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Badger Bathrooms

Luxury bathrooms supplier.  Beautiful showroom in Sevenoaks, Kent.  High end bathrooms designed, supplied & installed.            

Est 1983

Covid-19 Updates on our Service

 

Please see our guidelines regarding our Covid-19 policies below.  These are additional safeguards, and are not exhaustive.  The most important Government advice is to wash hands regularly, wear face coverings and keep 2 Metres distance from others.  

 

We ask that customers DO NOT visit us, or ask us to visit them, if experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms, or have had any symptoms within the last 14 days.  Please let us know if you are considered to be in a 'vulnerable' category, or if you are 'shielding' so we can establish the best way to be of service to you.  You may be asked to complete a brief risk assessment form before we visit you at home.  Please also let us know if you have visited any restricted locations, either in the UK or overseas, in the last 14 days - or if anyone in your household has recently returned from a restricted location. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Our showroom Covid-19 policy  (please note our showroom must remain closed when the area is in Tier 4 measures)

We will be implementing a " one in one out " policy for visitors to our showroom, and a strict 2 Metre distancing policy within the store.  Couples may visit together but must remain together in store.  Generally we will have one member of staff in store at any time.  We ask that customers avoid bringing children to the showroom, and if children do visit they must remain by their parent/guardian's side at all times.  All visitors will be asked to use sanitising gel and we have a sanitising station set up at the store entrance.  Appointments should last less than one hour or another appointment should be booked for another day.  Face coverings must be worn.

 

Customers who need to discuss plans or quotes (on paper) may use our meeting desk where we have a perspex safety 'sneeze' screen installed.  Payments should be made by BACS or by non-contact credit card transaction.  We will clean our displays between clients and our staff will obviously be washing their hands regularly.  When we are asked to provide brochures/samples customers should sanitise their hands after touching them.  Customers who would prefer a longer meeting with us about more complex projects can set up Skype/Zoom meetings (or any other media) with us, or we can arrange to visit your home and hold a meeting outside in the garden, for example.  We can be very flexible to meet requirements.

 

Our Home consultation and survey Covid 19-policy

We are able to very carefully to providing a home consultation survey service.  As this will involve our consultant visiting your home our policy on this is naturally very strict to help protect the consultant and you, our customer.  Our consultant will endeavour to call by phone on arrival so he can avoid touching your door and can keep a 2 Metre distance from occupants, from the start.  We then ask that you direct him to your bathroom from 2 Metres away, and leave all doors open en-route so he does not need to touch any doors.  It now seems apparent that home ventilation is important in avoiding transmission of the virus so we strongly recommend keeping windows open during any visit.  Our consultant may (as personal choice) be wearing a face mask which will be fresh and new for your visit.  He will sanitise his hands before entering your home.  During the survey our consultant will use a digital tape measure and will endeavour not to touch anything within the room or in your home.  Our consultant should be left alone in the room while he carries out the survey.  Once measurements have been taken our consultant will then either meet with you outside your home to discuss briefly your requirements, or go away to continue the consultation remotely by phone, email, Skype, Zoom or any other media you prefer.  Our aim is to spend as little time as necessary inside your home, just long enough to get the measurements we need to complete our plans and designs.  Following our visit, as an additional safeguard, we recommend you clean any bannisters, doors or bathroom equipment, using your own usual cleaning methods (detergent and water is sufficient).

 

Our Covid-19 Installation Service Policy

We are now able to return very carefully to providing an installation service on bathrooms supplied by us.  As this will involve our fitter being in your home for a long duration our policy on this is very strict to help protect our installer and you, our customer.  Each installation project will be risk-assessed prior to our start to establish good safe practises.  However, our policy will be that the fitter should try to call in advance of his arrival so doors may be left open for him.  We also request that windows be left open in areas where our fitter will be present. The fitter will take best care to avoid touching bannisters and other furniture on his way to and from your bathroom, but we suggest sanitising routes after he leaves each day.  If requested to do so (or if it is our fitter's personal choice) our fitter will wear a clean mask, and gloves, in your presence, but will maintain a 2 Metre distance from anybody in your home, at all times - regardless of whether ppe is worn.  The effectiveness of non-medical ppe is still debatable unless both parties are wearing ppe, and the 2 Metre rule remains all important, along with good ventilation of the environment.  Our fitter will bring their own food and drink and where possible will consume these outside your home.  If there are no separate toilet facilities our fitter will be able to use during his visit other arrangements will need to be made. Rubbish arising from the installation will be carefully placed outside your home and will be removed at the end of the installation using careful distancing policy.  Our fitter will keep their own workspace clean. We strongly recommend communicating with our fitter remotely by phone and avoiding any face to face contact throughout the installation - but if a face to face meeting is necessary this should be conducted outside the home. If communication with the fitter becomes difficult because of the Covid-19 measures please do call us on the showroom number and we will do everything we can to help.

 

Our Covid-19 Delivery service Policy

Our driver will maintain 2 Metres distance from customers at all times.  Where possible deliveries will be made to the doorstep, or an adjacent garage, for example.  During our own installations, if it is necessary to take items into the home we request the same measures as for installation are implemented, ie. distancing, windows open etc.  We ask that customers do not assist our driver and do not approach his vehicle.  Distancing measures also apply on construction sites/developers projects where we ask that the delivery driver is left to deal with the delivery unassisted, from 2 Metres distance, and that site staff do not approach the vehicle.

 

Our face masks policy

The wearing of masks by our installers, drivers or estimators is at the discretion of our staff (unless any future Government announcement dictates otherwise).  However, if you would like our colleagues to wear a mask when they meet you please let us know.  Customers and staff should wear face masks in our showroom at all times, even during private meetings and personal appointments.

 

 

 

 

 

Tier 4 - January 2021/New lockdown January 2021

Under the rules we are not allowed to open our showroom to anyone other than the Badger Bathrooms team.  Unfortunately this now means we cannot offer private showroom appointments either, despite the very careful measures we have been taking.  We can manage design meetings by video call or telephone - by appointment.  Our deliveries and installations can continue under the rules regarding construction, and we will continue to do so with careful COVID safety measures in place.  We hope that the situation improves soon and the rules will be relaxed sufficiently so that we can again open our showroom to visitors.  In the meantime we can visit you at home for consultations regarding your new project and to provide quotations - or you may wish to email us with your room sketch and requirements for a preliminary plan/quote.  We follow strict distancing measures while at your home - please see below for policies and procedures.  In the first instance it would be best to email us with your enquiry [email protected]  While lockdown remains in force we are working remotely and we are very busy, but we will follow up your calls and emails as soon as possible.  We are doing our best to operate as efficiently as possible under the restrictions, so that ongoing and new projects can proceed without interruption.