This market report evaluates the UK market for builders' merchants. Being a crucial part of the UK construction industry, builders' merchants are responsible for stocking and supplying a vast range of building materials, components and equipment to the industry.
The market can be divided into the following three categories:
- Heavyside materials
- Lightside materials
- Tools and tool hire.
The primary activity of builders' merchants is the supply of products to building contractors and ancillary tradesmen, while many merchants additionally operate DIY outlets.
Heavyside products and materials include aggregates and similar basic materials, in addition to larger components, such as roofing tiles, windows and doors. Typically, heavyside materials can include:
- Concrete blocks
- Drainage pipes
- Plaster and plasterboard
- Roof tiles
- Steel beams
- Windows and doors.
While the difference between lightside and heavyside materials is relatively indistinct, lightside products typically consist of interior fittings and materials, for instance:
- Bathroom equipment
- Electrical wiring accessories
- Heating and plumbing equipment
- Kitchen fittings
- Nails and screws
- Paints and varnishes
Tools and Tool Hire
The supply of tools and tool hire services can be a lucrative activity for builders' merchants and, as such, many are engaged in the sector. The tools and tool hire sector covers a range of products, including:
- Cement mixers
- Power tools
Key Topics Covered:
1. Introduction & Definition
2. Executive Summary
3. What's Key In The Market?
4. Market Size, Segmentation & Forecasts
5. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats
7. Company Financials
8. Further Sources
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