AG Policies during the Coronavirus epidemic (updated Tuesday 24 March 9.00 am)
We are very conscious that Spring is normally a great time for home renovations. Not so in 2020! Many families with plans for a new kitchen are going to find that it takes much longer than usual to bring those plans to full realization due to the Coronavirus / Covid-19. Even so, we want to be as helpful as possible, especially for those in our area who are looking for high quality, solid stone, granite and quartz worktops. This post and the image on our front page will be updated as things change. We hope that we will still be able to work with you on your kitchen, even if the whole job does become delayed.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night regarding stringent social distancing, we are very sad to say that we will be closed until further notice.
Although the construction sector may be deemed essential, especially where homes are without a working kitchen, the constraints and risks for our own staff and concerns for neighbours on the farm have led to this decision.
Although our office and workshop are now closed and most staff have been furloughed, we do have some people working from home. We can still receive emails, online chat and phone enquiries. Please bear with us, though, if responses take longer than usual. We intend to go on preparing quotations for your kitchen worktops and other solid stone needs – quotations which can and will be fulfilled as orders once this is all over.
Please use any of our email, phone, or online chat facilities to contact us:
Phone: 01293 863992
Online Chat: Click on the floating, orange Live Chat tab on your browser. This facility will not always be available.
In common with the farmers at John Lory Farm and the whole community of businesses on the site, we know and feel that these are very hard days. Sending staff home tearful is not easy – and what is true in our little community is being repeated across the entire country, and in a very large part of the world. The scale and cost is unimaginable, to say nothing of the emotional and psychological toll.
However, our first priority is the protection of the vulnerable all around us. The more we can all do to reduced lines and networks of infection, the safer will be the elderly and many with various pre-existing conditions. There is probably not one person reading this who has no one in their life who falls into those categories. Let’s stand firm, hold our heads up, and do this for those we love and for countless others.
We look forward to continuing to serve our region once this is all over, as the South East’s #1 Granite and Quartz Worktop company. Until then, may you and yours be kept safe and well!
For current NHS advice on avoiding and dealing with infection by the virus, please see here.
For detailed information on the government’s action plans and their basis, please see, amongst other government sites, here.
Finally, if you are stuck at home in self-isolation, you can still take a look at our website and have a dream about those new granite worktops!
We are Affordable Granite, the leading granite and quartz worktop installer in Surrey, Sussex and across the South East. As we face this unprecedented health crisis in our country, we are committed to serving our community as well as we can, and seeking to preserve the health, safety and livelihoods of our own staff and of those around us. For questions, queries and quotes connected with any aspect of worktop installation or kitchen design, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01293 863992 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org/ .