This report covers the UK market and industry for plumbing products, comprising domestic central heating products, commercial heating products, water heating products, bathroom and sanitaryware products, tubes, pipes and fittings and kitchen products.

For the purposes of this report, the UK domestic central heating market has been defined as follows:

  • Boilers

  • Radiators

  • Heat Controls

  • Pumps

  • The UK commercial heating market has been defined as follows:

  • Commercial Boilers

  • Steel Radiators

  • Other Radiators

  • Heat Emitters

  • Warm Air Heaters

  • Radiant Heaters

The UK bathroom and sanitaryware market has been defined as follows:

  • Baths

  • Sanitaryware

  • Sinks

  • Taps & Mixers

  • Showers

  • Bathroom Accessories

The UK tubes, pipes and fittings market for plumbing has been defined as follows:

  • Copper Tube

  • Copper Fittings

  • Plastic Pressure Pipes & Fittings

  • Plastic Non-Pressure Pipes & Fittings


Reports are researched and written by MBD’s in-house, specialist business-to-business consultants. Research is based on both an analysis of official information and on original, trade research, providing both a quantitative and qualitative view of the market. MBD’s unique range of frequently updated reports provide an integrated body of on-going research, enabling deep understanding of the prevailing trends and of the drivers of these trends based on trade opinion.


The following abbreviations appear in this report:

BCM Business Confidence Monitor
BOE Bank of England
CBI Confederation of British Industry
CIPS/NTC Chartered Institute of Purchasing Suppliers/NTC
CPI Consumer Prices Index
DIY Do-it-yourself
EEF Engineering Employers Federation
EU European Union
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