How the COVID-19 Lockdown Has Changed Our Online Orders
Business owner Sean responded to a Q&A in May 2020, his responses are below:
"It affected some larger projects, but seems more orders from small development, renovation, and home improvement, as people locked down at home, have more time to renovate house and install underfloor heating.
Our postal orders and online orders have rocketed, as high street shops such as B&Q and Selco are all closed, the only way people can buy is from online, we have great presence in Search Engines, we consistently see orders booming every day."
What Year Was Your Company Founded?
I established Underfloor Heating Express in 2015, building up to this I graduated in Nottingham Uni and spent 20 years in UK and my work experience in England started as an IT Consultant for JLT Insurance Group in London.
Growing up I was part of a family-ran company working part time for my Father and Uncle which has an Underfloor Heating installation project company in China. This is Gold Light Underfloor Heating, based in Northern city of Shenyang; they grow to be ranked No1 in the top 100 underfloor heating companies in China.
I was working hard on building sites to learn underfloor heating skills quite literally from the ground upwards as I was contracted in the design and build of a skyscraper with multiple floors at this time.
Notably, my uncle Shiyong Liu is the Vice Chair of China Underfloor Heating Association with intensive knowledge in the field.
One of our proudest projects we took in 2020 is to build underfloor heating in Shenyang Baoneng Global Financial Centre designed by Atkins, 568 Metres high as one of highest in the world. It's still under contruction today.
I learned knowledge first hand and have expert insider knowledge in large scale underfloor heating materials and components, hence the logical decision to form my own company in here the UK.
Where did your UFH business begin?
In rented Property in Chertsey, on the M25 west of capital. Started my own online shops on eBay and Amazon.
How many people work for you at present?
10 people including myself, I am a proud employer and value all of my staff members.
Do you have any staff working from home who would normally be in the office? If so, will you change your business model moving forwards in any ways?
We have staff working from home, but the impact is minimal, such as architect design project from home, office based roles are running smoothly, software and PC hardware has been set up at home same as in the office, customer had no impact and seamless transition. Fully operational services in our store location despite the COVID lockdown restrictions.
What size are your current warehouses?
We have 2 warehouses, our headquarters are based in Bermondsey in London, SE16 3LF, and serves as our Head office and collection warehouse.
The 2nd warehouse is our main operational one located in Poole, Dorset with around 10,000 sqft.
What's the cutoff time to pay for an order for same day despatch?
Cutoff time is 2pm Monday-Friday
What days of the week do you despatch?
We despatch Monday to Friday
What is you most expensive item?
Our most exspensive item is also our best selling item: The complete water underfloor heating kit currently at £499.99*
What are your most popular 10 Underfloor Heating stock items?
- Water Underfloor Heating Kit - 5 Layers Pipe Multiple Room Zones
- Single Zone Standard Output Kit - covers 10m² - 100m² Cable
- Brass Underfloor Heating Manifolds Complete Kit + 'A' Rated Grundfos Wilo Pump Pack
- Stainless Steel Manifolds Complete Kit 2-12 Ports + 'A' Rated Grundfos Wilo Pump Mixing Valve
- Underfloor Heating Grundfos Manifold Pump Pack Mixing Valve Unit Single Zone/Room
- 150w Underfloor Heating Bathrooms Tiles Premium 2mm Thin UltraSafe Electric Underfloor Heating Mat Kit
- 200w Underfloor Heating Bathrooms Tiles Premium 2mm Thin UltraSafe Electric Underfloor Heating
- Electric Underfloor Heating Foil Mat Kit for Under Wood and Laminate Various Sizes
- Electric underfloor heating systems on concrete screeded floors 6mm Underfloor Heating XPS Insulation Boards
- Underfloor Heating Pipe XPS Solid Floor 16/15 mm 200mm Centre Premium Routed Panels
*Price correct at time of publishing, 18th May 2020
Remember we are top of the league when it comes to underfloor heating, so if you need water, or electric underfloor heating kits, or products, give us a call or email us, or come and visit our London collection counter: Underfloor Heating Express - Unit 19 Enterprise Ind Estate, Bolina Road, Bermondsey, London, SE16 3LF
Tel - 020 7183 2784 - Email - email@example.com