DIY Home Improvements Industry by rogerholland



                     DIY & HOME IMPROVEMENTS
                           INDUSTRY GUIDE
                                        Updated 6 June 2007

The New Grey list Indices Publications Limited 2007 [DIR 683]
This directory gives prices for construction materials and products relating to the house-building
industry. It lists manufacturer’s names and addresses. Trade names are also included.

The Building Conservation Directory 2006 Cathedral Communications Limited [(720.28802541)]
A guide to specialist suppliers, consultants and craftsmen in traditional building conservation,
refurbishment and design. Included are sections on professional services, building contractors and

ESI Interior Design Endat Standard Indexes Limited 2006 [(DIR 729)]
Listing of interior design and refurbishment products manufacturers and suppliers as well as interior
design service providers; also includes technical profiles for some companies.

Barbour Compendium (30th edition) Barbour Index Plc 2006 [690.102941]
This report includes product information illustrated by colour photographs together with a
manufacturer/trade name directory and a list of useful addresses.

Building Services Buyers Guide 2003/04 (Pressline Ltd, 2003) [(B) AA 783]
This is a definitive guide to the building service industry. This includes indices to mechanical and
electrical products.

Builders Merchants Federation Yearbook & list of Members (The Builders Merchant Federation,
2003) [(B) AA 783 BUS]
This directory has an industry guide, a listing of members by region and a buyer’s guide for building
products and services.

Interior Design Handbook (CMP Ltd, 2003) [(B) AA 786]
Comprehensive sourcebook and guide to interior design producers and suppliers of the featured
and listed products.

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Market Research & Statistics
Verdict forecasts: DIY & gardening 2008 [executive summary] Verdict Research [(B) AL 934]
This report offer detailed retail space growth and sales density forecasts, market share profile and
SWOT analyses for six leading DIY & gardening retailers and economic forecasting and its direct
impact on the DIY & gardening sector.

European DIY Retailing 2007 Verdict Research [Available online in the Business and IP Centre]
This report profiles the key European DIY markets, detailing the shares of the leading three players
and ranking the top ten European DIY retailers. It also analyses key operating statistics for all the
leading players to provide a proprietary benchmark of the leading European DIY retailers.

Verdict UK DIY and Gardening Retailers 2006 (Verdict Research) [Available online in the Business
and IP Centre]
This report provides in depth profiles of seven market leading DIY and gardening retailers,
composed of five year trading records including statistics, market shares, store portfolio analysis and
retail proposition.

Business Ratio Report – The DIY Industry Key Note, 2006 [338.43683]
This report has a company section including industry definitions, change of name and exceptionally
large companies. An Industry Overview including company profiles and performance league tables.
Includes size, profitability, efficiency, liquidity, gearing, employee performance, and growth.

Consumer Satisfaction Index 2006: Sector Report: DIY Verdict 2006 [381.4564370941] [Also
available online in the Business and IP Centre]
This report includes Synopsis and companies, an overall ranking, this years winners and losers,
Rankings for range, price, and convenience, service, ambience, facilities and layout.

How Britain Shops 2006: DIY Verdict Research 2006 [381.4564370941] [Also available online in
the Business and IP Centre]
How Britain Shops: DIY examines shifts in consumer shopping patterns against a backdrop of a
diversifying market, a move towards greater use of online and catalogue operations and a growing
threat from general retailers including Wilkinson, Argos and the grocers.

The DIY and home improvements industry [Market Review] 2005, Key Note, [338.476437]
This report covers the UK retail market for DIY tools and materials. It includes discussions on both
manufacturing and distribution. This report analyses in depth just five major product sectors, these
are paint and wood care, wall coverings, ceramic tiles, power tools and hand tools and decorating

European DIY Retailing 2005: Internationalisation and product diversification key to growth [plus
executive summary report] 2005 Verdict Research [338.47683] [Also available online in the
Business and IP Centre]
DIY and Gardening retailers (Verdict Research), 2005 [381.4564370941]) [Also available online in
the Business and IP Centre]
Housing causes 2005 derailment but future still bright (includes executive summary. This report
offers Company information including profiles, Distribution including retailing - DIY stores and
Garden Centres.

Power Tools (Key Note 2005) [338.476219]
Report looks at the market definition, market size, industry background, and competitor analysis,
SWOT analysis, buying behaviour, current issues, global market, forecasts, company profiles and
further sources of information.

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Retail Futures 2010: DIY and Gardening (Verdict Research 2005) [Available online in the Business
and IP Centre]
This report includes the key market issues, specialist’s forecasts, channels of distribution and
category, economic and UK retailing forecasts.

Retailing for the home 2005 Verdict Research [Available online in the Business and IP Centre]
This report includes market analysis, market data analysis, and channels of distribution, retail
economy drivers, and home demand drivers.

Retail Futures 2009: DIY & Gardening: from DIY retailers to home improvement supermarkets
(Verdict Research, 2004) [(B) AL 934)
This report provides forecast analyses for the market. It looks at channels of distribution, retail sales
and consumer spending. It examines the issues spanning the whole of retail, identifying the
political, social, technological and retail operating influences, and also provides economic and
retailing forecasts.

DIY & Gardening Retailers 2004: Increasing Transaction Sizes Through Diversification (Verdict
Research, 2004) [(B) AL 934 BUS]
This report covers the market Shares, spending trends and sales volumes, market forecasts and
detailed profiles on six major DIY multiples including Argos, B&Q and Focus Wickes together with
analysis of 11 smaller specialist retailers.

Consumer insights 2004: B&Q (DIY) (Verdict Research 2004) [(P) WM 38]
This report tracts market trends, company performance, and consumer behaviour.

Consumer insights 2004: Homebase (Verdict Research 2004) [(P) WM 38]
This report tracts market trends, company performance, and consumer behaviour.

Consumer insights 2004: Wickes, (Verdict Research 2004) [(P) WM 38]
This report tracts market trends, company performance, and consumer behaviour.

Business Ratio Report: Builders Merchants (Prospect Swetenhams, 2004) [(B) WN 86 BUS]
Report offers an industry overview, company profiles, performance league tables and industry

UK DIY Retailing (Snapshots International, 2004) [Available online in the Business and IP Centre]
Report covers the market size, segmentation, market shares, forecast, socio-economic data and
further sources of information.

UK Household Paint 2004 (Snapshots International, 2004) [Available online in the Business and IP
This report covers the market size, segmentation, market shares, forecast, socio-economic data and
further sources of information.

Trade Magazines and Newsletters
Factiva, [Available online in the Business and IP Centre]
Factiva provides the latest news and information from nearly every industry, including DIY, and
every region, with a simple web like search. It includes newswires and BBC Monitoring and offers
more than 10,000 publications from 159 countries in 22 languages.

ABI Inform Global, [Available online in the Business and IP Centre]
Contains over 2,700 academic journals, newspapers business, management and economics
publications. It provides abstracts of material from 1971 onwards and full text articles from 1987;
not all journals are available in full text.

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Dialog Newsroom (Thomson Business Intelligence), [Available online in the Business and IP
Full text articles from over 11,000 global newspapers, specialist newswires, trade journals and
magazines. Particularly good for regional UK newspapers.

DIY Superstore, (Trade Media Ltd), [(P) WN 80 - E (13)]
This is a trade magazine for DIY and hardware retailers in the UK. It covers news, new products,
events and case studies.

DIY Superstore International (Trade Media Ltd, monthly) [(P) WN 80 – E (30)]
Provides worldwide news for DIY retailers. It has regular American and EU update market reports,
buyers guide and event

Home DIY (Highbury, monthly) [(P) WM 38 – E (2)]
A consumer magazine for DIY enthusiasts. Giving step by step instructions on various DIY projects
and product information.

Tool Business & Hire: the specialist tool & equipment magazine (Airstream Communications,
monthly) [(P) TL 00 – E (9)]
This publication offers company and products new for the manufacture, supply and rental of hand
and machine tools trade.

Power Tools & Hand Tools in the UK (Consumer Goods Europe, Sept. 2001) [(P) AL 639 - E (3)]
This report covers the industry by country in Europe. It gives a brief overview of the market size,
segmentation, supply structure, advertising and promotion, distribution and future forecasts.

Merchant buyers monthly, Construction Publications, [ZK.9.d.2577, Humanities]
An advertising magazine containing new product profiles. It includes lighting, heating, ventilation,
air conditioning, doors, windows, paints, varnishes, tools, kitchen & bathroom fittings, gas &
electrical fittings, roofing, garden & timber supplies, fire safety, drainage.
DIY Business, (Airstrean Communications), [WM 38 -E (19)]
News about new DIY products for store managers & builders merchants. It includes tools,
adhesives, safety products, electrical products etc.

Internet Sources
British Hardware and Houseware Manufacturer's Association,
A useful website with information on news and events within the industry. It also has a indexed
directory of products and brand/trade name directory.

British Painting & Decorating Association,
One of the largest national organisations in the UK. It caters for the needs of the professional
painter and decorator. It has a member’s directory and code of practice.

Building Services Research & Information Association,
For independent and authoritative research, product testing, consultancy, management and market
intelligence. The website has a directory of members and research information.

DIY and Garden Show,
Has information on tickets, vendors, participates, exhibitors, special offers and news.

DIY Online,
This is a German site but has the option to be translated in English. It has company profiles, trade
topics, country market reports, research reports, archive, events and a newsletter you can subscribe
to. Also has a buyer’s guide of European DIY products and companies.
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This is a website directory of UK DIY equipment, suppliers and services in the UK

Federation of Master Builders,
Contains lot of useful information, advice and tips for consumers. It also has legal and financial
advice for members.

A comprehensive information resource, giving Guidance through all aspects of building a home.

National Retail Hardware Association,
This is an American site but has lots of international industry news, product developments, industry
calendar, members directory and useful websites

A directory of DIY & hardware industry suppliers

World Wide Do It Yourself Council,
Has information on business and government, news, publications, airlines & shipping, travel,
European products, international sites and trade leads

Note: Every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this
document, however some recently acquired items may since have been added to the
collection. Please ask for help at the enquiry desk or check the Business Information Catalogue

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