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Access4Lofts Franchise

Access4Lofts offers loft access and storage solutions to utilise loft space. Owner-operator and management opportunities available.

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At a Glance

Established: Established in 2005; began franchising in 2018.

UK Presence: 33 franchisees across the UK

Start Up Cost: £29,950

Development type: Owner Operator and Management/Multi-Unit

BFA Status: Associate




Franchise Info

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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.

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 33 franchisees across the UK from Glasgow to Torquay. 

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?

  • 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!

access4loft franchisee Kevin testimonial

"I would recommend this franchise to anyone. I have been involved in franchising for 10 years operating my own gardening franchise. I was looking for a franchise business that my son could take over and came across Access4Lofts.

I could immediately see the potential and was impressed with the support and professionalism of the owners. The training, marketing and support has been exceptional which meant that I hit the ground running."

Kevin, Access4Lofts Leicester Franchisee

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The Access4Loft franchise opportunity

Access4Lofts offers two business modelsowner operator and management (multi-van) operation.

1. OWNER-OPERATOR

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

 

An initial investment of £29,950 + VAT is required to setup and establish your new business. We will provide you a detailed breakdown of where this money is spent, rest assured it is far better value than starting up on your own as an independent!

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.

access4loft franchisee Michael testimonial

"Having looked closely at several other franchises I knew immediately that Access4Lofts was head and shoulders above the rest. The whole process from initial phone call to securing my territory was relaxed, informative and there was absoultely no pressue selling. The decision to invest in Access4Lofts was definitely the right one and I would highly recommend this franchise to others." 

Michael, Access4Lofts Glasgow South Franchisee
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How we train and support you

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!

access4loft franchisee Phil testimonial

"When I first started it was a case of doing admin at weekends and late into the evening. The system has revolutionised the way I work and makes the whole admin process quick and easy. The information I get to help me run my business is also useful and easy to follow. Doing my accounts was always a big headache in the early days but now it’s all done for me, so I can focus on actually doing the job and keeping my customers happy.”

Phil, Access4Lofts Preston Franchisee

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.

access4loft franchisee Sam testimonial

“The training course was very professional and well planned. It was a good mix of classroom and practical and the manuals provided were easy to follow. I was made to feel part of the team from day one and at the end of the training I felt confident that I could do the job. I would say the training and ongoing support are fantastic.” 

Sam, Access4Lofts Stafford Franchisee

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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Interview

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Franchisor Interview
Interview with Tim and Lindsay Brown, Founders of Access4Lofts
18-June-2020

Tim and Lindsay Brown founded Access4Lofts in 2005.  Fed up with the lengthy commute from Devon to London and long hours working away from his family, Tim decided that they needed to move away from their respective roles as Corporate Sales Manager and Marketing Manager, and look at options for starting their own business.  Both were not afraid to admit that the thought of giving up good, guaranteed salaries scared them!

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News
One Third of Available Access4Lofts Territories Sold

In less than 3 years Access4Lofts have sold one third of all available territories in the UK (There are still around 100 territories available). The demand for the franchise has actually increased during the Covid pandemic with record numbers of enquiries.

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