Use of the Framepoint app from Tommy Trinder continues to surge, with the firm reporting that the value of work quoted by installers on the platform topped more than £100 million for the first time in the month of March.
“The numbers are nuts,” said founder and CEO Chris Brunsdon. “In two years, we’ve seen the values quoted by installers on Framepoint go from £10 million a month to over £100 million a month. To be honest it’s hard to get your head around!”
The number of installation firms using Framepoint continues to grow too with fifty more installation companies signing up to use the service so far this year.
But it’s not just new business that is fuelling growth, explained Chris: “Timber products have been added to Framepoint in the last quarter. Having the full suite of materials – timber, aluminium, steel and PVC-U – available to touch, show and sell has certainly boosted the numbers.
“We’re also seeing a rising incidence of installers combining multiple materials in one quote – a timber front door, an aluminium bi-fold and some PVCu sashes on the same job is not uncommon, for example.”
Rising average quote values are also a feature with the average quote to homeowners reaching a new record high of £7,700 in March – 40% higher than March 2021.
“Framepoint subscribers have always been able get more on every job because it’s easy to show off premium features such as foils, dual colours, dummy vents, mechanical joints, flush casements, surface mounted bars and premium ironmongery in a very visual way. But the ongoing rise in average quote values also points to inevitable price rises filtering through.”
Tommy Trinder also reported that more than 16,300 homeowners have received a quote generated by Framepoint in the last three months.
Notably, 60% of quotes were accompanied by a visualisation. “The makeover tool, where installers provide a mockup to the homeowner of their new windows in situ, is definitely becoming a staple part of the quoting process,” said Chris.
“When you consider the ease with which consumers are able to model other significant purchases like cars or kitchens, it feels inevitable that offering the client a visual of windows and doors will become the norm. Customers love being able to ‘try before they buy.’”