Waller Christmas

Waller Christmas

This is my second Christmas at Waller World and all the decorations are up! Both the carpark and the yard are alight with multi-coloured, twinkling Christmas illuminations. It’s like Blackpool here but without the sea, I can tell you. In addition, we have sprinkled the Christmas spirit throughout our offices and it feels like Santa’s grotto. Everywhere looks Christmassy which gives me a warm glow inside, I love Christmas you see!

A Covid Effected Christmas

With the last two Christmas dos being so amazing, everyone could not wait to see if this year’s do was going to be as impressive. Unfortunately, like everywhere else, the company has decided not to have a works do this year which has deeply disappointed everyone but we have all agreed that everyone’s health is more important that an evening out.


We normally have the traditional secret Santa ceremony where we all have £10 to spend on another staff member picked out of the Santa hat randomly. This is usually great fun and some of the presents people give each other range from funny to obsurd. However this year we are all donating our ten pounds to charity instead. Our glazing manager had the idea of donating the money to a good cause after such a bad year for everyone. We are going to donate the collection to Optivo housing association. They are one of our clients that we carry out building and glazing works for. The money raised will give some of their residents a little more Christmas cheer during difficult times.

In addition our managing director has pledged to match whatever money is raised and has also teamed up with local company The COOK Kitchen to provide the meals.

I hope that everyone has a safe and great Christmas this year and look forward to a new year. Hopefully 2021 will be a much better year than 2020.


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School Toilet Refurbishment Benefits

We have just finished projects from our busiest period of the year, the school summer holidays. A large number of the works that we carried out were toilet refurbishments. We are being asked to quote for toilet refurbishments on a regular basis. This got me thinking on how school toilet refurbishment benefits schools in a number of ways.


The Benefits

  • Inexpensive Transformation
  • Colourful, Bright Options
  • Long Lasting, Hard Wearing Materials
  • Energy Saving
  • Pupils Look After the Newer Environments

Affordable and Essential Projects

Over the years schools have had to learn to spend their money wisely. It is important to ensure value for money when allocating tight budgets. An area that schools like to improve on are the pupil’s toilets. There are a number of reasons why refurbishing school toilets blocks makes sense. Firstly, a toilet block can have a complete make over without spending a huge amount of money. A greater range of modern, vibrant colours can give a toilet block a new lease of life. This can make a more comforting area for young children rather than the dank, dark toilets of the past.

Hard Wearing – Long Lasting Materials

All of the materials that Waller’s install are much harder wearing than before. From the cubicle systems to the flooring and sanitary ware we use the best products available. This may be slightly more expensive initially but proves to be much more cost effective in the short and long term. Inferior products can look great initially but can deteriorate very quickly. This means that the materials we use look new after extended use. This also makes maintenance and cleaning easier than before.

Suspended Ceiling and LED Lighting

As part of a full toilet refurbishment we will also add or renew a suspended ceiling. This gives the toilets a more modern feel and can also make heating more efficient which reduces energy bills. We also promote the installation of new, more energy efficient, LED lighting which give the finishing touch to a new refurbishment. The brighter lighting has a large impact on areas that are normally dark and can be intimidating of younger children.

Head teachers and caretakers have commented that after the schools toilets have been refurbished, pupils look after the newer environments with more care and consideration.

To see examples of the toilet refurbishments that we have carried out, please click on the following link to our website https://www.wallerservices.com/additional-projects/?category=toilet-refurbishment


Waller Building and Glazing Services

In the last seven years, Waller Associates has worked in over 150 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. Waller Building and Glazing is 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

The building services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. 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. Telephone – 01795 424435 Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

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Waller’s New Assistant Contracts Manager

Hi, I’m Sam Waller. I am Waller Associates’ new assistant contracts manager. I joined the company in the Autumn of 2019. As you can probably tell from the name, I am joining my dad and uncle into the family business that my grandparents co-founded many years ago. I feel a sense of pride in carrying on the family name whilst also bringing my own younger ideas and veiws to the table.

Joining the Team

This is the first blog I that have written for Wallers. It is slightly different than what I expected to be writing about. As I started working for the company, I found that I settled in very quickly. This was mainly because of how welcoming and friendly the whole workforce were towards me. Instantly, I felt like I was part of the team and everyone was happy to teach the Waller way. I noticed that two important factors were the general etiquette that the company promotes and the also high standards within office and site procedures.

New Skills

I have learnt new skills such as using the designing software on the computer. I have also adapted and added simple skills such as writing emails and speaking on the phone in a business manor. Unfortunately, as I was growing in confidence and getting a feel for what working life was about, life was to change for everyone at the end of March in a way that nobody expected.


Due to the coronavirus outbreak my learning had to come to a halt as the country was thrown into lockdown. My uncle reacted quickly to the news that was changing on what seemed like an hourly basis. He ensured that staff were placed onto the government’s furlough scheme which protected our staff and the company. This was essential, because of lockdown we couldn’t work which meant that no money was coming into the business.

What I did in Lockdown

With so many weeks off I tried to keep myself busy. I’m quite an active person so the thought of not being able to do much was a bit worrying. Luckily for me the weather was lovely and hot so I was still able to work outside in the garden. I started to do maintenance work such as removing trees, cutting grass and general clearing which kept me very busy. I had also started running at the beginning of the year so the time I was furloughed allowed me to focus on that. Running regularly inspired me to apply for the Brighton Marathon with a few others from the office. This takes place in April next year and I got in! Like Rees has mentioned in his recent blog I am looking forward to getting back on the golf course, obviously social distancing in place.

Back to Work

Company staff were phased back to work to make sure that the office set up was safe. I was one of the last to return and it’s good to be back. At first it felt strange but now it feels like I’ve never been away. Although we are back, things are very different. Safety is the main concern and the offices have changed. Steve has ensured that nobody is working within two metres of each other unless there is a protective Perspex screen separating them. There are bottles of sanitiser on every desk with signs up everywhere to remind staff to keep their distance from each other and wash their hands. Hopefully things will improve and the coronavirus will dissapear meaning that we can concentrate on growing the business and get back to a normal life.


To view the types of projects we carry out click on the following link https://www.wallerservices.com/building/education/larger-projects/

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