Home improvement: Recovering consumer confidence is expected to support demand

Operators in the Hardware and Home Improvement Stores industry sell DIY equipment, building materials, outdoor and garden equipment and other hardware products. Over the past five years, the industry has recovered from the lingering effects of the economic downturn and recorded relatively strong growth. Conditions in the industry started to improve from 2013-14 onwards following the introduction of government policies to stimulate the housing market, while generally improving economic conditions encouraged demand. The Help to Buy scheme led to an increase in the number of residential property transactions in 2013-14 and boosted demand for industry products as consumers increased expenditure on their newly bought properties...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumer confidence has fallen in recent years, which has lowered industry demand
  • The housing market was heavily affected by the EU referendum, causing industry demand to fall
  • The industry is threatened by the UK’s exit from the European Union and the single market
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    As with most retail industries, the locations of establishments are broadly in line with population distribution. In theory, the greater the population in a region, the higher the demand and the greater the need for establishments. The Hardware and Home Improvement Stores industry is no exception.The South EastThe South East is estimated to contain the largest number of industry establishments, accounting for approximately 14.7% of industry establishments. Operators within the industry are drawn to more populated locations which are anticipated to have higher levels of customer footfall. In the current year the South East is estimated to contain 13.8% of the UK population. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Industry are

  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • Experienced work force
  • Availability of car parking
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Number of households in the Hardware & Home Improvement Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Industry?

    Operators in this industry specialise in retailing a range of hardware and home improvement equipment to domestic and commercial customers. Products include do-it-yourself (DIY) equipment, building materials, paints, glass and other hardware products.

    Industry Products
  • DIY tools and hardware
  • Decor
  • Building materials and parts
  • Paint and wallcoverings
  • Garden and outdoor equipment
  • Heating and plumbing equipment
  • Industry Activities
  • Selling hardware products
  • Selling paints, varnishes and lacquers
  • Selling building materials, such as bricks and wood
  • Selling DIY material and equipment
  • Selling garden equipment
  • Selling decorative products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Number of households
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Household expenditure on maintenance and repair
  • Average weekly hours of work
  • Official bank rate

  • Current Performance
  • Falling confidence
  • Price competition
  • Residential demand
  • Employment and automation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Limited expansion
  • Leaving the European Union
  • Online growth
  • Capitalising and competing
  • Table: Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Painting
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling
  • Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling
  • Machine Tool Wholesaling
  • Transportation and Storage

  • Products & Services
  • Building materials and parts
  • DIY tools and hardware
  • Garden and outdoor equipment
  • Heating and plumbing equipment
  • Decor
  • Paint and wallcoverings
  • Chart: Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Do-it-yourself consumers
  • Tradesmen
  • Do-it-for-me consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRentOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hardware & Home Improvement Stores

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Kingfisher plc, Travis Perkins plc, HHGL Ltd,
  • Table: Kingfisher plc - financial performance
  • Table: Travis Perkins plc - financial performance
  • Table: HHGL Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Do-It-For-Me (Difm)
  • The process of hiring a professional to undertake home improvements.
  • Do-It-Yourself (Diy)
  • The process of undertaking home improvements without the assistance of a professional.
  • Multichannel Retailing
  • Using different avenues to market a firm's product to the consumer. These can include the internet, social media, retail stores and email.
  • Wealth Effect
  • The wealth effect states that consumers tend to spend more when their wealth rises.
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