The message from Boris Johnson to ‘Stay Alert’ caused quite a stir. Immediately Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales said they are not following suit and sticking to their ‘Stay At Home’ message. For the construction industry this causes problems for suppliers and contractors who have customers outside their own UK country. Unlike the rest of the UK, England has allowed ‘non-essential’ sites to re-open while others only allowing this for essential work (i.e. sites involved in projects that support the fight against Covid-19). More information here. Considering this, we want to reassure Delphi Steel customers what it is we can do for you now.
All our suppliers are operating, and we can deliver goods to site. Most have personnel working from home with a skeleton staff on site to adhere to social distancing guidelines. As a result, the delivery and lead times are a day or two longer than normal.
Although no one can say anything is ‘business as usual’, construction projects during covid-19 are not at a complete standstill. We are still able to supply your building kit. Finding contractors will be more difficult depending on your location. Some of our customers have sufficient storage for materials ready for availability of contractors. Others are able to begin construction themselves.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had wide rippling effects on businesses as well as personal lives. With so many businesses forced to close, there are many left with high rental overheads and nowhere to move stock. We are delivering buildings to customers who will save more by building their own storage than continue to pay rental for business premises. For others we are busy working on their designs while they work with planning to acheive the permissions required.
However, if you are at the very beginning of your project we are happy to help set the wheels in motion with design and costing. Our in-house design software allows us to design your building, generate a quote and make adjustments quickly and easily. Call or email and we will be happy to discuss how to get your construction projects moving during covid-19.