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Homecare & Property Maintenance
Cloudy2Clear UK was founded in 2005 to fill a gap in the market for a company that could repair double-glazed windows that are misted up, scratched or broken.
Huge savings can be made by replacing only the glass rather than the uPVC, wood or aluminium window frames and surround. The concept proved so successful that the Cloudy2Clear head office decided to roll out the service throughout the UK as a franchise model.
Cloudy2Clear is now the UK’s number one glass replacement franchise, with branches located nationwide - from the south coast to Scotland.
The company is a Which? Trusted Trader and all engineers in the network have good local knowledge, visiting customers’ homes to provide free-no obligation quotes.
How does the Cloudy2Clear franchise model work?
There are two successful models within the Cloudy2Clear franchise. The first sees franchisees taking orders, providing quotes and managing the business.
Franchisees use laser measurement tools to ensure replacement units fit exactly like the original and are the same thickness and type of glass so that they can save windows by carrying out sealed unit replacements as well as replacing locks, handles, and hinges.
This hands-on approach is popular with many franchisees, as it gives them an insight into the business strategy and structure and enables them to run all aspects of the business effectively.
The second model is a management-style role, in which franchisees employ local engineers to carry out all the quotes and do the glass fitting, while they focus on the general management of the business.
With this setup, franchisees can often grow the business and achieve their goals faster. The more a Cloudy2Clear franchise expands and the more areas covered, the more leads can be generated.
In both scenarios, franchisees are provided with ongoing sales, marketing, technical and managerial support by the Cloudy2Clear franchise support team.
Is bank funding available for the Cloudy2Clear franchise?
Cloudy2Clear has been in partnership with RBS NatWest for more than 10 years. The bank can provide financial advice and, if needed, help to fund the franchise fee.
What locations or territories is Cloudy2Clear looking to operate in?
Cloudy2Clear operates branches throughout the UK and is interested in hearing from enthusiastic individuals nationwide.
Why is Cloudy2Clear franchise a good investment?
Cloudy2Clear specialises in replacing the glass in double (or triple) glazing when the units are fogged up or broken. Very few companies offer this service, as most window businesses are more interested in replacing the complete window.
Cloudy2Clear is the only nationwide glass replacement company of its kind, offering its services from an extensive network of local branches. Franchisees do not try to ‘upgrade’ customers to a full window replacement they do not need or want - this approach results in many word of mouth referrals.
The company purchases its replacement glass from manufacturers that solely produce hermetically sealed glass units. All units are therefore manufactured to European standard
BSEN 1279 (units are tested to withstand the highest temperatures likely to be experienced in the Mediterranean to the lowest in Scandinavia). In addition, all units are supplied with a full 25-year guarantee from the day of fitting.
In terms of franchising, Cloudy2Clear is family oriented and knows its franchisees often are too. The company, therefore, supports franchisees from the start of their partnership, providing those new to the network with everything they need to achieve their goals.
As a result, Cloudy2Clear franchisees can be their own boss and improve their work/life balance, while providing an invaluable service in a growing market.
The kickstart to a business that comes from being part of an existing brand cannot be over-emphasised enough. A supportive team helps and guides all investors through the early stages of running their own business, while the easy-to-follow system is continually tried and tested.
Success comes in many forms for franchisees and this can include expanding into second areas.
Where in the UK is the Cloudy2Clear franchise based?
The Cloudy2Clear head offices are in Ormskirk, Lancashire.
What support and training do Cloudy2Clear franchisees receive?
No experience in double glazing is necessary, as Cloudy2Clear provides a comprehensive two-week training course in all technical and management aspects of the business, including window/glass fitting and repairs.
Leads are generated by the franchisor on behalf of franchisees, as are national advertising campaigns, which include radio advertising, email marketing, and social media marketing.
Ongoing and remote support is available when it comes to business planning and general technical and operational advice.
What are the Cloudy2Clear franchise terms of agreement and renewal?
Franchisees sign an initial five-year agreement. Many successful franchisees choose to extend beyond this term.
How in demand are window replacement services right now?
Broken or faulty window seals are a common cause of moisture collecting between double-glazed panes in the UK. If the seal between the two panes fails or breaks, condensation often gets inside the unit, causing unsightly, misted up windows.
Over time, whether a window is made from aluminium, uPVC, timber or steel, the glass unit will inevitably fail at some point and the old double glazing is particularly vulnerable to failure.
Many people wanting to improve the look of their property think they cannot afford new windows. The beauty of Cloudy2Clear’s business concept is that only the failed double
glazed unit needs to be replaced - representing a huge cost saving.
How can I get started on setting up my own business?
Complete our enquiry form to register your interest in Cloudy2Clear and a member of the head office team will be in touch for a no obligation chat. If you want more information or to meet with the franchise team this can also be arranged.
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Repairs double glazed windows that are misted up, scratched or broken£20,000 Minimum Investment