My Coronavirus Lockdown Experience

My Coronavirus Lockdown Experience

Once lockdown was announced by the prime minister, it felt slightly surreal that we had to stay at home and going to work was no longer available. There was a feeling of uncertainty, how long would this last? How would companies survive? This is my Coronavirus lockdown experience.

Furloughed

Luckily the government had put the furlough process into place. This meant that although we had to stay at home, the government would pay 80% of our wages. Managing director, Steve Waller, acted extremely quickly to the announcement and ensured that we were on the furlough scheme immediately which protected the company and employees jobs. This was important because we wouldn’t be able to source materials or work on sites meaning no work for the company.

What I did to Keep Myself Entertained During Lockdown

It took a while to get my head around the whole situation. It was very strange seeing little to no cars or people outside going about their normal day to day business. Seeing others wearing face masks and gloves whilst doing the food shop was also something I never thought I would see. It was like something out of a film. I haven’t missed the fast food places that I thought I would which is a surprise. During the lockdown I managed to catch up with all of the T.V. series’ that I was currently watching as well as the films I wanted to see. Gaming was also something I could do a lot of with so much more time available than before.

Even though I couldn’t do much during the full lockdown, staying home to keep the NHS and everyone else safe was the top priority. It felt like a small sacrifice compared to what nurses and doctors were doing.

Back to Work

Eight weeks later and we are back to work whilst implementing the government’s COVID-19 guidelines to help keep clients and staff safe. Hopefully life will get back to normal soon!

Amber

 

For information on the building and glazing projects carried out by Waller Associates please click on the following link to our website https://www.wallerservices.com/

Commercial Building

Commercial building is a growth area for Waller Building. We work in the education and healthcare sectors. The retail sector is also an area of growth. This is due to many warehouse developments in the south east. We install toilet and kitchen areas.

Commercial Glazing

We also install commercial window and doors. For examples of our services, take a look at our commercial glazing case studies.

Waller Building

In the last 25 years, Waller Building has worked on many commercial projects. Our reputation is growing fast. The services provided range from refurbishment through to extensions and complete new builds. Additionally our glazing department repairs windows and glass. We also install uPVC and aluminium windows and doors. One of the major areas that we are continuing grow is window replacement in schools. Waller Associates is Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and safecontractor approved. We are also a Kent County Council approved contractor. We would also be happy to give you a price for any refurbishment works.

Contact Waller Building

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of glazing projects, please contact us. Call 01795 424435 or email mark@wallerservices.com

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Staying COVID-19 Secure 2020

Staying COVID-19 Secure 2020

As we get back to work after such unprecedented times, we all need to work in a safe manner. After being furloughed, staff across the country are returning to the workplace. At Waller Associates we are following the government’s Staying COVID-19 Secure 2020.

Five Steps to Safer Working Together

The government have outlined 5 steps of working together. Waller Associates ensured that the following were put into place before any staff member returned to work.

  • We have carried out a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and shared the results with the people who work here
  • We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance
  • We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home
  • We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace
  • Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk

All of our staff are asked that they wash their hands when they arrive at work. Each desk has a hand sanitizer station and a Perspex screen similar to the screens used at supermarket checkouts. Workstations are at least 2m apart and, if possible, staff are able to work from home.

With these steps we are helping to minamalise the risk of infection and stop the spread of coronavirus. We aim to protect our staff and clients during such times and look forward to a time when we can go back to some sort of normality.

You can find out more by clicking on the following government link https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/5-steps-to-working-safely

Stay safe!

 

For information on the building and glazing projects carried out by Waller Associates please click on the following link to our website https://www.wallerservices.com/

Commercial Building

Commercial building is a growth area for Waller Building. We work in the education and healthcare sectors. The retail sector is also an area of growth. This is due to many warehouse developments in the south east. We install toilet and kitchen areas.

Commercial Glazing

We also install commercial window and doors. For examples of our services, take a look at our commercial glazing case studies.

Waller Building

In the last 25 years, Waller Building has worked on many commercial projects. Our reputation is growing fast. The services provided range from refurbishment through to extensions and complete new builds. Additionally our glazing department repairs windows and glass. We also install uPVC and aluminium windows and doors. One of the major areas that we are continuing grow is window replacement in schools. Waller Associates is Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and safecontractor approved. We are also a Kent County Council approved contractor. We would also be happy to give you a price for any refurbishment works.

Contact Waller Building

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of glazing projects, please contact us. Call 01795 424435 or email mark@wallerservices.com

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To see what we are up to now, why not take a look at our Twitter page https://twitter.com/i/notifications

 

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Easter Holiday Works

Schools break up in April so it’s time for us to plan for the Easter holiday works ahead.

We have to make sure all of our Labour and materials are organised and booked in. This means that we can provide the best and most streamlined service for all of our clients.

I will be assisting our Glazing Manager, Paul Hayward, by ordering the glass materials for the larger school works as well as making sure our subcontractors are up to date on their works.

This will be another challenging year for us with the increased workload, but nothing we can’t overcome!

 

To veiw the types of works we carry out in schools please click on the following link to our website https://www.wallerservices.com/schools-education-clients/

Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last six years, Waller Building has worked in over 135 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Building is a Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor registered.  Additionally, all of our staff are DBS certified. This means that our staff are suitable to work in schools. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for your school.

Building Services We Provide In Schools

We cover all the building as well as glazing services that a school would require. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Check out our website case studies to see projects we have recently completed.

Glazing Services We Provide In Schools

We carry out works from window and hinge repairs through to complete aluminium and uPVC window and door installations.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing Services

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building project, please contact us. Call 01795 424435 Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

Visit our twitter page to see what we are up to at the moment https://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

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Easter Workload

Easter is nearly here and we have plenty of upcoming glazing works on the horizon. Our Easter workload will ensure we are very busy this year. As of the start of April we will be on our third year of planned works with our housing association client. It is important that we have our paperwork in order and that our glazers are carrying out surveys to ensure that the next batch of materials can be ordered and installed in the coming weeks.

The workload is increaing as our clients wish to have various glazing work done over the Easter holidays which is due to the weather improving. Yes spring is finally here! We also have a great deal of quotes that need to be prepared. Hopefully this will continue to keep us busy for the rest of the year.

Amber

 

Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last seven years, Waller Building has worked in over 160 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Building is a Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor registered.  Additionally, all of our staff are DBS certified. This means that our staff are suitable to work in schools. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for your school.

Building Services We Provide In Schools

We cover all the building as well as glazing services that a school would require. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Check out our website case studies to see projects we have recently completed.

Glazing Services We Provide In Schools

We carry out works from window and hinge repairs through to complete aluminium and uPVC window and door installations.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing Services

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building project, please contact us. Call 01795 424435 Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

Visit our twitter page to see what we are up to at the moment https://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

Why not visit our facebook page too?

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Waller Christmas Do

Christmas has been and gone and it was my second at Waller World. I had a fantastic Christmas which was started on the last day of work with the Waller Christmas Do, and what a do it was! We started at Bar Wars and had the annual Secret Santa, I recieved some great PJ’s and a Miami Dolphins keyring from Santa.

The Main Event

After having lunch we were wisked off to Canterbury and to the Maiden’s Head pub where we had a couple of drinky poos and a bite to eat. Almost before I had finished my drink we were off again, this time to the nearby escape rooms – Escape Kent where we had to escape from a science fiction themed room. Heroically, we managed to save the planet! As a reward for such swashbuckling stuff, we then went into town to browse the winter market. This was followed by further drinks at a magic themed pub and then onto a fantastic meal at Ambrette restaurant. The food was completely different to what I would normally eat but I enjoyed it. The fun was completed by heading back to Sittingbourne where we partied the night away.

Thank you Steve for the best Christmas do ever!

The New Year

After working at Waller Services for almost two years, I continue to learn something new. Working alongside my colleague Leanne in Admin who helps me tackle my day-to-day tasks as well as the ongoing Optivo windows and doors contract. We ensure that we stay up to date with the works and keeping our clients and their residents happy.

Again, both myself and Paul our glazing manager have found last year to be overall challenging and enjoyable and we are looking forward to the this year and whatever it may bring.

Amber xx

Waller Building Services

Established in 1993 Waller Building Services has been growing ever since. We regularly work in the residential and commercial sectors. Clients include schools, local authorities and private customers. Our building services consist of smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds.  Waller Building Services is registered with Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor. You can be confident that we are a company that you can trust.

Waller Glazing Services

Waller Associates introduced Waller Glazing Services in 2010. The glazing projects range from glass repairs as well as complete window and door installations. Our customers are commercial and residential. Why not view our construction case studies on our website.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout Kent as well as the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building as well as glazing project, please contact us. Telephone 01795 424435 additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

For information on other building and glazing projects that we carry out in schools, please click on the following link https://wallerservices.com/schools-education-clients/

See us online

Visit our twitter page to see what we are up to at the moment https://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

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Summer Works

The school holidays are fast approaching and it’s time for preparation and planning for all of the summer works that will be carried out during this period.

We have much to do! We need to order skips, toilets/welfare and materials. Additionally, we have book in the labour in advance which means we will be ready and this prevents poor service. We pride ourselves at being the best at programming the large amounts of work in for the summer season.

Working with experienced colleagues, I can see this can be quite stressful at times but their knowledge has shown me how to deal with these demanding tasks. It is important that we meet deadlines and timescales demanded by our clients.

All in all I’m looking forward to this busy period and this is my second time experiencing the summer rush. I’m ready for the challenge ahead!

Roll on Christmas! I love Christmas

Amber x x

 

Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last six years, Waller Building has worked in over 135 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Building is a Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor registered.  Additionally, all of our staff are DBS certified. This means that our staff are suitable to work in schools. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for your school.

Building Services We Provide In Schools

We cover all the building as well as glazing services that a school would require. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Check out our website case studies to see projects we have recently completed.

Glazing Services We Provide In Schools

We carry out works from window and hinge repairs through to complete aluminium and uPVC window and door installations.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing Services

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building project, please contact us. Call 01795 424435 Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

Visit our twitter page to see what we are up to at the moment https://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

Why not visit our facebook page too?

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Here Is My Latest Blogg

Hi all, summer’s here! Along with the summer comes the feel good factor throughout the office.

Summer’s Here!

So what is happening at Waller Associates at the moment? Let me tell you; with works orders coming in, surveys and estimating, everyone is busy. We are extremely busy in all departments of the business which makes managing director, Steve Waller, happy.

Personally, I’m just back from my holidays and I feel recharged, ready and focused on the task ahead. This includes making sure all customers are regularly updated and all other works and projects are completed on time.

Since I started last year, I feel that my own personal development is really building. I have learnt so much from, building relationships with my colleagues in the office to dealing with clients on the telephone. I am really looking forward to whatever challenges are ahead.

Amber xx

Waller Building Services

Established in 1993 Waller Building Services has been growing ever since. We regularly work in the residential and commercial sectors. Clients include schools, local authorities and private customers. Our building services consist of smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds.  Waller Building Services is registered with Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor. You can be confident that we are a company that you can trust.

Waller Glazing Services

Waller Associates introduced Waller Glazing Services in 2010. The glazing projects range from glass repairs as well as complete window and door installations. Our customers are commercial and residential. Why not view our construction case studies on our website.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout Kent as well as the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building as well as glazing project, please contact us. Telephone 01795 424435 additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

See us online

To see what we are up to at the moment why not visit our Twitter account http://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

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Optivo Contract

As this financial year comes to an end, it is time to receive orders for the next phase of the Optivo contract and plan for future works. We have been installing new front and back doors for the local hosuing association. This year should be easier now that we are familiar with booking appointments for the residents and helping them with any needs and concerns they may have.

Last year was a good learning curve and has enabled me to grow into my role. I am now more confident with the knowledge and expeirence I have gained in the last twelve months. Both myself and my line manager have found this to be an enjoyable and challenging year and we  are looking forward to the coming year.

Look out for my next blog which is coming soon straight from the heart of Waller Services HQ

Amber xx

Waller Building Services

Established in 1993 Waller Building Services has been growing ever since. We regularly work in the residential and commercial sectors. Clients include schools, local authorities and private customers. Our building services consist of smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds.  Waller Building Services is registered with Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor. You can be confident that we are a company that you can trust.

Waller Glazing Services

Waller Associates introduced Waller Glazing Services in 2010. The glazing projects range from glass repairs as well as complete window and door installations. Our customers are commercial and residential. Why not view our construction case studies on our website.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout Kent as well as the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building as well as glazing project, please contact us. Telephone 01795 424435 additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

See us online

To see what we are up to at the moment why not visit our Twitter account http://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

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Financial Year End

Hi everyone and welcome to my latest blog! As we approach the financial year end of an existing contract for Optivo, it is my job to book in all outstanding works and make sure that these have all been surveyed, completed and invoiced for the year end, ready to continue the next lot of works for the next financial year. The completion of these works is very important for our clients as this may affect any future budgets they receive.

With adding a new installation team this has made the works run more smoothly and efficiently allowing us to hit our targets.

Look out for my next blog which is coming soon straight from the heart of Waller Services HQ

Amber xx

Waller Building Services

Established in 1993 Waller Building Services has been growing ever since. We regularly work in the residential and commercial sectors. Clients include schools, local authorities and private customers. Our building services consist of smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds.  Waller Building Services is registered with Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor. You can be confident that we are a company that you can trust.

Waller Glazing Services

Waller Associates introduced Waller Glazing Services in 2010. The glazing projects range from glass repairs as well as complete window and door installations. Our customers are commercial and residential. Why not view our construction case studies on our website.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout Kent as well as the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building as well as glazing project, please contact us. Telephone 01795 424435 additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

See us online

To see what we are up to at the moment why not visit our Twitter account http://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

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New Three Year Contract

Hi Everyone. It has been nearly a year now since I started my new role here at Waller Services. I have gone from learning my daily tasks such as producing and processing invoices to being trusted with a large new, three year contract to run with the help of our Glazing Manager Paul.

My daily tasks for the contract are: booking surveys and installation times with residents for our operatives to carry out the specified works, as well as entering times, dates and costings of works finished to a live spread sheet that I share with the Optivo Team. At the end of each month a valuation of works completed is sent to Optivo for payment.

Amber xx

Waller Building Services

Our reputation in the commercial sector is growing fast. The services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Associates is Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor registered. We are also on the Kent County Council contractor list. All of our workmen are DBS verified. This means you can be assured that our staff are suitable to work in your school. You can also be confident that we are a company that is built on trust. If your school is planning any size of project, we would be delighted to provide you with a quotation. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for you.

Building Services We Provide

We cover all of the building as well as glazing services that a workplace may need. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Furthermore the glazing division carries out window repairs. We also install uPVC and aluminium windows and doors. View our case studies to see projects we have recently completed on our website.

Contact Waller Building

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout Kent as well as the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of building as well as glazing project, please contact us. Telephone 01795 424435 additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

Visit our twitter page to see what we are up to at the moment https://twitter.com/BuildingOnTrust

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