Two of the UK’s greatest kitchen and toilet franchise networks have confirmed that they’re absolutely complying with the brand new authorities lockdown guidelines.
The 13 Ripples toilet showrooms and 40 Kutchenhaus studios at the moment are all closed.
On Wednesday (November 18) the trade was surprised by a sudden reversal in authorities steering and kitchen and toilet showrooms have been ordered to shut.
Kutchenhaus gross sales and operations supervisor Jake Colwill instructed kbbreview that every one franchisees had been working a by-appointment-only system for the reason that second lockdown started on November 5.
“However since the new government guidance, we’ve advised them to revert back to virtual appointments only, and maybe offer a ‘click and collect’ style service if customers want door samples to finalise choices,” Colwill mentioned.
At Ripples, managing director Paul Crow mentioned all franchisees have been backing the brand new guidelines.
“We are lights out, doors locked and focused on supporting installations,” he mentioned. “New sales enquiries are being dealt with remotely or from the showroom but still remotely. All our franchisees are cooperating fully.”
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