What a year!!
Well I started to write a new blog in March with some recent news and happenings at Roy Newton Furniture and then coronavirus hit! We, along with all non-essential businesses, had to close down following government guidance to keep us and our customers safe. Myself and Roy spent the time catching up on paperwork, home schooling our two boys and trying not to annoy each other too much after all the ‘quality time’ we were spending together! Roy also made this rather good video for our facebook page.
During lockdown Roy Newton Furniture also celebrated its 4th birthday. Four years of installing beautiful fitted bedrooms, it has certainly passed quickly for us all! Luckily during May the restrictions started to lift and we opened back up at the end of the month after being closed for 9 weeks. I have returned to the office this month as the children returned to school.
We are now working following strict government guidelines in order to make us a ‘Covid safe’ workplace. As a small family business we can easily socially distance in the factory and keep on top of cleaning regimes.
New quotes are carried out at a safe distance and we have also introduced ‘virtual quotes’ if customers would prefer. This entails the customer sending us details and sizes of what they would like and then we can give them an approximate price. If this is of interest we then arrange a face-to-face quote. This avoids unnecessary visits and helps keep everyone safe.
On-site during fits we have introduced several measures to keep everyone safe. We obviously keep a safe distance from all our customers while in their homes and regularly wipe down high touch areas such as door handles. We also try to keep payments solely to bank transfer if at all possible. If you have any queries as to how we are working safely please don’t hesitate to drop us a message.
The last year at Roy Newton Furniture
This past 12 months has certainly been eventful! In the latter part of 2019 we were extremely busy and fitted many beautiful bedrooms. A small range can be seen below.
A definite favourite of mine, a fully fitted bedroom for a customer in Walsall. This beautiful room includes an L-shaped wardrobe and four drawer chest.
A sliding door system expertly fitted in Cannock. This wardrobe had a central mirrored section on each door with the blue sparkle effect above and below each mirror; a very effective combination.
This loft room with angled ceilings was fitted in Lichfield. You will notice this has a groove handle, a very popular choice as a separate handle is not needed.
On the run up to Christmas as part of building community relations, we entered a Christmas Tree in the St Luke’s Church Christmas Tree festival in November.
The festival is an annual tradition at the church and over 50 decorated trees were entered. Our tree was made from the materials we use to make our bedrooms and showed a variety of different finishes. We also linked up with a local charity SNAP which runs a playground for children and adults with additional needs to play and learn in a safe environment.
We provided a collection box next to our tree and for a small donation to SNAP visitors could take home a limited edition Roy Newton Furniture teddy. It was a lovely community event and our tree had many compliments! We also raised over £65 for SNAP.
The New Year started with a very busy schedule of quotes and fitting. During the first part of the year we completed jobs in and around many different areas of Staffordshire from locally in Cannock and Lichfield, to further afield in Tamworth, Telford, Bromsgrove and Wolverhampton.
We returned from lockdown to many requests for quotes for fitted bedrooms both in Cannock and across Staffordshire. The last few months have been extremely busy here with many fitted bedrooms being installed. These have included:
A beautiful two tone bedroom with break front in indigo blue and complimentary dust grey double wardrobes. This was fitted in Stoke on Trent. Stunning!
Full overbed system including tall top boxes, standard height top boxes, boxed headboard and bedside chests. Professionally installed in Stafford.
A bedroom fitted in Cannock using the slab design Aspects range. Perfect if you want a contemporary look for your room. Available in many colours and finishes.
Angled mirrored doors fitted in a third floor room to give the illusion of a more spacious area, installed in Telford.
And now for something different!
Although we do mainly design and fit bedrooms, we are occasionally asked to complete projects that are a bit different. In recent months we have refurbished both a french dresser, a nest of coffee tables and an installation of a church office.
New display area (appointment only
Our new showroom area is now ready for visitors. As we are a fairly small unit we decided just to keep the showroom as a display area to showcase a few of our popular designs and colours. We have many samples of the different door ranges and colours including both Aspire and the slab design Aspects range for customers to browse. We understand that many potential customers want to see and feel the furniture for themselves when planning a new bedroom and hope this will be useful.
The showroom does operate on an appointment only basis to ensure that Roy is available to see you, so please get in touch if you would like to come and visit us and we can arrange a mutually convenient time.
The show area includes:
Sliding wardrobe in Hacienda white with 25/50/25 door style featuring mirror and carcass colour.
PVC edge Aspects range file drawer with brown grey carcass and white white Hacienda drawer fronts.
An L-shaped wardrobe in light grey with a shaker style door.
A linen press with a metropole door in matt white with finger pull handle. Drawers underneath show examples of three different colours, chicago light grey, artwood and dark chicago concrete.
Iconic beech corner unit with automatic light and rear shelving into the corner.
A desk area with tall top boxes with durahorn handle and a normal top box. This also features two cupboards and a jewellery tray.
We are hoping this area will enable customers to see the quality and workmanship that goes into our furniture. There is also a booklet to browse through of some recent jobs we have completed to give you ideas. Feel free to take home a brochure to peruse at your leisure.
As a small local company customer satisfaction is extremely important to us. We always aim to keep you informed at every stage of the bedroom buying experience from the initial quote through to the final fit. With this in mind we are very proud to currently have a average rating of 10/10 on our checkatrade rating. This site is independently verified so you be assured that every review you read is a real and satisfied past customer.
Here is a small selection of some of our recent reviews:
“Super pleased with the room, great attention to detail , can’t fault the workmanship. Have had three rooms done now and have had no issues at all . Nothing too much trouble left the room tidy and clean after each day.”
Customer in Burntwood (August 2020)
“Highly recommend Roy Newton Furniture. Excellent quality and workmanship. Had to wait a bit longer for installation as my initial date was in the second week of lock down, however, it was worth the wait! Communication throughout lock down was provided and kept us updated with procedure that would be implemented for installation.”
Customer in Rugeley (June 2020)
“Excellent quality of work. Both Roy and Dave ensured there was a minimum amount of disruption throughout the 3 days – and were meticulous in cleaning up at the end of each day! The quality of the finished bespoke wardrobe is outstanding and it is everything we hoped it would be. Also we found both Roy and Dave really polite and helpful in all our dealings with them- and a pleasure to work with! The Company had previously fitted a wardrobe for our son – and he was equally pleased with the outcome! We can strongly recommend this company- and many thanks Roy and Dave!!”
Customer in Tamworth (January 2020)
If you would like to read some of our other reviews please follow the link:
How to get in touch
If you would like Roy to come out and give you a no-obligation quote there are many ways to get in contact with us.
We have a very active facebook page www.facebook.com/roynewtonfurniture where you can browse recent rooms that have been completed and also send us a message if you’d like a quote.
If you’d prefer to speak to us directly then please phone the mobile 07969 124803 or office landline 01543 897740 at the factory.
Alternatively drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you back to discuss your requirements.
We look forward to installing many more outstanding bedrooms for our customers in the coming months!