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Learn more about how we’re supporting the fight against Covid-19

With the fast-changing COVID-19 situation, we understand what challenging times these are for everyone: for you, your business and your family. As a family business ourselves, our priority is taking care of our colleagues, our customers, partners and suppliers.

We have introduced extra measures across our sites to look after our colleagues and all those who still need to come to our premises in person, including delivery staff: we are promoting social distancing at work; encouraging those who can work from home to do so, including both office and field teams; postponing any non-essential visits and events; implementing more vigorous cleaning regimes; and employing video technology to conduct meetings and customer visits wherever possible.

With this in mind, I wanted to get in touch with you personally to explain what steps we are taking at Altro to continue supporting you with your business.

The Global Altro Leadership Team is meeting daily to consider the latest government guidance in those markets in which we operate. As a global business with local presence, we can respond swiftly to regional customer needs and are structured in such a way that we are able to maintain stock levels and global supplies. I want to reassure you that we are very much open for business as usual and will do everything we can to respond to your individual circumstances.

In the coming days and weeks, we will keep you updated on how we are responding to the evolving situation. You will shortly hear from us about all the different ways you can stay in touch with us, so that we can carry on working together. Should you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your regular, local Altro contact.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, your family and colleagues good health and assure you that we are doing everything we can to maintain the excellent level of customer service that you have come to expect from Altro.

With kind regards

Richard Kahn
CEO Floors and Managing Director, Altro Group

Ensuring a hygienic environment

Photo of taps at Lynnfield Mount care home with Altro Whiterock Satins splashback According to Department of Health ‘Health Building Note 00-09: Infection control in the built environment’, all work surfaces should be impervious, designed for easy cleaning and be free of fissures and unsealed joints. Joints and fissures areas can retain moisture and provide a breeding ground for bacteria. Bacteria are roughly 80-90% water and require moisture to obtain nutrients and grow. Installing Altro Whiterock, an impervious, fully-bonded wall sheet, ensures that minimal moisture is present.

Altro Whiterock’s internal and external angles are thermoformed on site, avoiding the need for unsightly corner trims which are potential dirt traps and difficult to clean. Thermoformed corners and angles provide a much more hygienic surface than the grouted joints associated with tiles, which require an aggressive cleaning regime. Thermoformed corners maintain the same level of impact resistance as the standard product, which is particularly important as corners tend to receive most knocks. Plasterboard can easily get damaged and require constant maintenance compared to Altro Whiterock wall sheets.

We have designed a fully integrated system to make cleaning and maintenance easier for you. Altro Whiterock creates a watertight and fully sealed environment giving bacteria nowhere to hide. No gaps or rough edges, just a smooth, uninterrupted surface – even around plug sockets, light switches and corners.

Why install Altro Whiterock?

  • Extensive stock from a UK manufacturer
  • Tested to BS EN438-2-1991 and Charpy ISO 179
  • 2.5mm high-grade uPVC
  • Consistent product quality for UV stability, colour consistency and chemical resistance
  • Altro Whiterock, when installed correctly, has an industry-leading, 20-year guarantee. As we developed wall cladding over 30 years ago, we know our guarantees are guaranteed
  • Free Altro technical support pre-, during and post-installation
  • Lots of colour choice for design flexibility and option for bespoke printed designs
  • View our impact testing video here
Posted: 08/01/2018 09:24:56 by Heather Mussett | with 0 comments