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Business For Sale : Slate, Tile and Flat Roofing Specialist Contractors
Location : Chelmsford Essex, Chelmsford, UK
Asking Price: "£250,000"

Contact: Turner Butler

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Asking price includes

Turnover circa £513,000 per annum
Gross Profit circa £138,000
Net Profit circa £66,000

Five commercial vehicles, plant and materials valued at circa £30,000.
Well established
Excellent reputation
Training and handover

Business profile

Established in 1989, this highly respected Roofing Contractors is available to the market for the very first time. This business has built up a superb reputation for the high standard of its work and the efficient methods that it employs in order to deliver its service.

The business specialises in new builds, flat roofing and lead work and also carries out a broad range of additional roofing services for clients.

The business has won contracts for many high profile projects, which include Airport work, public houses plus a number of projects for celebrities.

The owner ensures that all staff representing the business are experienced and reliable to ensure the reputation of the company. Time keeping, attitude and dress code of the employees all contribute to the overall impression to clients that the company is a top class firm that will not let them down.

The quality of work ultimately delivers customer satisfaction and by using the best possible materials i:e: Spanish Slate and SBS Felts, the business achieves high levels of approval from its clients, which in turn results in high numbers of referrals.

The business features on a specialist website that ensures that vulnerable and elderly members of the public are connected to reputable businesses. This cycle of satisfied clients followed by new business from referrals is the mark of any strong business and it is from this position of strength that new owners would inherit a highly successful operation.

Customer Service

This business does not take its clients for granted. Unlike less established competitors, customers are treated with respect. All contractors need to arrive on site on time, they are expected to be properly attired and there is a ‘no radios’ rule. These factors added of course to high quality standards of work and the determination of the business to complete all work within agreed time frames result in high levels of customer satisfaction.

Key Strengths

This long established business has a large and stable client database. The business is able to undertake a broad variety of work. The company can access, diagnose and fully survey projects with a view to identifying problems or defects that may exist. The company operates a rapid response service to emergency call outs and correcting below par work from other contractors is a regular occurrence.

Whether it is new builds, flat roofing, orangery’s or lead work, this business has a strong enough track record to boast of being the best roofing contractor in the area.

Growth and Expansion

Currently the business does turn away significant levels of business. Most projects are for private individuals, councils or large developers. Many opportunities to work with smaller developers are currently overlooked.

The business currently works within a relatively small area, with 90% of projects within a 20 mile radius. There are many opportunities that could be added to the current levels of work, if more contractors were added to the team.


This sale does not include any property.


The business has a core of seven contractors. At the busiest times, an additional seven contractors are also used.

Financial profile

The business is being offered for sale on a going concern basis, all financial discussions will take place directly between the vendor and all interested parties under the auspices of Turner Butler.

The business benefits from positive cash flow, turnover is circa £513, 000, gross profit is circa £138,000.

Support and Training

Any necessary training and a comprehensive handover are included in this sale, to ensure continuity of trading.

Reason for Sale

The owner is looking to change his lifestyle, he has property in France and plans to spend more of the year enjoying the French countryside.


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