The share of DIY jobs versus DIFM jobs does not always reflect cons...
When looking at the figures of DIY versus DIFM shares at a European level, for instance, a decline of the s... Read more
Amazon dominates the pure online B2B electrical installation market
The specialized wholesaler is still going strong.The construction market is a rather traditional market, wh... Read more
Dutch installers frontrunners in the usage of apps for professional...
Only 55% of the French installers have a smartphone or iPad for professional purposes. In the majority o... Read more
Circularity taken into account in more and more architectural projects
Not all countries are equally advancedWith new trends emerging in the market, there are always countries th... Read more
Professionals for home improvement jobs are usually found offline
Consumers’ personal network first place to search professional?A significant part of the European consu... Read more
Make or buy prefab solutions?
Contractors prefer to buy prefab solutions from the industryThe European Contractor Monitor already showed ... Read more
Government seen as important driving party towards circular constru...
Circularity currently driven by building ownersOver a long period there have been thoughts on a circular co... Read more
Traditional wholesalers are still going strong
Large majority of electrical installers keeps buying at traditional wholesaleCompared to 2 years ago, the s... Read more
Visiting the web sites of manufactures one of the most important in...
Searching on the Internet is the most useful information source both on-site and off-siteInternet was and r... Read more
Circularity in construction still in its early stages
For many years now, USP Marketing Consultancy has followed the topic of sustainability in the E... Read more
Circularity in construction is gaining importance, but it is not we...
The term sustainability has become a well-known concept in construction, and the understanding of the conce... Read more
Installer purchases via online retailers are not growing as fast as...
Small purchases to test pure online retailers and buy niche products Nowadays, the number of electrical in... Read more
Youngsters would like to learn more DIY skills
Starting point for providing education on DIY jobs is a certain amount of interest within the target group.... Read more
Netherlands and United Kingdom are prefab frontrunners
High share of contractors have experience with prefab Prefab - also known as ‘off-site construction’ or ‘m... Read more
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