A Franchise Opportunity in a Growth Market
With Australian homeowners becoming more conscious of energy-efficient approaches to combatting the effects of Australia’s extreme climates, the advantages of double glazed windows are providing consumers with value in the marketplace and opportunities now exist for entrepreneurs to tap into this progressive market.
Windows are traditionally the weakest energy-efficient link in residential buildings with Thermawood is at the forefront of the Australasian double glazing industry. Its patented system allows for the double glazing of wooden windows, while still retaining the original character of the window and home standard glazed windows contributing to 87% of summer heat gain in a typically insulated home in Australia.
Double glazed windows have long been a key solution for thermal and energy efficiency across Europe and the US, with single glazed windows becoming an object of the past. Closer to home, New Zealand has recently introduced double glazing for residential windows into the NZ Building Code.
The economic benefits of improved energy performance are inspiring action amongst Australian homeowners who are actively working to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Realestate.com.au recently released survey results affirming that 79% of Australian homeowners are actively trying to conserve as much energy as possible to reduce overall household costs.
Luke Menzel, CEO of the Energy Efficiency Council, believes the ongoing debate on how Australians generate energy is important. “We will miss a huge opportunity if we don’t pursue opportunities for smarter energy use,” Mr Menzel says.
Are There Fresh Opportunities Available In The Energy Efficient Sector?
Substantial opportunities exist for burgeoning business owners to launch into the advancing double glazing market in Australia and provide solutions for low emissivity windows. Thermawood ® Limited Partnership, a New Zealand owned and based company, has developed the innovative Thermawood® double glazing and draft sealing system for timber windows. The world-class system is widely used in New Zealand and franchise marketing territory opportunities are now available in locations throughout Australia.
Thermawood is at the forefront of the Australasian double glazing industry. Its patented system allows for the double glazing of wooden windows, while still retaining the original character of the window and home.
Thermawood® Director, Graeme Clarke says the internationally patented drainage system, draft sealing and processes are unique to Thermawood®. “Longevity is a key aspect as the Thermawood system offers peace of mind to the customer that their double glazing will last a long time,” Mr Clarke says.
Mr. Clarke says the company has spent the last 18 months developing the system to consider all factors that are different between New Zealand and Australia and have developed new products for the Australian market. “We have a network of installers nationwide in New Zealand, have completed the franchise model for Australia and currently have franchises running successfully in Victoria,” Mr Clarke says.
Helping Australians To Improve The Value Of Their Homes And Keep Energy Costs Down
With the scales continuing to tip in the direction of demand for and improved supply of upgraded home energy products, property experts agree the installation of double glazed windows and doors increase the value of a property. REA Group’s Executive Manager, Johnny Cussen, believes the energy efficiency of a
property is playing a large part in the decision making of property buyers, including what they are prepared to pay. “It increases the confidence of the buyer and with more confident buyers, it is an assumption that we would expect property prices to increase for energy efficient homes,” Mr Cussen says.
Designing and building energy efficient residential buildings is a priority for Australian developers and there has been a recent push for industry standards, building codes and government policies to focus on energy and thermal efficiency. BRANZ sustainability scientist, John Burgess, says windows are the single most important source of heat loss from an insulated building. “Double glazing is the most cost effective solution to reduce heat loss through windows,” Mr Burgess says.
An Innovative Design Benefiting All Australians
In addition to cutting energy costs, Thermawood® double glazing systems also provide noise insulation, improved security and an aesthetically pleasing solution to maintain the character of the home.
There has been a misconception in Australia that double glazing is only for cold climates, but Thermawood® is also for use in warm climates to reduce heat gain and UV damage. The dual advantage of the Thermawood® system solidifies the opportunity available in the untapped double glazing industry in Australia as the system has benefits for homeowners in all climate extremities.
First-Class Training And Ongoing Support
Working directly with the Thermawood® Company Directors, franchisees will benefit from a comprehensive induction incorporating first-class system training including installation techniques and successful target marketing tactics in addition to ongoing product and business support.
CEO Graeme Clarke says he is proud of the systems the company has implemented and of the successful franchises that are currently operating. “I have pride in seeing people succeed, especially when I have had a hand in that process,” Mr Clarke says.
The Thermawood® franchise opportunities will provide complete business independence, flexibility and scope for future development whilst complementing the franchisee’s background in trade experience, communication, management, customer service and business operations.
How Can I Tap Into This Progressive Industry?
Thermawood® is seeking innovative and passionate colleagues who are experienced in consultative selling and possess the ability to build and maintain strong customer and business relationships.
If you have been looking for a lucrative opportunity in an advancing, relevant industry and are interested in receiving further information on how you can become a Thermawood® franchisee, please contact us on +613 8658 2292 or click here and complete Franchise Enquiry Form.