A UK SME has developed a business from the manufacture and sale of foundation base solutions for all sizes of timber buildings in UK. The company cost very little to set up, has experienced rapid growth and promises excellent return on investment. The company is looking for franchise partners in order to replicate the business model in new territories where there is a market for timber buildings.
Timber buildings require the ground to be prepared in order to provide a stable platform. This keeps the timber away from the damp ground, provides ventilation and prevents the building from rotting. There are a number of ways of achieving this goal and this company has developed a system of support bases that are cost effective, adjustable for levelling and easy to install. The supports are load rated and designed to last the lifetime of the building. The company has recognised the success of their business model and they are willing to work with franchise partners in new markets in order to provide a packaged business model and the guidance necessary. The business model would suit an individual or micro-SME who understands the importance of providing excellent customer service, being reactive to a competitive market and is able to apply the internet based philosophy of selling products in the modern world.
Innovations and advantages
- Well developed products that are simple to manufacture - Unique products with registered designs that are certified and tested - Rapid growth potential - Replicable business model in any market where timber buildings are sold - Small business storage premises required - Only 1 - 1.5 full time equivalents required to run the business - Flexible working hours - Can be up and running in as little as 3 months - Benefit from over 30 years expertise of running businesses
Market application codes
09007001 Construction companies
09007002 Manufacture of construction materials, components and systems
Area of partner's activity
Type of partner sought - entrepreneurs, SMEs Area of activity - No specific sector skills required but connections with manufacturers of timber buildings would be beneficial. Must have small lockup / warehouse unit. Must be able to lift heavy items when preparing orders. Tasks to be performed - Discussion with UK entrepreneur in order to assess suitability to enter into franchise arrangement.