Latest Update January 2021
Following the announcements by the UK Government on Monday 4th January we have reviewed the guidelines and can confirm that A-Z Blinds & Shutters will be doing everything possible to protect our customers and staff during the current national lockdown and the showroom will remain closed until further notice.
We will be trying our best to complete all current orders and enquiries as we receive them however please try and bear with us as we have no control over what is happening around the country and the world. We will endeavour to keep our business moving forward whilst also navigating the current situation and we thank you for your understanding and patience during these very difficult times.
We fully support and understand the governments’ decisions to impose these further restrictions to protect the NHS and Save Lives and we are have reviewed, and tightened, our COVID secure protocols to ensure the safety of our team and customers in light of the latest variant of the virus. The guidelines are that manufacturing and construction should continue to work whilst maintaining a COVID secure environment. This advice also applies to tradespeople working in customer’s homes and is clear in the gov.uk guidelines. Since the first national lockdown we have all built up a much better understanding of how to affect and maintain a COVID secure environment, we now have the PPE, cleaning schedules, and working practices in place to significantly reduce the risk of transmission of the virus.
As of today all of our team who can work from home will be doing so and our external sales team will be suspending all non-essential sales visits. We have the requisite IT and telephone systems within the business to make this as seamless as possible and customers should continue to call the office as normal to arrange essential appointments and if possible use our online free quote form www.a-zblinds.co.uk/free-quote for any other enquiries.
The closure of schools will undoubtedly put increased pressure on many of our team, who will be managing customer and work demands alongside caring for and home-schooling young families so please bear with us during these unprecedented times. We will be regularly reviewing the respective governments’ guidelines and our own internal measures to help stop the spread of the virus and will keep you informed of any changes to our position. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all a safe and healthy 2021. Steve Dowd Managing Director
First Update post lockdown and valid for times when company is not locked down.
BUSINESS AS USUAL? YES!
BUT NOT YET QUITE LIKE BEFORE…
Please read our blog below to make yourself aware of all the current information regards ordering your new blinds or shutters..
The Latest Normal
We completely understand that when ordering new blinds or shutters, sometimes it gets left to the last minute or overlooked and you require them like yesterday. During normal times pre-pandemic, this was not such a big deal as we could fulfil your requests by offering quicker than normal lead times by getting fast track orders and on certain products 24-48 hour turnaround.
Due to the impacts, the global pandemic is having, the blinds industry is currently experiencing longer lead times. Most made to measure blinds orders are currently being processed within 4-6 weeks.
There are some exceptions to this so please ask before ordering if you require any of our products sooner. We would like to Thank you in advance for patience. We want you to know we are doing everything we can to get your orders processed as quickly as we can whilst dealing with supplier problems beyond our control.
As a local family run business, we take great pride in providing a service that is second to none, including free estimates, free measuring service, free fitting, free in Home appointments, however, we have no control over what is happening around the country and the world. We will endeavour to keep our promises whilst navigating the current situation. Again we thank you for your understanding and support during these uncertain times.
We are open for business however due to government guidelines, our showroom access is restricted to appointment-only for the moment. We feel that for the safety of our customers and our staff this is the best way of doing things at the moment.
IMPORTANT: Order / Supply Update
Certain suppliers are temporarily struggling to meet the demand due to a number of issues including workers who are still furloughed whilst also trying to clear a backlog of orders with half the staff they usually have on their production lines. This has predominantly affected made to measure blinds.
Some Good News!
We are continuing to meet the demand for free home appointments but also this is having to be carried out with social distancing and extra PPE measures but sometimes this is still not possible due to people who are still self-isolating or they just don’t feel comfortable with us coming into their home.
If you want a fast Blinds solution! Perhaps some Brand New Replacement vertical slats might be perfect for you!
We are now operating a FREE collection and delivery service for all orders over £75.00.
We will bring the samples to you so you can choose the ones you want.
24-48 hour turn around possible!
Latest Lead Times Blinds
Replacement Vertical Blinds: Fast Turn around! 24-48hrs
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Made to measure blinds Delayed: Orders are currently being processed within 4-6 weeks*
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Latest Lead Times Shutters
Nevada Shutter Ranges. Same lead time as before the lockdown – 10-12 weeks
Claremont Shutter Ranges. also available as normal – 10-12 weeks
New Dakota Shutter Range: also available normal lead time – 10-12 weeks
Hampton Shutter Range: Orders are only 4-6 weeks lead time!
Talk To Us / Get Your FREE Quote
Fastest Option: Free Quote Online for Blinds or Shutters! Send your sizes and what you want direct to us here
The more information you can give us will help us deal with your enquiry quickly and more efficiently. So please give us any extra information in the box at the bottom of the page. Your measurements don’t need to be exact, we only need a rough idea within an inch/centimetre or two to be able to provide you with a quote. We will come out and take exact measurements before any orders are taken.
Need to Ask a Question? Send us a message We look forward to hearing from you and rest assured we will do everything we can to continue to provide you with our first-class service.
Thank you for your support!
Owner & Manager A-Z Blinds