Covid 19 and the precautions I take whilst in your home

According to government guidelines, tradespeople can continue to provide services at and within people’s homes, provided that they;

  • Have no symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.

  • Do not enter households that are isolating.

  • Do not enter the households of individuals being shielded, other than to remedy a direct risk to the safety of the household, such as emergency plumbing or repairs.

In addition to the above I realise the advantage of having windows open where practicable, wearing relevant PPE and social distancing.

I work alone and in my workshop as much as possible, minimising the amount of time I need to spend in your home.

I have had both the Covid jabs and the booster and take bi-weekly lateral flow tests.

Although I usually welcome a cup of tea from a customer I will be, with respect refusing any drinks for the foreseeable future.  

The knock on affects of Covid 19 have caused problems to the supply chain within the construction industry. Some imported materials are difficult or impossible to source and UK manufactured materials can be difficult to source due to issues within the transport industry.

Over the past year I have seen increases in material costs, MDF for instance increased by 40% last August.

I do pride myself in providing a quotation as opposed to an estimate as much as possible but if there is a significant price rise in any project, I will meet the client and discuss progressing before any materials are ordered.