Inclusive Bathroom and Kitchen Products Market Report - UK 2014-2018 Analysis
|出版日期||內容資訊||英文 86 Pages
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|出版日期: 2014年12月12日||內容資訊: 英文 86 Pages||
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 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.
Abacus Healthcare, Absolute Mobility, AKW, Aquability, Armitage Shanks, ASM Medicare, Astor Bannerman, Autumn UK, Barwood Products, Bathex, Bemis, Bristan Group, Broughton Crangrove, Galley Matrix, Carron Bathrooms, Chiltern Invadex, Claygate Distribution, Contour Showers, Coram Showers, Croydex, Dahll, Deva, Disability Needs, Easibathe, Eurocare Showers, F&P Wholesale, Franke Sissons, Gainsborough Baths, Geberit, Gordon Ellis, Grohe, Hafele UK, Healey & Lord, Heritage Bathrooms, Home Independence Services, Ideal Standard UK, Impey Showers, Impulse Bathroom Products, Intatec, Keuco, Kingkraft, Kohler Mira, Lakes Bathrooms, Lecico, Mountway, Myco, N&C Phlexicare, Neaco, Neville Lumb, Pland Stainless, Plumb Center, Plumbase, Practical Bathing, Premier Bathrooms, Pressalit Care, Procare, RAK Ceramics UK, Redring, Renaissance Baths, Reva Industries, Robert Lee, Sanitary Appliances, Sanitec Corporation, Scanflex, Sunrise Medical , TC Bathrooms, The PJH Group, Total Hygiene, Triton Showers, Twyford Bathrooms, Vitra UK, Wirquin.
Inclusive Kitchen and Bathroom MarketWith the ageing UK population and the increasing number of people with disabilities, inclusively designed bathroom and kitchen products have been progressively installed in in UK homes. In 2014, the inclusive bathroom and kitchen products market has an estimated value of around £152 million at Manufacturers Selling Prices (MSP). This represents an increase of around 2% when compared to the market size in 2013.
Between 2009 and 2012, the UK inclusive bathroom and kitchen products market was comparatively volatile - in line with the uncertain economic situation at this time. However, since 2013 the market for these inclusively designed products has seen a notable increase, with demand picking up as the economy improves. This growth can be partly attributed to several changes in legislation that have been introduced by the Government in recent years and the growing number of elderly and disabled people. In addition there has also been a trend towards multi-generation households in the UK.
The showering facilities sector dominates the industry's sales as many baths are now being replaced by easy access shower enclosures and wetroom areas. This is followed by bathroom accessories, toilet facilities, bathroom brassware and baths. In addition, inclusive kitchen facilities (excluding appliances) are estimated to be £29m at MSP.
A significant proportion of the inclusive bathroom and kitchen products market represents direct sales from the specialist manufacturer or supplier to the end-user, which is common practice with specialised products. Other channels include merchants and distributors plus DIY multiples, many who offer own branded goods. In addition, the level of inclusive bathroom and kitchen products sold via online retailers has seen significant growth in recent years.
Key trends include the UK population getting older and the number of multi-generation households in the UK increasing. The number of people aged 65 and over has increased by 17.3% since 2003 and the fastest growing household type in 2013 was households containing two or more families. The shortage of affordable housing and elderly relatives in need of care are driving more families to house three generations in one property.
There are around 11.6 million people with a limiting long term illness, impairment or disability in the UK or around 18 percent of the UK population. Nearly 60% of these disabled people have mobility issues. The trend towards care in the community has resulted in increasing numbers of elderly and disabled people that remain living at home. These people require inclusive adaptations to assist them with their everyday requirements.
The inclusive bathroom and kitchen market has been positively impacted the trend towards product solutions that are suitable for all users. As such, inclusive bathroom and kitchen products have become much more aesthetically pleasing. The focus is on functionality but style is also now an equally important consideration. With revisions to Part M of the Building Regulations and the Lifetime Homes Standard, inclusive products have been progressively installed in a wider range of end-use applications. These include domestic homes and commercial environments such as hospitals and schools.
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. The outlook for the UK inclusive bathroom and kitchen products market in Q4-2014 remains positive, with the continuing recovery in the UK economy and the related upturn in housebuilding and consumer confidence. However, with the election in mid-2015, uncertainties do exist regarding Government policy after this time.
Demand will also be supported by the emerging trend towards multi-generation households. These properties would need to be adapted inclusively to suit the needs of all family members - young or old. With Part M and Lifetime Homes requirements, inclusive bathroom and kitchen products will progressively be installed in a wider range of end-use applications. These will include domestic homes and non-residential applications such as hospitals and schools.
There also continues to be a very large demand for disability adaptations in existing homes. It is estimated that around 140,000 major adaptations (worth £1,000+) are completed each year in the UK. Government funding for the Disabled Facilities Grant programme is set to rise to £220 million in the 2015-16 funding period. Under the 2014 Care Act, housing is likely to be considered in the delivery of care and should form part of the definition of 'well-being'. This is because by increasing mobility, accessibility and comfort, housing adaptations enable older and disabled people to remain healthy and independent at home.
The aesthetic quality of adaptations will be improved with better commercial appeal and likelihood of use. An increasing number of inclusive adaptations will be designed for people's homes and not as medical equipment for a hospital setting. As aesthetics increase in importance, there will be an increased focus on quality and design. Flexibility, durability and ease of use will also become key requirements and should support the shift towards higher value products. Specialist suppliers will focus on customer advice and support as the older generation is more resistant to change but is more likely to respond to knowledgeable sales people. There will be a growing demand for 'specify, supply and fit' services.
Technological improvements such as rimless WC pans with low flush technology, digital shower controls, shower toilets, automatic rise and fall kitchen units, and TMV3 approved thermostatically controlled mixer taps will also add value to this market sector. Wetroom products and walk-in level access showering areas will progressively replace baths as they offer a much more practical and accessible alternative. This will particularly be the case with people in the 65-75 age category who are more familiar and comfortable with showering.
Inclusive bathroom and kitchen products will become more widely available with a growing number of specialists, online retailers, merchants and distributors specialising in this sector and offering own brand products. In addition, the types of products or packages on offer will widen to more specifically target certain end user groups, reflecting an increasing maturity in the market place. It is likely that manufacturers will increasingly consider inclusive attributes when designing every aspect of the modern bathroom. New design techniques will be used to make the product development process more user-centred.
By 2018 it is estimated that the UK inclusive bathroom and kitchen products market will be worth some £182 million. This represents an increase of around 20% when compared to the estimated market size in 2014.