Fitzroy Place, Marylebone

by Scott Edwards
Feb
19

We are thrilled to have been appointed by Atlantic Contracts to manufacture bespoke replacement timber sliding sash windows and external doors to a listed building for English Heritage.the main contractor for this project is Robert McAlpine.

This is a large scale development that will incorporate apartments and office space, and, being located in London's W1, is another addition to the list of prestigious postcodes in which we have worked. Please follow this link to find out more about the Fitzroy Place development.

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Bifold doors, 3 Merchant Square, Paddington

by Scott Edwards
Feb
12

We have recently completed manufacture and installation of oak bi-folding doors and internal doors at the prestigious 3 Merchant Square apartments development in Paddington, London. Visit the website for the development here http://www.merchantsquare.co.uk/

We were delighted to be part of this luxury development, having been subcontracted by one of our London clients, Atlantic Contracts, to undertake the work for the main contractor, Mace.

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Wooden / Timber Windows

by Scott Edwards
Jun
30

The installation of wooden and timber windows took an enormous dip during the late eighties when homeowners began turning toward UPVC. The promise of zero maintenance plastic windows easily overshadowed the budget timber window which was commonly problematic. The old wooden window required high levels of maintenance due to movement, weathering and rot, and the market was crying out for an alternative to alleviate these stressful problems.

Although plastic windows filled the void, it’s obvious that people hadn’t completely fallen out of love with the traditional wooden window as many of the upvc styles were designed to imitate timber. This is clearly evident in the upvc designs of “Rosewood” that imitates mahogany, and the rich looking “Golden Oak”. Later designs were even made to imitate the most traditional of timber windows, the sliding sash, also known as the box frame window. Obviously the look of natural wood is as appealing as ever, but the hassle element was more than enough to persuade the masses to opt for plastic.

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The Royal Hotel

by Scott Edwards
Mar
04

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.

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