Access4Lofts supply and install loft hatches, ladders, boarding, lighting and insulation to most property and attic types, allowing customers to utilise their loft space for storage without the expense of a loft conversion.
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Access4Lofts is a franchise business that helps utilise wasted space by providing quick, easy and affordable loft access and storage solutions
Established in 2005 by Tim and Lindsay Brown, Access4Lofts operated in the local Devon area successfully for 8 years before demand for the service nationally led them to launch a pilot franchise in 2013 in Preston. The success of the pilot helped the business grow considerably and in 2018, Access4Lofts franchise was officially launched.
There are now 72 franchises operating across the UK from Glasgow to Cornwall.
Access4Lofts are active members of the British Franchise Association and were proud to be named a finalist in the 2019 BFA HSBC Franchise awards in the ‘Emerging Franchise of The Year’ category.
Why choose Access4Lofts?
- No previous experience required: we provide full business & practical training to all our franchisees.
- Huge demand: franchisees have several months of bookings.
- Safe hands: we’re proud to be accredited as bfa members, the Quality Franchise Association and Which? Trusted Trader.
- Great cashflow: customers pay you when you finish the job.
- Dedicated territories: at least 150,000 households per area.
- It works: former employees have invested to become franchisees.
- Bespoke IT System: which automates much of your admin, no more paperwork!
- We understand: because the management team have all been franchisees themselves.
- Committed to support: bfa accredited with full training and ongoing support.
- One big family: join a group of like-minded people who support each other and celebrate together!
Kevin (LEICESTER) FRANCHISEE
To setup and establish your new business the initial investment is £29,950 + VAT, however, if you have £10,000 financing can be secured via many of the high street banks for the balance OR as we are a business approved for the Government backed Start-Up Scheme, you could qualify to borrow up to £25,000, without investing any of your own money; and this figure doubles if the business has two Directors.
We will provide you a detailed breakdown as to where this money is spent; rest assured it is far better value than starting up on your own as an independent!
Michael (GLASGOW SOUTH) FRANCHISEE
Training and support provided
As a franchisee, you will receive completely tailored ongoing support to help you on your path to reaching your goals. If you are practical, we support you on the business side and if you have business experience we train you on the practical side.
The Access4Lofts bespoke admin system is undoubtedly our unique selling point, it takes away the stress of admin and accounts, so you can focus on creating space for your customer and creating profit for you.
It has been built from the ground up and is the result of us working alongside a specialist programmer over several months to create an easy to use single system that streamlines our whole admin process. From taking the initial customer telephone enquiry, through to quotes, order confirmations and invoicing, our system automates the process, leaving you free from worry and stress about when you’re going to find time to type a quote and send it to a customer!
All our franchisees attend a 5 day residential training course held at our dedicated training facility in Devon.
You’ll be guided through health and safety issues and learn how to fit our full range of ladders, hatches and boarding and of course learn how to use the comprehensive set of tools you receive as part of the franchise package.
Regardless of the amount of training you receive, your first few jobs may be daunting, therefore, we follow the training with 2 days operational, on-site support so that we can observe, advise or just give you the moral support as you start your journey. We have an Operations Director who franchisees can call on for support and advice.
SAM (STAFFORD) FRANCHISEE
The ideal Access4Lofts franchisee
Access4Lofts offers two business models – owner operator and management (multi-van) operation.
Proven to generate £120K+ sales with 40%+ net profit within 24 months. Franchisees undertake all installation work and solely run the business. Complete one job per day over a four-day week, spend the fifth day on business development. Work around your other life commitments.
To become a successful Access4Lofts owner-operator you need:
- to be great with customers
- some basic DIY competence
- to follow the proven system
- the ambition to grow your business
2. MANAGEMENT BUSINESS
Proven to generate £300K+ sales with 35%+ net profit with two staff.
The franchisee works on developing the business and employs and manages fitters that do the majority of the installation work.
To build a successful Access4Lofts management business you need:
- to be a great communicator
- ideally some management experience
- ambition to grow a multi-van business
- extra finance to invest in your team initially
Your Next Steps
As franchisors we are committed to best practice, to doing it right. All of us have been franchisees ourselves; we’ve been where you are right now, so we know what it’s like! We remember the concerns, the steps on the journey to success and the feeling of contentment on achieving our respective goals.
We have spent a lot of time refining this business to make it as simple as possible to succeed if you follow the model.
If you would like to find out more about Access4Lofts please do get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.
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