We’ve supplied bespoke joinery products of all shapes, sizes and quantities to a variety of refurbishments, some listed/heritage buildings and all other developments. On the occasions our work has been recommended for the traditional joinery involved with restoration projects, the quality, skill and precision of our joiners comes into its own.
The intricacy and complexity in the joinery work on some period properties is not for the appointment of any joiner. Our experienced time served joiners have the essential knowledge and traditional skills that are essential to take on the technical and detailed joinery.
RDF Building have successfully won a tender to complete the refurbishment and delicate conservation of a Grade II listed building owned by Admiral Taverns. Whilst working closely with the client’s chosen designers JMDA. The Bishop Blaize is an attractive pub located in the heart of Richmond Market square.
As part of the refurbishment RDF have exposed old Wallpaper, whilst fitting the new bespoke back-bar, created in our own Workshop.
‘Restoring the past for future generations to enjoy’.
Old egg and dart wallpaper
The Tap on Tower Street is the brilliant new offering that has come from the dated Tap & Spile.
The funky interior design is complimented by the many different craft & real ales to try onsite or if you feel the need take away via the bottle bar and/or takeaway service that the site offers.
A plethora of Gins, Rums, Tequilas and Mescals are on offer for anybody wanting to try something new, different or hard to find. There is a large selection of board games located on bespoke shelving throughout the property to keep the customers amused and interested.
A full internal refurbishment including electrical alterations, new flooring, bespoke shelving, furniture and signage were all completed within budget. The external areas have new seating and smoking areas so that the building can still be enjoyed no matter what the weather.
“Your bespoke joinery came highly recommended by a renowned Wood Scientist and technical building consultant”
Following a successful tender submission, incorporating our detailed drawings and interpretations of how we would counteract the dramatic weather dynamics, a meeting was arranged at our Leeds Head Office with other specialists from around the UK, to discuss possibilities. We manufactured an operational prototype to show the client, not only the products but the finishes that would be applied.
After a series of further consultations, and ensuring the client’s satisfaction. We were appointed to manufacture, finish, deliver and install the bespoke Idigbo windows, doors and louvered venting systems.
The windows have an innovative 2 sensor, louvered venting system incorporated. There is an internal sensor to control internal humidity, external moisture sensor detects rain in the air, and this allows the vents to open or close depending on the Caribbean climate.
Once all items have been carefully loaded into a container and shipped, to their new home. Our skilled craftsman will then fly out to install them into the new built location.
The Myrtle Tavern in Meanwood has been transformed during a blisteringly fast refurbishment – 21 days from design briefing to serving drinks!
The site has been rejuvenated with a traditional ‘cosy’ vibe that has, due to the locality of the cricket pitch, a minor sport theme infused within the design.
The bespoke corky ball and wicket screens are complemented by the cricket bat balustrade as well as the signed memorabilia that is positioned within the main bar. The clean stonework and oak flooring lead you to the new, ‘old’ back bar with its many tantalising spirits tastefully displayed under the new copper lighting.
New cosy pockets and corners have been created to allow customers to enjoy the space in a way that they could not before.
The construction of a new supermarket in Sunderland is onsite and on target for completion to the programme.
The new build superstore’s site has been cleared, foundations are in and the steel framework is being erected.
Drainage, car park and retaining walls are also being constructed whilst the steel is being installed.
Further pictures to follow as the works proceed.
The construction of a substantial new build extension to the existing school is well underway.
This will create a specific classroom with ancillary areas for visually impaired pupils which will enhance their educational experience.
This will also house a much needed new dining hall and gymnasium.
Next stages of the project include electrical first fix, air handling units and under floor heating installation.
Completion of the complex abutment detailing to fuse the new building with the existing.
Further photos as the works progress.
The Towers, a grade II Listed building, was conserved, restored and repaired over a number of months by RDF specialists.
The building, that was built for the governor of Armley jail in 1871, has a mixture of natural stone and reconstituted artstone.
Stone was quarried specifically for the works with masons carving each piece of stone by hand to ensure a perfect match to the piece that it was due to be replaced.
Casts were taken of the heavily deteriorated balustrade and lion details which had to then be painstakingly re-fabricated and carved offsite to allow a mold to be created. Casts were then taken from the molds, the new artstone pieces produced, cleaned up and installed onsite.
The building was fully repointed prior to the existing rainwater pipes and metalwork being overhauled with sections being replaced as required.
Delicate timber repairs were undertaken onsite and also in the RDF workshop to rejuvenate the existing timber work present onsite before being redecorated.
All the works were discussed and agreed with the local Conservation Officer through detailed onsite discussions prior to them being completed.
RDF’s craftsmen were on hand at the Listed Building Show in Harrogate to provide expert advice, display our bespoke products and complete a demonstration on how to complete resin repairs to damaged timberwork.
The resin repair display was received with great success with many people commenting that they didn’t realise that it could be used as extensively as we demonstrated.
Many timber items that were previously thought to be beyond repair can now be saved through using this technique which is preferred by Conservation Officers.
The display included information on previously completed Conservation and Restoration projects as well as our in house project management service that we provide.
RDF have recently started the delicate restoration and conservation of an existing footbridge at Victoria Quay near Navigation Walk in Leeds.
The lagoon below the bridge was formerly a basin joining onto the River Aire with warehouses used for the storage of goods and, so we are lead to believe, working boats.
In 1986 Barratts converted the old warehouses into flats and separated the basin from the river, since then it has been known as the Victoria Quays Lagoon. The bridge was constructed from the old existing timber roof trusses that were taken out of the roof from Flyboat House, the then derelict warehouse adjacent to the lagoon.
The structural repairs to the timber trusses are extensive in their nature, bespoke to the bridge and are all being delicately completed by RDF’s skilled craftsmen.
More photos to follow as the works progress.