Tag Archives: Research

Cost of living concerns see showering surge

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More people in the UK are turning to showers rather than baths as the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite. That’s according to research from shower manufacturer Triton, which says there this offers even more opportunity for merchants to emphasis the economic benefits of electric showers . The shower manufacturer’s latest survey of …

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Worcester Bosch Survey reveals that the UK fails its boilers

Worcester Bosch today reveals the lack of regular maintenance and servicing by much of the nation with their boilers. The alarming survey reveals that half of the nation has never asked for the service history of a boiler upon moving into a new house, with 18% believing that servicing is unnecessary …

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Research identifies reasons behind lack of apprentices

92% of sole traders have never employed an apprentice 47% of respondents working in the building services engineering sector had experience of hiring an apprentice Of those, only 23% currently employ an apprentice A third showed concern around the time commitment involved and needed a clearer understanding of how much …

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Branding and Product Availability are top priorities for Independent Merchants

Building a strong local brand identity and ensuring the availability and supply of products are central to success for independent merchants, according to a new survey published as National Buying Group launches initiative to support partners. Effective e-commerce and social media marketing are also identified by business owners as key …

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Lakes researches the market to reset strategy

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Before confirming their objectives and resetting their strategy to grow, Lakes undertook a comprehensive market investigation beginning with independent market research and customer insight. Early this year, MRA Research interviewed a representative sample of 120 merchants and bathroom stockists. The research measured awareness and perceptions of shower enclosure brands, performance …

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Attitudes towards smart home technology in 2018

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Burdened by stress and a lack of time, Brits now more than ever crave convenience and speed in various aspects of their lives. One area where this is particularly true, is within their home environment. Individuals are therefore gradually adopting smart home technology which they can remotely control through their …

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Under-floor Heating forecast to grow by 7% in 2018

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In 2017, the market grew by 6%, with similar growth forecast for 2018. The under-floor heating (UFH) market has performed well, driven by good levels of commercial and domestic construction and RMI, and now accounts for almost 7% of the total UK heating systems sector. More recent growth can also …

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