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Building Services franchises in the UK

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Access4Lofts

Access4Lofts

Join a lucrative van-based business opportunity installing loft ladders, hatches and boarding! Min. Investment: £10,000
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Concept Claim Solutions

Concept Claim Solutions

Earn £7,500 per month with this award-winning franchise opportunity! Min. Investment: £15,000
Drain Doctor

Drain Doctor

Generate a 6 Figure Income with this Proven Management Franchise Model, in a Recession Proof Industry, alongside the UK’s Most Trusted Drainage and Plumbing Franchise Company. Min. Investment: £35,000
Refresh Renovations

Refresh Renovations

Run a business that operates in an untapped market with enormous potential. No experience required. Min. Investment: £20,000
Eco-Mist Biotechnics

Eco-Mist Biotechnics

Pathogens do not respect boundaries, meaning there is a constant need for our decontamination service across all sectors.
Access4Lofts

Access4Lofts

Join a lucrative van-based business opportunity installing loft ladders, hatches and boarding! Min. Investment: £10,000
Rhino Surfaces

Rhino Surfaces

An industry-leading & eco-friendly franchise offering you a proven business model and exclusive territory! Min. Investment: £30,000
More Than Loft Ladders

More Than Loft Ladders

A successful, long-running business now offers the chance to get in early as it expands across the country through franchising. Min. Investment: £40,000
Shuttercraft

Shuttercraft

Ensure the very best start to your business by choosing Shuttercraft, and enjoy award winning product, customer service and training programmes. Min. Investment: £30,000
Fresh Windows

Fresh Windows

The cleaning franchise that offers you a stress-free work-life balance with flexible working hours and a realistic earning potential of £60,000 p.a. within the first two years.
Capital

Capital

Capital Electrical Wholesalers is the UK’s first – and most reputable – electrical franchise. A chance to join the building & construction firm becoming a key supplier to electricians nationwide.
Green Fox

Green Fox

The UK market for commercial cleaning is estimated to be £5.6bn annually. Join a franchise with some of lowest royalty fees the sector. Min. Investment: £15,000
ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services is a long-established and effective money-making franchise business in the contract cleaning sector. Min. Investment: £6,600
ServiceMaster Restore

ServiceMaster Restore

ServiceMaster Restore is a profitable opportunity in the restoration services sector. Join a proven business model with unlimited support. Min. Investment: £50,000
ServiceMaster Clean Commercial

ServiceMaster Clean Commercial

ServiceMaster Clean Commercial is a great money-making opportunity in the commercial services sector. Min. Investment: £6,600
Filta

Filta

We provide you with all the training and equipment you need to operate this unique weekly service, for the restaurant and commercial kitchen industry. Low overheads, fast track start. Min. Investment: £8,000
Snap-on Tools

Snap-on Tools

Join the world's number one tool brand. Be your own boss whilst being supported by an elite team of industry specialists. Min. Investment: £24,143
Aspray Property Services

Aspray Property Services

An award winning service provider. Stepping in when disaster strikes, specialising in project managing both insurance claims & repairs. Min. Investment: £17,000

Franchise Spotlight: Building Services

A trusted franchise brand is priceless in a booming sector blighted by cowboy operators, while a head office call centre can give you an edge over short-staffed independents.

Building service franchises can be broadly divided into two camps.

Some enhance a property’s living space and value, like flooring, landscaping, loft conversion or kitchen/bathroom remodelling franchises. Others, like electrical services, drainage and plumbing or general property repair, conduct maintenance and repairs.

Sector overview

  • £72.8bn sector growing 7% annually, fuelled by house-price inflation, the Help to Buy Scheme and the ‘improve, not move’ trend
  • Most popular home improvements are new carpets (35%), new kitchens (31%) and garden landscaping (29%)
  • A well-known franchise brand is hugely reassuring for customers keen to avoid cowboy firms

For building services, every dwelling in the country represents a potential customer – whether they’re a homeowner, residential landlord or property developer. Then there are the 300,000 new homes slated for construction.

Several trends have converged to drive a market boom in recent years. House-price inflation and government policies to stimulate the housing market, like the Help to Buy Scheme, are two. High stamp duty costs, meanwhile, have sparked an ‘improve, not move’ trend.

An extension, conservatory or new kitchen can boost a property’s value well beyond the financial outlay. 

Maintenance and repair services are more recession-resilient – some jobs simply must be done. And some sectors, like electrical services, often generate commercial as well as residential business.

Is a building services franchise for me?

Anyone who’s tried to hire a builder in recent years might recognise how demand seems to outstrip supply. Many self-employed tradespeople struggle to handle the volume of calls from prospective customers, often answering them while out on jobs.

But franchisees have a team of support staff dedicated to fielding calls from prospective and current customers.

You needn’t be a tradesperson yourself; indeed, a background in sales, marketing or senior management could give you a distinct advantage over the self-employed tradesperson.

Dyno, for instance, recruits franchisees with a commercial track record” from many “market sectors.” Mr Electric says many " franchisees already work in electrical contracting or associated trades”, but many others “have no previous experience – you don't need to be a technical expert or a qualified electrician.”

With an effective formula for exploiting significant demand, it’s no wonder established franchisees at one brand generate more than £2m in turnover. At another, a £40,000 profit is possible in just the first year.

The structure of building services franchises

Paying hundreds or thousands of pounds, customers are naturally anxious to avoid cowboy operators that might damage their home and most valuable asset.

Buy a franchise and you immediately acquire a trusted brand, strong online presence and, hopefully, high scores on customer feedback websites like Trustpilot and Checkatrade (which are also an easy way to research a franchise before you commit).

Building services can be expensive. Benefiting from economies of scale and a fine-tuned business model, franchises can offer very competitive prices. For instance, one franchise performs loft conversions from as little as £300.

Some are innovative in driving down prices – kitchen facelifts offered as a cheaper alternative to a conventional ‘rip and replace’ jobs, for example.

The franchise should also possess, or help you obtain, all relevant insurance and trade qualifications/accreditations.

Building service franchises obviously tend to be van-based. This makes them highly scalable, since adding further vans as you grow is cheaper than buying additional retail or office space.

Building service franchises typically offer benefits like:

  • A well-known brand with tried, tested, fine-tuned business model
  • Your own exclusive territory with leads generated and nurtured by head office
  • Extensive initial training in the trade, as well as accounts, invoicing, ordering materials, lead management etc
  • Ongoing training and support for you and your staff
  • National marketing campaigns, plus collateral and tools to run your own
  • Search-engine optimised website
  • CRM (customer relationship management) software to help you track invoices and project-manage jobs
  • Detailed operations manual
  • Tools and equipment at competitive prices
  • Branded clothing and liveried van
  • Industry accreditations

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