September 19, 2019

The home improvement sector has known for some time that homeowner confidence to purchase technical products is on the rise.  A new data tool from Eureka! now helps shed new light on this major market trend.

Our new research report on this topic is now available and can...

May 2, 2018

Although home owners are becoming more and more influential in product selection for their home improvements, the role of the installer or tradesperson for emergency repairs and replacement is still thought to be critical.

As part of an expansive insights programme this...

December 15, 2017

We’ve completed a number of notable projects this year delving deeper into the role of the merchant in the lives of the UK’s tradespeople. It’s a sector that has remained stubbornly traditional, reliant, as it is on customer relationships and entrenched in long standin...

November 29, 2017

Purchasing and installing a new boiler is a large and significant expense for households who may experience a fatal breakdown or need to replace an ageing model.  The growth of new online platforms, such as Boxt, represent a significant disrupter to the traditional rou...

October 3, 2017

We have recently concluded a ground-breaking study amongst installers, plumbers and heating engineers working in the UK building industry.  Polypipe commissioned the research to get a fully up-to-date picture of their purchasing behaviour in merchants, usage and attitu...

March 3, 2017

This Spring we will be launching an ambitious study with installers and plumbers on behalf of leading industry supplier Polypipe. With competition in the sector so fierce, we will be getting to the bottom of why installers choose certain stockists and whether purchase...

January 9, 2017

How will plumbers and heating engineers purchase the products they need in the future?  We are delighted to announce a major new research study on behalf of national merchant chain Plumbase, which will examine purchasing behaviour and merchant interaction in detail.

The...

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