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Prefabricated products in HVAC installation Q2 2022

Uncover the adoption of prefabricated products in HVAC installations during Q2 2022. Delve into the benefits and challenges associated with prefabrication in HVAC.



No. of pages


Target group

HVAC installers and plumbers, companies that provide HVAC installation services, but they may also do other activities in addition (Electrical installation etc.)

Key research topics

Prefabricated products in HVAC installation


Based on 655 successful quantitative telephone interviews in native languages

Country scope

United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands


Full report in pdf or ppt covering all 6 countries, support from a key account manager in case of questions

Publication frequency



2,650 Euro

What is this report?

This report provides a comprehensive view of the attitudes of installers toward prefabricated products, specifically among HVAC installers, plumbers and their clients. In the report, you will find insights into the installers' experiences with installing prefabricated products, in which type of projects and buildings are they mostly used and in which European countries can we observe the most and the least prefab usage. This information can help you shape, refine, or develop your business strategies for engaging with HVAC installers and plumbers. The research is based on quantitative telephone interviews conducted with 655 HVAC installers and plumbers – companies that provide HVAC installation services while also engaging in other activities, such as electrical installation, among others. These interviews were conducted across the 6 major European markets.

Why do you need this report?

This report will provide valuable insights into the perspectives of HVAC installers and plumbers regarding the usage of prefabricated products and their installation. These insights will be especially valuable for manufacturers targeting this group, as the information in the report can either validate current business strategies or lay the foundations for new ones. Furthermore, understanding the attitudes of HVAC installers and plumbers towards prefab and their actual usage within projects will facilitate fact-based internal discussions without the need for custom research.

How was the research conducted?

This report is based on 655 successful quantitative telephone interviews with installers, conducted in the native language in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Belgium

and the Netherlands. The report is based on a representative sample of installers, with companies that provide HVAC installation services, but they may also do other activities in addition (Electrical installation etc.). Most interviews are conducted with owners/ directors or purchasers of these companies. This research is conducted quarterly with reports covering different key marketing topics like media orientation, BIM, prefab, sustainability and many more.

What is included in this report?

The primary focus of this research is to provide key insights into the state of prefabricated products in the HVAC installation sector. The study also offers insights into the development and usage of prefabricated products, the projects where prefab is chosen, the European countries where it is most and least used, and the types of companies using prefab the most according to their size. Additionally, it highlights key differences among the 6 European countries covered and provides other essential insights for each country. The report includes a detailed view of the turnover and order book developments of the installers, along with background information on their company size and other relevant details.

Key questions answered

In which European countries is prefab most commonly used, and in which is it used the least in HVAC projects?”

In which types of HVAC projects are prefab most commonly used?

To what extent is a prefab used in projects, based on HVAC company size?

To what extent is prefab used in specific European countries and in which types of projects?

How many new projects have your HVAC company secured or been commissioned for in Q2 2022? How many projects have been postponed by HVAC companies in Q2 2022?

Do HVAC installers and plumbers anticipate any impact on their work from the war in Ukraine, and if so, in what way?

Table of content

  1. Key takeaways 
  2. Profile of the Mechanical installer 
  3. Business development  
  4. Prefab
    1. Cross-country summary 
    2. United Kingdom 
    3. Germany
    4. France
    5. Poland
    6. Belgium
    7. The Netherlands

Frequently asked questions

  1. In which European country is prefab the most popular and in which is it the least popular among HVAC installers and plumbers?

France (61%) has the highest share of installers using prefab products, while in Germany (41%), working with prefab is the least popular.

  1. Which types of HVAC installation companies in Europe tend to use more prefabricated products, according to their size?

Larger companies show a higher usage of prefab, with companies having more than 15 full-time employees using 69% of prefab products, while companies with less than 4 full-time employees use 37% of prefab products.

  1. In which type of HVAC projects are prefabricated products used the most?

Prefab solutions are used in various applications but are most commonly seen in boiler rooms, hot and cold water installations, underfloor heating, and sanitary installations.

  1. What are the expectations among HVAC installers and plumbers in Europe regarding the development of prefab in the sector?

Prefab usage is gradually increasing in all countries. The majority of Dutch, UK, and Belgian installers expect prefab to be used even more in the coming years. It is expected that prefab will increase at a rate of 40% in the Netherlands and 23% in the UK over the next 3 to 5 years.

  1. In which type of building are prefabricated products used the most, according to HVAC installers and plumbers?

European installers are mainly confronted with prefab solutions used in residential projects.

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Managing Consultant

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