Franchise Opportunities in the UK

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IRT Surveys Franchisee Successes

IRT Surveys offers franchise opportunities in the UK, and we currently have very successful franchisees some of whom have had backgrounds in building construction, renewable energy, roofing and insulation. No formal qualifications are required but extensive training is provided. Some of our current franchisees are family men with all the obligations a family entails, so starting a business is not just for the single entrepreneur. Backed up by our thorough training and on-going support R&D and franchise updates, and of course all the directors’ dedication and hard work, they are today running very profitable businesses in the areas in which they live.

Here are a few of the success stories:
Stuart MacRostie

Stuart MacRostie – is IRT Surveys’ Newest Franchisee and Won over £120,000 in his first 4 months

Stuart MacRostie is the regional director of IRT Surveys based in the West country, a family man living in the Dartmoor National Park just outside of Tavistock, this is reasonably central for covering Stuart’s territory which stretches for the tip of Cornwall in the west to Bournemouth in the East.

A Big Move and a Career Change

Joining IRT Surveys early in 2014 after having spent many years in a building business in London,  moving to Devon was the catalyst for Stuart to seek new challenges. Stuart has always had a keen interest in energy saving and modern technologies, and this led Stuart directly to IRT. After much soul searching and discussions with his wife and friends Stuart decided to commit to an IRT Surveys franchise, and simply hasn’t looked back!

After the initial training in Dundee  Stuart returned full of enthusiasm to build his area and create a viable business. Although Stuart has only been trading for six months he has successfully secured over 120K of orders. Mainly through one large contract for a housing association but supplemented by building defect surveys for Schools and Councils.

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  • Stuart’s days involve
  • traveling all over his territory talking to existing clients
  • giving presentations
  • generating prospective leads
  • surveying

The presentations are to highlight the uses of our technology and allow prospective clients to understand the science and software behind the camera.

Stuart explains these basic principles but defers to the analysts in Dundee.

The Technology

With FLIR’s E-Series thermal imaging cameras, our team of franchisees can troubleshoot more effectively, create detailed reports and share the images with the Analysis Team in Dundee, via smartphones and tablets. We use these thermal imaging cameras because of the high resolution at 76,800 pixels (320 x 240) and accurate temperature measurements up to 650°C or 1,202°F with a high thermal sensitivity at <0.045°C  helping us detect subtler temperature differences and heat patterns efficiently detect moisture ingress. They feature “auto orientation” which is a necessity for a survey involving hard to reach areas.

FLIR Infrared CameraThe kit contains:

  • FLIR E60bx Thermal Imaging Camera
  • Hard Transport Case
  • Battery (2x)
  • Calibration Certificate
  • Camera Lens Cap
  • Downloads Brochure
  • FLIR Tools Software (Download from FLIR)
  • Hand strap
  • Memory Card
  • Power Supply Incl. Multi Plugs
  • Printed Getting Started Guide
  • Printed Important Information Guide
  • Service and Training Brochure
  • USB Cable
  • User Documentation CD-ROM
  • Video Cable
  • Warranty Extension Card

The Software

In addition to the hardware the proprietary software IRT Survey’s developed – Envision –  energy auditing software lets us analyse and quantify the captured thermal images, allowing us to detect regions of potential slumped/damaged or missing insulation and takes known, recognised, government standards such as SBEM and SAP and incorporates their criteria to help predict a buildings performance. We can then offer impartial advice, show the predicted savings. Click the link for the video on our Envision Energy Auditing Software.


This winter Stuart is undertaking a large survey which will involve many nights of surveying, and well into the night and is a testament to Stuart’s dedication to the job.  This contract has means that Stuart has been able to give someone the opportunity to train and work alongside him. Stuart is confident that as the workload continues to increase that he may be able to employ him on a longer term basis.


Murray Clark Photo

Murray Clark

Murray ‘s territory is The Thames Valley which consists of the corridor between the M4 and M40 from West London to Newbury and Banbury including Reading and Oxford.

Having previously worked as a salesman in IT, Murray a family man, wanted to run his own business.  Murray had considered a few other franchises but liked the mix of technology and sales that IRT Surveys offered.

In March of 2014 he joined the IRT Surveys’ team and underwent the training at HQ in Dundee.

Murray is building up his business at the moment, and with his strong focus on customer satisfaction, is very confident for the future.

Email : Areas Covered : Thames Valley / West London /  Newbury/  Banbury / Reading / Oxford



Euan Donaldson

Euan Donaldson

Euan previously worked in the specification sector for a construction products manufacturer, Euan was looking for a new challenge that also allowed him to be rewarded for his efforts. 2 years ago joined the IRT Surveys team taking on the East Coast of Scotland territory  Highlands and Islands, and Newcastle, so it isn’t uncommon for  Euan to have been in the city of Aberdeen, Fife, Edinburgh and Newcastle all in the same week. In the last 48 months working as a franchisee Euan has won over £450k worth of business.

Euan didn’t consider any other franchise opportunity.

all the staff at HQ are very helpful and the franchise meetings offer more opportunities for updates and training

Favourite Parts of the Job?

  • large scale projects ranging from £2k up to £20k
  • small property owners from £350 + vat upwards
  • Detected problems from leaking flat roofs to underfloor heating pipe leaks

So you think you recognise Euan? Well, you might well do, from a short documentary filmed for BBC’s Look North and STV’s too good to waste  Euan advised the TV series’ stars in an episode, on which areas in their homes they need to insulate.

Email :  Areas Covered : Highlands / Aberdeenshire / Grampian /Angus / Fife / Lothian / Borders/ Newcastle


Ray Langford

Ray Langford

Ray is the Managing Director of the Greater Manchester Regions and joined the IRT Surveys network almost 5 years ago. From year one Ray has sustained a steady growth in sales for clients such as BAE Systems, Local Authorities, several Universities and large building surveyors to include GVA Grimley, JLL, DTZ, Mott Mcdonald and CBRE.

Ray pride’s himself in adding a very personal service despite being part of the largest framework of Thermographic surveyors in the country. Ray’s ethos is everything is possible and if we currently do not have a solution and he will find a solution.

This attitude has tested his nerves on several occasions and that includes dangling up and down in a maintenance platform of a 32 storey building for 4 nights to acquire delaminating tile data.

That particular survey has led to the development of a UAV Drone to allow him to undertake surveys from unreachable vantage points and will soon have the required CAA Permissions to operate during the day and night.

So if you have a humble domestic house or a skyscraper with any type of building defect Ray’s positive we can provide you with a visual representation of your particular issues.

Email : Areas Covered : Greater Manchester / Warrington / Bolton


Building your Own Business with a Franchise with IRT Surveys

IRT Surveys training covers everything you need to know to make a very profitable business whatever your background, and as we mentioned, requires no formal qualifications, but the drive to sell and willingness to put the work in to get the most return from your territory is a requirement. Your success is our success! As a Franchise Owner you will responsible for driving business in your own region and using the infra red cameras to take the images from which we produce the reports. By separating the data capture function from the analysis process we are able to offer clients a faster service with dedicated staff — 100% focused on the task in hand.

This is a fantastic opportunity as a stand-alone business or as a great added value service to those businesses already working in the target sectors of IRT clients such as building construction, renewable energy, roofing and insulation companies to name only a few.

We currently have opportunities for franchisee in the below areas, so if you are looking for an opportunity to be your own boss and work in a fast growing technology area see our franchising video or find out more at our partners link and use the contact form.

Cheshire, Liverpool, Lancashire & Cumbria

Yorkshire & Humberside

Central and North Wales

East Midlands

East Anglia & Suffolk

Commercial or Domestic Property Owner?

If this has piqued your interest in what an Infrared survey could do for you, whether is it detect defects, highlight energy efficiency issues or a next level energy assessment to take steps to reduce your carbon footprint or meet government standards, you can contact our partner that covers your area above. Our approach is revolutionising energy assessment in the areas that matter most — cost, independence and speed.