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Suspended Ceilings and Partitioning Systems Market Report - UK 2015-2019 Analysis

  • May 2015
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  • AMA Research
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  • 73 pages

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AMA Research have published the 10th edition of the report 'Suspended Ceilings and Partitioning Systems Market Report – UK 2015-2019 Analysis'. This unique report provides an up-to-date and informed analysis of this market, and includes a review of recent market performance, influencing factors and forecasts over the next few years.

Key areas covered:

• Market overview and forecasts by value to 2019 – analysis of the market including recent developments plus forecasts and market drivers.


• Review of end use markets – new build and RMI construction trends by sector, e.g. offices, health, education, entertainment and retail etc.


• Analysis of key product groups including:



• Suspended ceiling grids – exposed, concealed and special grids.


• Suspended ceiling tiles – mineral fibre, metal, gypsum, other materials, discontinuous ceiling products.


• Partitions – operable walls, other demountable/relocatable, pods, storage wall, styles and materials, e.g. glazed, frameless, framed, solid etc.







The performance of the market was more positive in 2014 than in recent years, driven by a recovery in refurbishment projects and smaller scale new build projects, with clients focusing on re-developing and re-branding existing properties. In 2015 and 2016, the outlook for fit-out and refurbishment work remains positive, particularly in the office sector. In terms of new build activity, the focus is expected to remain on planned developments in the short term, rather than speculative developments, particularly in the entertainment and retail sector, where refurbishment work is also forecast to increase in line with growing consumer confidence.



Key areas of insight include:

• Market size by value 2009-2019 for suspended ceilings and partitions. Current market trends, key influences and future prospects.


• Analysis of key product/material groups in terms of value share by type of suspended ceiling grid system. Market size and value split by material types where appropriate, variations in performance.


• Key influences including analysis of the market in terms of end use sectors, with particular emphasis on office, retail and education construction, interior refurbishment sector etc.


• A review of the leading suppliers and market share estimates in the key product/material sectors.


• A review of the leading distributors in the ceilings and partitions sector, along with a review of the leading contractors in the interiors sector.


Some of the companies included:

Accordial Group, Apton Partitioning, Armstrong World Industries, Beck Interiors, Burgess Architectural Products, Byrne Group, CEP Ceilings, Clestra Hauserman, Commercial Ceiling Factors (CCF), Como Interiors, Dividers Modernfold, Divisions Operable Wall Systems, Dorma (UK), Duvale, Faram Ltd, Fastwall, Go Interiors, Havelock Europa, Hufcor UK, Hunter Douglas (UK), Invotek, ISG, K&N International (Office Systems), Knauf AMF, Knauf Danonline, Komfort, Lee Manufacturing, Lindner Interiors Limited, Linkspan Interiors, Morgan Sindall, Morris & Spottiswood, Neslo Partitioning, Nevill Long, Omnis Industries (Stramit), Optima Group, OWA (UK), Parthos UK, Rockfon, Saint-Gobain Ecophon, SAS International, SIG PLC, Siniat, Styles & Wood, TLI, USG (UK), VoestAlpine Metsec PLC, Wates Interiors.

Key areas covered in the report include:

MARKET OVERVIEW

• Total suspended ceilings and partitions market – definition, market size by value, current market situation.


• Overall market mix between suspended ceilings and partitioning systems and recent changes.


• Historical trends from 2009-2014 and current situation – new build/RMI commercial construction activity, trends in Interior Refurbishment sector.


• Market performance in 2013 and 2014, along with a review of short term prospects in 2015-16 – current economic and construction climate, trends in key sectors (offices, retail, education, leisure etc) – growth/declining sectors.


• Medium term prospects and forecasts to 2019 - key factors influencing market trends.


• Key influencing factors including recent performance of key commercial construction markets (offices, retail, education, healthcare, leisure etc.), acoustic performance standards, working practices etc.


SUSPENDED CEILINGS

• Definition, market size by value, current market situation in 2014/15.


• Mix of the suspended ceilings market: Suspended Ceiling Grids – exposed, concealed, other/bespoke; Suspended Ceiling Tiles – mineral fibre (wet felt and soft fibre), metal, gypsum and others, e.g. wood.


• Historical trends from 2009-2014, forecasts to 2019.


• Key influencing factors including an analysis of the UK air-conditioning market and impact on suspended ceilings.


• Mix of sales of suspended ceiling tiles by type, properties of types, major end use areas, areas of change in recent years and reasons for these changes.


PARTITIONING SYSTEMS

• Definition, market size by value, current market situation in 2014/15.


• Mix by type of partitioning systems (operable wall/folding partitions, demountable/relocatable, storage wall, others) trends in designs and materials. Share mix between glazed and bi-bloc partitioning.


• Historical trends from 2009-2014, forecasts to 2019.


• Key factors influencing current and future market performance.


SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION

• Review of distribution structure for suspended ceilings and partitioning systems – changes in supply structure in recent years.


• Major manufacturers/suppliers of suspended ceilings - market shares, product and market positioning.


• Major manufacturers/suppliers of partitioning systems, product and market positioning.


• Major distributors, market shares, product and market positioning.


• Contractors and buying processes.


The total market for suspended ceilings and partitioning systems remained relatively flat between 2011 and 2013, followed by an improvement in 2014 with growth estimated at 3% during the year. The performance of the market has been variable in recent years with growth achieved in 2011, largely due to a value increase in the ceiling systems market during the year, followed by a relatively static performance in 2012 and 2013. Factors contributing to higher growth in 2014 included a recovery in refurbishment projects and smaller scale new build projects, with clients focusing on re-developing and re-branding existing properties.

The suspended ceilings market has seen the highest growth levels in the last 2 years, supported by price increases and a shift towards higher quality products and complete systems. The ceilings market also has a wider spread of end-use applications, although the sector has benefited from growth in the office sector over the past 2 years. Mineral fibre (including soft fibre) ceiling tiles accounts for the largest share of the market, having remained fairly stable in recent years. Metal ceilings are also popular and account for a significant share of the market, followed by gypsum.

The partitioning segment has seen only marginal rates of growth over the past two years, largely due to the high level of refurbishment and also due to their re-locatable nature. Price competition and other trends such as the growth of open plan workplaces has also influenced this market. The dominant sector within the partitions market is demountable/relocatable partitioning, which has performed well in recent years supported by the growing popularity of glazed partitioning.

In 2015 and 2016, the outlook for fit-out and refurbishment work remains positive, particularly in the office sector. In terms of new build activity, the focus is expected to remain on planned developments in the short term, rather than speculative developments, particularly in the entertainment and retail sector, where refurbishment work is also forecast to increase in line with growing consumer confidence.

Factors influencing the market for suspended ceiling tiles and partitions in the short to medium term include; raw material price fluctuations, improvements in product performance in particular in terms of acoustics and increased demand for a wider range of product options including colours, designs and materials.

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