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Creating space, creating profit! Access4Lofts is a franchise business that helps utilise wasted space by providing quick, easy and affordable loft access and storage solutions

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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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.

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 members of the Quality Franchise Association and by 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: with full training and ongoing support.
  • One big family: join a group of like-minded people who support each other and celebrate together!

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The Access4Loft franchise opportunity

Access4Lofts offers two business models – owner operator and management (multi-van) operation.


Proven to generate £120K+ sales with 40%+ net profit within the first year.

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


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

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The investment

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 of where this money is spent, rest assured it is far better value than starting up on your own as an independent!

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How we train and support you

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.

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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.
Access4Lofts News

Access4Lofts Doncaster celebrates a bumper first year!

September 15, 2023
With a full diary of jobs and quotes, franchisee Mark Jowett looks back on what he now considers to be the best decision he ever made: joining Access4Lofts!

Access4Lofts Added 3 New Franchisees in July 2021

October 19, 2021
Access4Lofts are overjoyed to announce that the three new franchisees that joined their network in July have just had a very successful first 3 months of trading.

Access4Lofts Announces New Franchisee Representative Role

October 19, 2021
Access4Lofts has experienced rapid growth in the past 12 months. With almost half of their territories sold and a network of 40 franchisees (as at October 2021), they have announced the formation of a ‘franchisee forum’ to their ever growing network.

Access4Lofts takes it to the next level with move to incredible new site

September 03, 2021
With recruitment and sales through the roof, Access4Lofts’ big move promises great things for their franchisees, their staff, and their customers.

One Third of Available Territories Sold

January 07, 2021
In less than 3 years Access4Lofts have sold one third of all available territories in the UK (There are still around 100 territories available).

A franchise where you walk out working from day one!

Access4Lofts Kevin and Aaron

Meet one our newest franchise teams, Kevin Horkan and his stepson, Aaron O’Sullivan, who recently opened their new Access4Lofts branch in Wimbledon.

Kevin and Aaron are a great pairing. Neither of them had any experience of loft work, but their skills and backgrounds complement each other perfectly. Aaron started out as a trainee accountant, but soon realised that sitting in an office all day just wasn’t for him, and moved into installing air-conditioners while he looked for a more practical career in the long-term. Kevin’s work history, on the other hand, couldn’t be more different. He was in the telecoms sector for more than 30 years, with the last 14 spent as senior accountant manager for a major UK firm.

When Kevin was made redundant back in 2021, his extensive experience managing multi-million pound accounts meant he had plenty of options for continuing his lucrative corporate career elsewhere. However, he decided it was time to forge his own path, and to take Aaron with him.

“I went to a few interviews, but I realised my instinct was that I didn’t want to do this anymore, and would rather be involved in something entirely different.” Kevin told us. “ What attracted me the most to Access4Lofts is that it is a lot more than just a ‘doing’ franchise, it’s a management franchise too. It’s setup to help you create a successful, long-term business.”

Which is exactly what the Access4Lofts franchise is all about, of course! By tapping into a business with a tried and tested model, and with proven systems in place, partners like Kevin and Aaron can give themselves a huge head start in building a business that will stand the test of time. By working together with us, they are not only breaking into a booming UK market, but also immediately benefiting from experience and expertise that would normally take years to gain.

“What made Access4Lofts stand out for me was their style, their organisation, and all the systems they have in place.” Kevin continues. “We spent several months researching it, as Aaron wasn’t originally convinced it was the right move, but we soon realised that this was something that could fulfil both our ambitions.”

While Kevin’s management background, and Aaron’s more hands-on experience, meant their combined skill set made them the perfect franchise owners, there was still a great deal for them to learn when it came to actually doing the job. Fortunately, we have spent a great deal of time and energy perfecting our training programme and even have our own specialist centre where new franchisees can train in mock-up lofts as well as classroom based sessions on management and operations.

“The training sessions were very well thought through, and covered absolutely everything in terms of what you need to become a successful franchisee. It catered for every possible background, so it didn’t make any difference that I had no previous experience of this kind of work. There are also so many videos and manuals for us to come back to later – we haven’t needed them just yet, but we know where to find them!”

Aside from teaching our franchisees everything they need to know to make a success of their new business, we also make sure their vans are loaded down with all the tools and supplies they need before they leave their training. And that’s just the beginning when it comes to ensuring our newest partners are set up for success. Even before training began, our marketing team was hard at work promoting the new business in Kevin and Aaron’s territory and lining up leads for them.

“That’s one of the most impressive things about the Access4Lofts franchise: you actually walk out already working! You’ve got all the tools to do the job. It’s not a case of just buying a name for your business, you’re buying a whole process and package that is ready to go. The only thing that’s not included is buying your van. Absolutely everything else is covered!”

Thanks to the marketing boost we give all our franchisees in their first few, critical months, Kevin and Aaron were equipped with 12 pre-qualified leads before they even opened. By the Friday of their first week, they were already doing their first paid job and have another 6 booked in for their first month, with another 3 already in the diary for the second.

Of course, Kevin and Aaron are not even scratching the surface of what is going to be possible with their new business, especially with a huge boom predicted in loft insulation work over the next year. They have big plans for the future with an ambition to expand their business to a multi-van operation covering several territories.

We can’t wait to see what they make of it!

If you want to find out more about how an Access4Lofts franchise can help you launch a new career, contact us today.

Access4Lofts Testimonials
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
Having looked closely at several other franchises I knew immediately the 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 absolutely no high pressure selling. The decision to invest in Access4Lofts was definitely the right one and I would highly recommend this franchise to others
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.
Access4Lofts Videos
Access4Lofts | Dale Lewis Interview

Access4Lofts | Dale Lewis Interview

An interview with Dale Lewis, one of Access4Lofts newest franchisees.
Access4Lofts | The 5 Reasons

Access4Lofts | The 5 Reasons

5 Reasons why buying a franchise is better than going it alone.
Cost and Return of an Access4Lofts Franchise

Cost and Return of an Access4Lofts Franchise

Steve Felmingham of The Franchising Centre discusses the costs and returns of an Access4Lofts Franchise.
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Available Locations:
Opportunities available in England, Wales and Scotland.
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Minimum Investment:
£10,000 + VAT
Financing Assistance
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