Good news for kitchen manufacturers!

With the start of the second national lockdown, we were delighted to receive confirmation from the KBSA yesterday that we can continue to operate during the four week lockdown period.

Speaking to KBB Review magazine, KBSA national chair Richard Hibbert said: “We have acted swiftly to clear any confusion, around the definition of ‘non- essential’ within the new legislation, and confirmed our position with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

“This is good news for independent retailers. A stop-start situation during this busy period, when projects are in hand for a Christmas completion, would have caused huge complications.” You can read the full article here.

Guidance from the government has been clear that manufacturing businesses should continue to operate. Here at Rencraft, this means continuing with our socially distanced workshop environment with various health and safety protocols in place to ensure our team remain as happy, healthy and covid-secure as possible.

For our showrooms in Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells, we will remain open for pre-booked appointments with only one appointment scheduled at any one time. Please email or call 01892 520730 or 01732 762682 to find out more or to schedule your visit. Video calls are available if you prefer.

For the fitters and painters working on site, the British Institute of KBB Installation (BiKBBI) has also updated its guidance to say that installers could still continue to operate in customers’ homes as long as social distancing rules were adhered to.

Speaking this morning, Rencraft Managing Director John Stephens commented “All in all, this is good news for everyone involved in our industry and for our clients too, many of whom are half way through building projects or home renovations where the kitchen is a vital part of the process. Speaking not just for me but for all the team here at Rencraft, I can honestly say that we are all looking forward to continuing to do the jobs we love in as safe and secure a manner as possible.”