Prefab most applied in projects in the Netherlands, the UK ahead wh...
In the European architectural barometer, another one of USP’s multi-client studies, we already reporte... Read more
German and Polish installation companies are hindered in their grow...
The heavy workload brought back the topic of the personnel shortages 2018 was a great year for the const... Read more
Positioning of the retailer in the Dutch home improvement market
The Dutch home improvement market is saturated There are 1.098 DIY-stores in the Netherlands, distributed ... Read more
Base materials and finishing materials used for prefab elements is ...
Base material for structure of prefab elements mainly differs in UK Overall, concrete is very dominant in ... Read more
European HVAC installers and plumbers order more directly from manu...
“We order more products directly from the manufacturer” 27% of the European HVAC installers and plumbers i... Read more
Preference for A-brands in most of the European countries, except f...
Clear preference for A-brands in Europe The European DIY consumers clearly indicate that there is a prefer... Read more
Loyalty towards wholesale main barrier for buying direct at manufac...
Installers buy direct from manufacturers mainly because of price In all European countries, electrical ins... Read more
Online buying for sealants still limited among EU consumers
Online buying Sealants are not a typical product that consumers purchase online. Traditionally most consum... Read more
European contractors are mostly brand-oriented in their purchasing ...
This is one of the results of the European Contractor Monitor 2018 of USP Marketing Consulta... Read more
European HVAC installers and plumbers order directly from manufactu...
Direct ordering at the manufacturer While some of the manufacturers are still wondering whether to get in ... Read more
Principals in construction projects are not strongly driving prefab...
Differences per country When it comes to the demand for prefab elements by principals, some interesting re... Read more
Direct ordering from manufacturers; already common place amongst Eu...
It might come as a surprise, but the main contender for share of wallet are not the online players nor the ... Read more
Room for direct approach in selling to electrical installers
Wholesale preferred distribution channel, but also room for a direct manufacturer approach The majority of... Read more
Buying at DIY stores; How is this affected by age, income and DIY e...
In the European Home Improvement Monitor we have tracked the shifts in these channels for a long time, even... Read more
Use of prefab elements in construction projects clearly on the rise
One of the solutions that architects expect to gain ground is the usage of prefab elements in construction ... Read more
Almost half of the European HVAC installers and plumbers experience...
Lack of knowledge about BIM and their role in BIM Almost half (48%) of the European installers familiar w... Read more
DIY; Germany & the UK top the chart for online buying
More products are bought online Since we started (2013) measuring consumer purchase behavior for home impr... Read more
The future painter: “Why not order paint via WhatsApp?”
Ordering via WhatsApp not common yet, but expected to grow WhatsApp is an instant messenger app with a hig... Read more
European electrical installers; brands are preferred above price
Brands are clearly preferred above price in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the UK. Electrical in... Read more
Customers start asking for fossil fuel free products
Customers start asking for fossil fuel free products There are differences per country, but it is clear th... Read more
Grenfell tower; Does this affect the future insulation choice in co...
These are expectations regarding the usage of insulation materials of European architects in the Europ... Read more