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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).

When working for someone else just doesn’t cut it anymore…

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Meet Mark Jowett, one of our most recent additions to the growing Access4Lofts franchise network.

Mark recently completed his training at HQ and opened his own Access4Lofts in Doncaster, and like many of our franchisees had no previous experience of loft installations.

After running his own business conducting property energy surveys for many years, Mark was forced to change careers when the market began to change. Realising he wasn’t getting the same satisfaction from it he used to, Mark very wisely decided to transfer his skills to a similar sector. He found a well-paid job working for a smart meter installation company, but he never forgot the joys of working for himself.

“It was a brilliant job, “ Mark explained, “but it was back working for someone else, and nor being my own boss. Eventually, I felt like I really needed to get out, but I didn’t want to be back where I was before completely on my own, which is when I started looking at franchising.”

Franchising with a business like Access4Lofts allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds when it comes to starting your own business: being in control of your working life, but still being able to rely on the experience and expertise of an established brand. However, Access4Lofts wasn’t the first franchise Mark looked at and it was some time before he settled on us as his final choice.

“I’d been looking for the right opportunity for the last 18 months to 2 years, “ Mark continued,” but none of them ticked the right boxes. With them, I felt like I would be just buying a job, but with Access4Lofts I was buying a business. On top of that is all the systems they have in place, and the support, and all of their existing franchisees seem to be doing really well. On my first video call with them, I could see a live feed of exactly what jobs people were getting and what they were worth.”

Here at Access4Lofts, our franchisee’s performance figures speak for themselves, and we are fully committed to doing everything we can to make their businesses a success. This includes a comprehensive 5 day training programme at our specialist centre in Plymouth where franchisees are taught everything they need to know to run their new business.

"I was really impressed with the training. They've got absolutely everything laid out for you, with videos and manuals to look at later when you need more help. When I left on the Friday, I already had 4 leads to follow up on for Monday morning!"

Of course, training is just the beginning of how we help our partners. We have a huge library of videos and operations manuals to help them deal effectively with every possible installation scenario, and can provide video call support for any particularly tricky setups. Together, our support and training means the Access4Lofts franchise opportunity is one that is open to anyone with the drive and ambition to succeed.

“During training, the team showed me the wall they have covered in portraits of their franchisees and took me through all the backgrounds. The number of walks of life on display there was crazy. Delivery drivers, policemen, business owners, finance directors, all have found a place with Access4Lofts.

<blockquote>“A few weeks before I started, I had a bit of a ‘wobble’ and almost didn’t go ahead with it. All the bad news about the cost of living crisis had me worried, but I’m glad I did! Within just two weeks of finishing my training, I have just completed my first paid job and have 4 more lined up over the next fortnight. I am expecting this to really take off over the next few months - especially the insulation side of the business.” - Mark Jowett – Access4Lofts - Doncaster</blockquote>

We’re really glad that Mark decided to join us, and we’re looking forward to working with him for many years to come!

If you’re ready to take the leap into self-employment and are looking for a business opportunity designed around your success, why not contact us to find out more?

Read our full profile HERE or complete the form BELOW to get in touch 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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