Gardening franchise

Home and gardening franchise industry overview

Home is where the heart is

We are always looking to improve our homes and tidy up our gardens. In fact, in 2015, gardening was one of the most popular hobbies in the UK. Though we all want our homes to look as good as they can, we do not always have the time for home improvements.

This has led to what the Financial Times has labelled as a ‘Do It For Me’ culture, where consumers pay for odd-jobs and other household improvements. This development means that home and garden franchises are becoming a good option for those with the skills and determination to set up a business in this field.

Home and gardening franchise options:

1. Raft Furniture

RAFT Furniture franchiseRaft Furniture was established in 2010 and since then, it has been committed to producing quality furniture and craftsmanship at an affordable price. They also strive to create the best possible pieces by hand, challenging the modern techniques of furniture manufacturing.

The Raft Furniture franchise opportunity allows franchisees to work with a hands-on owner and with full support from an experienced management team. Raft Furniture is also very team-orientated, with loyalty being at the forefront of the business.

Click here to find out more about owning a Raft Furniture franchise.

2. franchiseWith over 10 years’ experience providing services to both commercial and residential properties, ranging from roofing to plumbing and heating, Aspect is passionate about delivering solutions for various trades with great customer service.

Aspect is keen to share its wealth of knowledge with its franchisees and strives to help them grow their business. Franchisees that work with Aspect are expected to be self-motivated and driven, with a passion for success.

Click here to find out more about owning a franchise.

3. EnviroVent

EnviroVent franchiseEnviroVent is the UK’s leading manufacturer of energy efficient ventilation systems and products. The company now has 37 franchises across the UK and has assisted with mould and condensation issues, with the quality stretching all the way to their customer service.

The EnviroVent franchise started in 2009 and already has around 37 franchises across the UK. A detailed training programme will take place over five days learning the processes of ventilation, and another five days in the franchisees local patch. A van is also available along with the necessary equipment.

Click here to find out more about owning a EnviroVent franchise.

What are the benefits buying a home or gardening franchise?

Like with many franchise opportunities, the franchisee will have the chance to work with a highly respected and experienced company within the home and garden industry. Franchisees can also have greater control over their business in an area that they are passionate about.

Even though the industry might be shifting somewhat, there will always be a need for home improvements and gardening services. With the support of the company owner, you can take advantage of this need.

What skills do I need?

Most of the time, home and garden franchises work very closely with individuals. Good people and management skills, like with most franchises, will always be recommended as well as good customer service.

Many franchise owners will help with training and the development of the skills used during a project, but one of the most fundamental skills that franchisees in this area need is reliability. You should always turn up on time and complete deadlines to the best of your ability.

Does the future look bright?

Despite the negative headlines, the home and garden industry appears to be recovering from the recent recession. It is forecasted that the industry will reach around £8billion by 2017, with painting and gardening materials also expected to perform well.

What is the next step?

To find out more about owning a franchise within the home and garden industry, visit the franchise opportunities on our website. Alternatively, you can contact us directly for more information.

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Sandy Purewal

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