend towards self build and custom build in the domestic sector is also supporting demand for UFH. This is where householders are very much involved in the specification of their new home and are willing to invest more in initial costs in order to appreciate longer term benefits. The market penetration of renewables is showing steady growth, supported by government grants and initiatives. Renewable solutions such as heat pumps are particularly compatible with UFH and can achieve significant carbon savings, helping to meet renewable energy targets.

Industry sources have indicated that the retrofit UFH sector has grown in 2013 and this growth can be linked in some way to the increasing number of heat pump installations, particularly in properties off the gas grid. In addition, the increasing availability of UFH 'packs' is making DIY installation easier and raising the profile of UFH systems. The wider use of hard flooring allows greater energy savings with UFH as systems are more efficient with hard flooring. However, there is development of systems suitable for use under most floor types with lower screed levels to minimise impact on floor height.

Distribution remains dominated by direct supply with manufacturers and other specialists often offering a 'supply and fit' service. However, there is a shift towards indirect distribution, particularly in the domestic sector, with merchants, DIY multiples, and other retailers becoming more involved in the distribution of UFH systems. Imports continue to account for a significant proportion of UFH products sold in the UK, exposing the market to a high level of price competition. This will affect value growth in the medium to long term.

The outlook for the UK underfloor heating market in 2014 is relatively positive. The housing market is showing signs of recovery and consumer confidence levels are improving. However the non-domestic sector continues to be constrained by the significant reduction in public spending budgets, although the private sector is showing more positive signs.

Penetration levels of UFH remain relatively low, providing excellent opportunities for future market growth in the short to medium term, with wider adoption by the new build sector likely. Tightening legislation is likely to encourage housebuilders to use UFH as a means of meeting the more stringent energy efficiency targets. By 2018 the market value is forecast to be around £120m at MSP, which would represent an increase of around 25% compared to the market size in 2013.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS and LIST OF TABLES & CHARTS

1 INTRODUCTION

  • 1.1 BACKGROUND
  • 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION

2 SUMMARY & FUTURE PROSPECTS

  • 2.1 SUMMARY
  • 2.2 KEY TRENDS
  • 2.3 FUTURE PROSPECTS

3 ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT

  • 3.1 GDP
  • 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES
  • 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT
  • 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION
  • 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION
  • 3.6 STERLING
  • 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE
  • 3.8 CONCLUSIONS

4 UK MARKET FOR UNDERFLOOR HEATING

  • 4.1 DEFINITION
  • 4.2 UK HEATING MARKET
  • 4.3 UNDERFLOOR HEATING MARKET
    • 4.3.1 Market Size
    • 4.3.2 Market Background
    • 4.3.3 Future Prospects
  • 4.4 END USE SECTORS
    • 4.4.1 Domestic UFH
    • 4.4.2 Non-Domestic UFH
  • 4.5 KEY MARKET INFLUENCES
    • 4.5.1 Floorcoverings Market
    • 4.5.2 Renewable Energy Technologies
    • 4.5.3 Energy Efficiency Grants & Incentives
    • 4.5.4 New Building Methods
    • 4.5.5 Interior Design
  • 4.6 STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS

5 END USE MARKET APPLICATIONS

  • 5.1 APPLICATION MIX
  • 5.2 HOUSING MARKET
    • 5.2.1 New House Build
    • 5.2.2 Mix of House Building Completions
    • 5.2.3 Refurbishment Activity
    • 5.2.4 House Moving Levels
  • 5.3 CUSTOM BUILD
  • 5.4 DOMESTIC CONSERVATORIES
  • 5.5 NON-DOMESTIC APPLICATIONS
    • 5.5.1 Sector Overview
    • 5.5.2 Health
    • 5.5.3 Education
    • 5.5.4 Other Applications

6 PRODUCTS

  • 6.1 PRODUCT MIX
  • 6.2 BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS OF UFH
  • 6.3 TYPES OF FLOOR CONSTRUCTION
  • 6.4 ELECTRIC UFH
    • 6.4.1 Cable Systems
    • 6.4.2 Heating Mat / Heating Foil Systems
  • 6.5 WATER-BASED UFH
  • 6.6 UFH CONTROLS

7 SUPPLIERS

  • 7.1 SUPPLY OVERVIEW
  • 7.2 KEY COMPANY PROFILES
  • 7.3 OTHER SUPPLIERS
  • 7.4 UNDERFLOOR HEATING CONTRACTORS

8 DISTRIBUTION

  • 8.1 DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE OF UFH
    • 8.1.1 Domestic
    • 8.1.2 Non-Domestic
  • 8.2 KEY COMPANIES
    • 8.2.1 Merchants
    • 8.2.2 Distributors
    • 8.2.3 Electrical Wholesalers
    • 8.2.4 DIY Multiples
    • 8.2.5 Online Retailers
    • 8.2.6 Tile Specialists

TABLES AND CHARTS

  • CHART 1 UK UNDERFLOOR HEATING MARKET BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2009-2018
  • TABLE 2 GDP DATA - 2011-2013 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS
  • CHART 3 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 1994-2018
  • CHART 4 PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 1995-2018
  • TABLE 5 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2009-2014 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES
  • TABLE 6 OVERALL UK HEATING MARKET 2010-2015 (£M MSP)
  • TABLE 7 UK UNDERFLOOR HEATING MARKET (£M MSP) 2009-2018
  • CHART 8 UK FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET % PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2013
  • TABLE 9 UK CERAMIC FLOOR TILES MARKET 2010-2015 (£M MSP)
  • TABLE 10 UK WOOD FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET 2010-2015 (£M MSP)
  • CHART 11 UK UNDERFLOOR HEATING MARKET % MIX BY APPLICATION 2013
  • TABLE 12 GB HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS 2009-2018 ('000 DWELLINGS)
  • CHART 13 HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS IN ENGLAND - % MIX BY TYPE OF DWELLING 2003-2013
  • TABLE 14 VALUE OF UK NEW HOUSING OUTPUT AND RMI OUTPUT (£M) 2009-2013
  • TABLE 15 UK RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS VALUED AT £40K OR ABOVE 2009-2013
  • TABLE 16 UK DOMESTIC CONSERVATORIES MARKET 2010-2015 (000S)
  • TABLE 17 NON DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT FIGURES 2010-2015 (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES)
  • CHART 18 CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT NEW WORK BY APPLICATION SECTOR 2010-2017 (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES)
  • TABLE 19 VALUE OF CONTRACTORS OUTPUT IN HEALTH 2010-2015 (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES)
  • TABLE 20 VALUE OF CONTRACTORS OUTPUT IN EDUCATION 2010-2015 (£BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES)
  • CHART 21 UK UNDERFLOOR HEATING MARKET % PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2013
  • CHART 22 % MIX OF ELECTRIC AND WATER-BASED SYSTEMS 2004, 2013, 2018
  • TABLE 23 UNDERFLOOR HEATING MARKET SUPPLIERS % MARKET SHARES BY VALUE 2013
  • CHART 24 UK PLUMBING, HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING CONTRACTORS REGISTERED FOR VAT BY TURNOVER BAND 2013
  • TABLE 25 DISTRIBUTION OF UFH PRODUCTS TO END USERS 2013
  • TABLE 26 DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION OF UFH PRODUCTS BY CHANNEL 2013
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