Framepoint app sees monthly quotes top £100m

IT business Tommy Trinder has revealed that the monthly value of work quoted via its Framepoint app smashed through the £100m mark for the first time, in 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 £10m a month to more than £100m a month.”

In addition, more installation firms are using Framepoint, with 50 joining so far this year. But it’s not just new business fuelling growth, as Chris explained: “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 PVC-U sashes on the same job is not uncommon, for example,” he said.

Average quote values are also rising, reaching a record high of £7,700 in March. This is 40% higher than in 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,” Chris added. “But the ongoing rise in average quote values also points to inevitable price rises filtering through.”

Tommy Trinder reports that more than 16,300 homeowners have received a quote generated by Framepoint in the last three months. 60% are accompanied by a visualisation.

“The makeover tool, where installers provide a mock up 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.”