Are you ready for the home improvement boom?
One of the unexpected consequences of the Covid-19 outbreak has been a boom in UK home renovations. With millions of people stuck indoors, and many businesses hinting at a long-term shift to homeworking, we are more conscious than ever of the state of our homes. Many have taken the unexpected free time provided by the furlough scheme to begin their own renovations, while many more are planning to have work done as the lockdown begins to ease. So many of us are renovating our homes that, last month, Dulux was forced to limit paint purchases to prevent its shelves being emptied by keen DIYers.
With the renovation boom well underway, now is the perfect time to invest in a home improvement franchise. Opting for a franchise allows you to take advantage of the increased demand for renovations without the risk of starting your own business during these uncertain times. Here are three great companies on the hunt for franchisees.
1. Refresh Renovations
While a lot of building companies view renovations as a temporary measure to keep a property ticking over between major building jobs, Refresh Renovations home renovations franchise takes a different approach.
Refresh is the UK’s first national design-and-build home renovation franchise. This means that it is focused purely on renovations and, as such, can offer customers a level of care and professionalism that is often absent with a general building contractor. Refresh Renovations has already built up a strong reputation for delivering quality service across all its renovation projects, and now they are looking for franchisees to get involved.
You don’t need building experience to become a Refresh Renovations franchisee. Your job will be to help grow the business. Refresh has a unique franchise set up, designed to give franchisees the chance to build their management skills and maximise their leadership potential. For a relatively low initial investment, you’ll receive full initial training and ongoing support, including regular marketing tips in the form of newsletters, magazine articles, and the annual Renovate handbook. Refresh Renovations has a bright future ahead, so don’t miss your chance to be part of it.
2. Damp Detectives
Damp is a huge problem for thousands of UK households. Research shows that around 3% of UK homes have persistent problems with damp and, during the lockdown, these issues will have become more apparent to many residents.
Started in 2009 by Robert Horne, Damp Detectives franchise is one of the UK’s leading damp surveyors. Offering its services to landlords and housing associations, as well as surveying individual properties, Damp Detectives now has ten successful franchises around the country. The company is looking to expand even further, and this is where you come in.
Franchisees will be given their own exclusive territory in which to operate under the trusted Damp Detectives brand name. You will receive full training and ongoing support from head office, as well as a starter pack with stationery, promotional literature, and even your own uniforms. You will also provided with a full set of damp detection instruments, allowing you to carry out surveys that follow the company’s proven damp detection formula.
With an expected annual turnover of between £48,000 and £100,000 and an 80% profit margin, this is an opportunity that you can’t afford to miss.
3. Just Shutters Franchise
One of the advantages of investing in a franchise is that it allows you to trade under a respected name with a ready made customer base. Just Shutters is a great example of this. The company has spent the last 15 years growing itself into the UK’s number one provider of Plantation Shutters, and now it is looking for franchisees to help it expand into new territories.
Just Shutters has a proven track record of franchise success and, for a relatively low investment, you will gain access to all of its expertise. You’ll be given your own territory and the help of an experienced Business Support Team to get you up and running. You’ll be trained in all aspects of the business, so no previous experience with shutters is required.
Just shutters is looking for people who have the dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit to build a successful long-term business. If you think you fit the bill, a Just Shutters franchise is a golden opportunity to become part of a well-established company with huge potential for growth.
Don’t miss out
Home renovation looks set to be one of the big growth industries in 2020 and beyond. There are many more home improvement franchises on offer, so why not take a look at the full list of home improvement franchises and see if anything catches your eye? If you have any questions about a particular franchise, or about franchising in general, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re always happy to help.