The UK architectural ironmongery market was estimated to have reached a value of around £958 million in 2012, and has been forecast to increase to a total of £1 billion by the year 2017.
Architectural ironmongery is the manufacture and wholesale distribution of items made from iron, steel, aluminium, brass, or other metals, as well as plastics, for use in all types of buildings.
Such items, sometimes also described as architectural hardware, include door handles, locks, closers and hinges, window fittings, and handrails and balustrades.
The value of the UK architectural ironmongery market for was strongly affected at the outset of the recession, with sales beginning to fall in 2008, and then declining 17% during 2009.
There was a partial recovery in 2010, but both 2011 and 2012 have proved challenging years for the sector and modest reductions in sales have been recorded.
2013 looks set to be a difficult year for the United Kingdom architectural ironmongery market, with the economy still feeling the effects of the recession in 2008. However, the industry is expected to improve, along with the economy, in the latter half of the decade.
Key players currently dominating the UK architectural ironmongery market include Dorma UK, Grouphomesafe, Hoppe (UK), Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, Ironmongery Direct, and Securistyle.
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