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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Choosing Timbers For Your Home

by Scott Edwards
Jun
01

Once decided upon timber as a material, there are a number of things to consider which help ensure you choose the right species for your needs.

First of all, is the timber going to be located externally or internally, and what kind of finish and character do you want the timber to achieve? If your product will be outdoors and you are going to paint the wood your preferred colour, then there’s the possibility cost-effective softwood will suffice, as long as it receives the right treatments and aftercare. If however you prefer a wood with richer character and greater durability, then there are broad selections of hardwood timbers to choose from.

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