Provides a full range of loft conversion services for homeowners and landlords
Homecare & Property Maintenance
Access Loft Conversions provides a full range of loft conversion services for homeowners and landlords, creating space for extra bedrooms, bathrooms or playrooms and offices, complete with a wide range of Velux and dormer windows.
The company deals with every aspect of a project, calling in expert builders, joiners, plumbers, electricians and roofers - in short, all the trades to complete the job.
Access Loft Conversions has now moved into franchising, allowing founders, Paul and Chris Barber, to expand the business to cater for homeowners throughout the UK who are seeking to add space and value to their homes.
The company has a core of individuals who can deal with all aspects of such a project and is looking for franchisees who strive to reach the same exceptional standards. The head office continues to evolve as the franchise network expands and the project lists grow.
The cost of an Access Loft Conversions franchise is £15,000 (plus VAT), which includes initial induction training so new franchisees can hit the ground running.
There is extensive on-site support when the business launches, including digital and local marketing activity, plus a website with the franchisee’s own email address and all the necessary Access Loft Conversions branding, including uniform vehicle livery and signage.
Franchisees are assigned their own exclusive territory and if there is more work than one franchisee can cover, the company will assign another team for back up support.
The company has developed a franchise that presents a significant opportunity for franchisees to operate their own loft conversion company successfully, backed with the security of the company’s own robust infrastructure.
Access Loft Conversions provides all the necessary contracts, permissions and licenses for franchisees to start a project, finds customers and creates brand awareness through advertising.
In summary, Access Loft Conversions delivers the jobs, plans and contracts and a comprehensive specification for clients, as well as providing a financial structure for clients - notably, managing invoicing during the stages of a project so that franchisees can focus on the construction itself.
Initial consultations with clients are done within a few days of them getting in touch and quotes are sent out usually within 48 hours, with project acceptance forms being signed digitally.
This franchise opportunity is not limited to joiners: Those with site management experience, or trades experience as an electrician, plumber, roofer or general builder, can also make suitable franchisees.
Homeowners all over the UK are looking to have their lofts converted, so there are territories available nationwide.
Loft conversions are a big part of the UK home improvement market.
A loft conversion could increase a property’s worth by up to 30 per cent, according to reports by the Nationwide Building Society and other lenders. Extra living space is something the average homeowner is always looking to gain and with increasing numbers of people working from home a dedicated home office is also proving a popular use for lofts.
Franchisees who join the Access Loft Conversions network are tapping into 25 years of experience in the sector. The company’s dedicated franchise team has extensive industry knowledge and ensures all the systems and processes are in place to support a new franchisee from day one.
The average British homeowner’s obsession with improving his or her property shows no sign of abating and with the buying and selling of property an expensive proposition, often extending a home is the preferred option.
As demand has continued to grow for the services provided by Access Loft Conversions, the company continues to seek driven individuals to operate one of its proven franchises.
By handling all the marketing and promotion for franchisees, working with industry leading analysts to map each area, the company can identify ‘hot spots’ for potential clients, actively promoting the business in these areas.
The company’s head office team handles sales calls and enquiries too, meaning franchisees are free to focus solely on what they do best: completing quality loft conversions for customers.
While Access Loft Conversions has a detailed financial model it shares with franchisees during the recruitment process, a single van franchisee carrying out one or two jobs per month can earn around £70,000 per year, with some of the company’s larger franchisees running four or five-van teams.
Access Loft Conversions’ head office is in Middlesbrough.
New franchisees receive a full brand induction and are appointed a mentor (an existing franchisee who has their own past experience of setting up in the business) to support them.
Ongoing training is provided in management, customer service and product knowledge, with regular meetings scheduled to develop a franchisee’s knowledge of the business.
Access Loft Conversions finances local marketing initiatives to help raise brand awareness. It also covers the costs of ongoing marketing to help raise the brand profile and win new contracts.
The Access Loft Conversions franchise agreement is for a 10-year term. Six months before expiry, franchisees receive an option to renew.
As a franchisees enters directly into a contract with Access Loft Conversions, there are no ongoing costs - head office simply takes off 23 per cent of the project costs and pays the franchisee the remainder.
A recent survey by MoneySuperMarket found 42 per cent of Brits would prefer an extension or loft conversion compared to moving house.
With a loft conversion, property owners and landlords can create an extra room, make use of wasted space and adding value to a property, all without the huge costs of moving house.
Loft conversions do not require planning permission as they fall under permitted development rights (while there are limitations on the cubic content allowed under permitted development, up to 40m³ is usually fine), giving homeowners more freedom to extend their own space as and when they wish.
Conversions are completed quickly and promptly by dedicated loft fitters with the minimum of disruption to the rest of the household and because of its reputation for high quality workmanship Access Loft Conversions benefits from word of mouth referrals, which has long been one of the best ways to grow a business.
Click on the button below to arrange an initial call with an Access Loft Conversions franchise adviser, who will be able to explain the opportunity further, as well as answer any questions you may have about finance, territories and more.
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