COVID-19 Lockdown 2.0 – Willing & “Abel” To Continue Trading

It’s business as usual here at Abelglass, but since Saturday’s announcement by the Prime Minister on October 31st, 2020, we have taken the opportunity to re-evaluate all our COVID-secure business practices.

Being a mutually-supportive family-run business, our trading status could have been very different had we not have placed such a strong emphasis on those safe working practices we quickly established from the outset in late February.

 Safety Is A Priority

We will make no exceptions when it comes to ensuring our Abelglass family and all our customers stay safe and remain confident in our ability to ensure those working practices remain at the heart of everything we do.

It is clear from the latest Government advice and, more specifically, the guidance issued from our Industry Association (Glass & Glazing Federation) we can continue to work in people’s homes so long as we follow our already embedded, well-rehearsed COVID-secure working practices and maintain social distancing from the homeowner.

 We Are Still Working

In other words – we will continue to honour all orders placed and will take on new instructions for works to be completed while keeping a close eye on any government announcements. 

Opening times – Monday to Thursday 08:00 – 17:00, Friday 08:00 – 16:00

While we remain closed on Saturday’s & Sunday’s, we have resumed our usual opening times Monday to Friday. Our answering service will be available at all other times.

COVID-secure workplace

Our premises on Blackpool Old Road is fully operational in all areas of production and all staff are following social distancing guidelines while maintaining an enhanced cleaning schedule.

Business As Usual

You’ll never know if any of our office-based staff are self-isolating at home – with a fully cloud-based IT system & VOIP telephone system in place – we are striving to maintain the very best service for you.

As the country enters this second wave of the COVID-19 crisis, despite exceptional order levels, tackling supply chain issues that we are all experiencing in the industry, and these new lockdown measures, it is business as usual here at Abelglass.

 Thank You

Thank you all for your patience and understanding during this crisis. We remain indebted to our dedicated staff who have worked tirelessly and selflessly since they all returned from furlough in June and are ready to help you with whatever you need – please just give us a call on 01253 893355.

Stay safe,

The Abelglass Team

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Working Practices to keep everyone safe

The safety and well-being of our staff and customers has always been our priority, and so we, like everyone have had to adapt in response to COVID-19. We have made changes to the way we work throughout our business and all our staff have embraced new working practices, to keep themselves and others safe.

Staying Covid-19 Secure in 2020

Professional Risk Assessments have been completed and daily checks introduced to ensure compliance with Government instructions for ‘Working Safely during Covid-19’.

But, while we all get used to this new norm, we’ve introduced just a few little changes to our usual working practices.

We’ve also had to restrict the number of people in the reception / showroom area at any one time – to just ONE.

Where possible, try to plan your visit in advance to avoid long wait times.

Our Factories & Offices

Social Distancing and Enhanced Hygiene regimes are now the standard in all our work environments. The arrivals and departures of staff are now staggered to avoid bottlenecks. Desks have been spaced out, with Home Working adopted to reduce the number of people in the building. Hand sanitiser stations are accessible everywhere and all touchpoints get disinfected regularly.

Glass Safety Screens

Here at Abelglass, we have installed our own glass safety screens within our showroom till point area and throughout our factory. Made from 6mm clear toughened glass with polished edges and radius corners our screens are both stylish and very durable.  As you can see in the picture above we have also included an internal cut-out area for our till point so that transactions can take place.

Available For Businesses To Buy

Our glass safety screens are now available to buy directly from our factory. They are available in the following standard sizes:

800 x 800mm – £135 + vat

1000 x 1000mm – £160 + vat

We can produce glass safety screens in any size you require, simply get in touch with our friendly team who will provide you with a quote for your requirements. You can find out more about our safety screens here.

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Surveying & Fitting in the Home

We are delighted to have been able to re-introduce Home Visits, with new working practices in place to keep everyone safe. We are always happy to discuss projects by phone or video call, but more than three decades of experience tell us that the best design service includes a visit to your home.

You will find careful social distancing throughout each visit – there really is no need to get closer than two metres to complete any part of the call.

You can expect a friendly wave instead of a handshake, we won’t expect offers of tea, coffee and biscuits. Our surveyors & installations team members will be self-sufficient with their own refreshments and personal care kits, including their own liquid hand soap, sanitiser, freshly laundered hand-towels, disposable gloves, boot covers and cotton snoods / face coverings (for when absolutely necessary).

You will be able to discuss exactly how you would like your visit to be conducted, with our surveyors in advance on the phone. For example, you may prefer that he or she wears a mask in your home or that face-to-face discussions take place in the garden.

Health Screening

Each morning, upon arrival, all staff will have a temperature check using a digital, contactless thermometer. They have each received a clear instruction not to visit clients or attend work if they become ill or have any Coronavirus symptoms. If they or any member of their household have (within a 14-day reference period) or are suspected of having Covid-19, they are required to stay at home, get tested using the ‘test & trace’ initiative and follow medical and government instructions on self-isolating.

We would obviously ask you to do the same and not to go ahead with a survey or installation if you or any member of your household has or is suspected of having the virus.

Working Together

With a little extra time and care we can all stay safe while achieving something truly special in your home – something for you to enjoy for many years to come.

Splashbacks and Glass Panels

Custom glass in a large range of colours and finishes.

Made to Measure Mirrors

Give a more spacious perspective to your living space.

Glass Staircases and Balconies

Create a statement piece for your home.

Shower Enclosures and Screens

Enclosures, shower screens, doors and wet rooms.

Glass Tabletops and Shelves

Glass for dining tables or stylish floating shelves.

Achieve wonderful things

Whether it’s coloured glass or a printed glass design that brings a brighter vibe to your kitchen. Or a stunning balcony that showcases your property we can make it happen.

We create beautiful glass design which can be used in every room. From a custom made shower screen to give more natural light to your bathroom, to a statement mirror in your hallway. We use the latest technology to create exquisite installations which open up living spaces and reception rooms.