The Royal Hotel

by Scott Edwards

We have supplied the majority of required joinery items for the Royal Hotel in Waterloo for many years. The hotel is situated in a conservation area overlooking Crosby marina and the Liverpool estuary. This prominent position affords guests beautiful views and sunsets, and has proven a popular venue for many wedding parties as well as business travellers and tourists. Although such a location provides spectacular scenery, it also means that the building is exposed to the full force of nature. Subsequently maintenance is an ongoing project.

When the time came to replace the hotels traditional sash windows and elegant front façade the hotels owner employed our services to manufacture everything in timber. Being in a conservation area, modern products such as UPVC or aluminium are completely taboo. Even if these materials were permitted for use they would not have bonded well with the hotels traditional character so wood was the only viable option.

The work was carried out in two stages with the front façade being replaced first. This created a frontal conservatory which guests and visitors would use to relax and benefit from its south westerly facing direction. The façade was manufactured in a traditional Georgian design with marginal lights and large French doors that could be opened during the summer months and sealed tightly during the colder months and windier days.

Stage two was to see all of the traditional sliding sash timber windows replaced and updated with modern seals, smooth action guides and high insulating double glazed units. As the hotel needed to honour its many bookings the replacement of bedroom windows was carried out in steady stages so not to disrupt guests and functions. In this case the installation side was carried out by the hotels sub-contracted maintenance team who liaised closely with us during all stages of the contract.

The Royal hotel is prominent landmark of the marina area and we are proud that we were again entrusted by the hotels owner to provide the bespoke joinery items during it’s recent renovation. 

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