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Dream Doors Case Study
Dream Doors franchisees supply our renowned bespoke kitchen and bedroom door replacement service, operating within the high demand 'home improvement' sector. With 80 showrooms already open, find out if your area is still available here.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established18 years
  • Current UK Coverage63%
  • Franchisee Support Staff19
  • Personal Investment Req.£30,000 approx
  • Total Startup Cost£80,000
  • Shop-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee employs staffYes
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BROTHERS-in-law have surpassed their income targets in their first 18 months

BROTHERS-in-law Samiul Islam and Abdul Muktadir have surpassed their income targets in their first 18 months of running a Dream Doors franchise.

In fact, as franchisees of the UK’s #1 kitchen makeover company, the pair have brought in over £123,000 in sales in the last two months alone at their Dartford showroom. Husband and father-of-two Samiul, 37, said: “We’ve been mega busy, that’s the only way to describe it. We’ve had a lot of leads and a lot of sales – it’s just a case of managing it all.”

Dream Doors FranchiseAbdul, 33, who used to work as a business development manager for an online travel company, helped Samiul install his kitchen around two years ago. Samiul said he was so impressed by Abdul’s work that when the opportunity to run a kitchen makeover showroom arose, he knew they could make a go of it together.

Samiul, who used to work in pharmaceutical sales, said: “We have similar ideas and a similar mentality, and we work really well together. After seeing his work, I knew he was skilled. I had been thinking about starting my own business, but I didn’t know what to get involved in.”

While attending a franchise recruitment fair, Samiul met Dream Doors’ founder and chairman Troy Tappenden and was struck by Dream Doors’ business model. He said: “What inspired me about Dream Doors is that they provide a lot of support and guidance. But just looking at the stats, the numbers added up. It’s a brilliant concept to reface kitchens rather than replace them - I could see the value in that. 

I could also see that there are lots of showrooms all over the country.”  Samiul added: “I did look into other companies but when I met Troy, I liked the way he carried himself. I thought: ‘That’s the company for me. I wanted the independence of working for myself and I wanted a challenge. But it’s also the case that I’ve got a young family and I wanted that support to make a go of it.

Everything Dream Doors was doing fitted very well with my ideas of what I wanted to do. Joining Dream Doors has worked out far better than I expected it to. We’ve met and already exceeded our targets by almost 50 per cent.”

Dream Doors is looking for more talented franchisees like Samiul and Abdul who are ready to generate huge profits by representing an industry-leading brand.

Come and meet the Dream Doors recruitment team at The British and International Franchise Exhibition on February 1st and 2nd at Olympia London.

The recruitment team will also be at The National Franchise Exhibition on February 15th and 16th at the NEC in Birmingham. There are just 19 new franchise territories available nationwide, particularly in the North East, North West, Yorkshire and Scotland.

Find out more about the Dream Doors Franchise and running your own Kitchen Restoration Business. Click below now!

EX-BUTCHER Kevin Groves gave his old job the chop so he could take on a Dream Doors franchiseEX-BUTCHER Kevin Groves gave his old job the chop so he could take on a Dream Doors franchise

After training to be a butcher in his youth, Kevin later became a health and safety officer for a multi-national corporation, inspecting factories around the world. But, by his own admission, a love of international travel can ‘wear off’

Poole franchisees, Clive and Angela Coldwell have brought in over 100,000 every month since January.Poole franchisees, Clive and Angela Coldwell have brought in over 100,000 every month since January.

IN JUST ten months Clive and Angela Coldwell have generated well over £1million, they attribute their success to the power of the Dream Doors brand.

Husband and Wife Join Dream Doors to Enhance their BusinessHusband and Wife Join Dream Doors to Enhance their Business

Mark and Janet Warr approached Dream Doors to seek the opportunity and method they needed to grow their business.

New Dream Doors Showroom Opens in SolihullNew Dream Doors Showroom Opens in Solihull

Graham Phipps joined Dreams Doors as he wanted to change his career and has now opened a new showroom in Solihull .

Richard Marshall Runs Dream Doors Wakefield with Jamie-Louise BrewerRichard Marshall Runs Dream Doors Wakefield with Jamie-Louise Brewer

Dream Doors franchisees Richard Marshall and Jamie-Louise Brewer generated over £94,000 in their first month of trade.

David and Kate Howle Join Dream DoorsDavid and Kate Howle Join Dream Doors

Joining Dream Doors has been a 'whirlwind' for David and Kate Howle of Worcester.

Craig Allen Chose Franchising to Find Freedom, Profit and SecurityCraig Allen Chose Franchising to Find Freedom, Profit and Security

Craig Allen was a disgruntled employee that chose franchising to find freedom, profit and security with Dream Doors.

Half-a-Million-Pound Businesses- With No Prior Experience!Half-a-Million-Pound Businesses- With No Prior Experience!

How people with no prior experience are building half-a-million-pound businesses with Dream Doors.

Dream Doors Franchisees Reap the Rewards of Self-EmploymentDream Doors Franchisees Reap the Rewards of Self-Employment

Mark and Rachael say that they have never felt more at home whilst working as Dream Doors Franchisees.

Ex-O2 Director shares his experiences as a new Dream Doors franchiseeEx-O2 Director shares his experiences as a new Dream Doors franchisee

Lavine decided to open his own Dream Doors franchise and tells us what first attracted him to the proposition.

Design teacher quits profession to take on kitchen makeover franchiseDesign teacher quits profession to take on kitchen makeover franchise

Matt Jones, the new owner of Dream Doors Truro, worked as a design technology teacher for 12 years before taking on a franchise.

Introducing Barry Payne from Dream Doors in BristolIntroducing Barry Payne from Dream Doors in Bristol

Dream Doors tells us how Barry Payne recovered from a career ending fall to turn around an ailing Dream Doors business.

What Our Franchisees Say

If you want to work for yourself and have more flexibility, I would recommend a Dream Doors franchise. Also it’s good to know that you can run your own business, but still have the back up of a national company.Matt Jones


The training and support has been fantastic and has really reinforced the fact that we made the right decision. The initial training was really helpful and there have been plenty of visits from the Franchise Support Manager to keep us on the right path.Helen Mahon


Everything about the franchise works as it is written in the manual and, in your early days, this is important while you learn the business.Paul Reeder


Why Choose Us

By replacing the doors, and usually the work-surfaces and sink, a kitchen can be transformed in 2 days

nThe kitchen industry is booming and, as an alternative to standard kitchen compaies, Dream Doors offer our customers a solution that saves time, money and hassle

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