Bespoke Joinery Manufacturers

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.

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Refurbishment of Grade II listed building

Refurbishment of Grade II listed building

pic11RDF 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’.

Before

Before

After

After

Old egg and dart wallpaper

Old egg and dart wallpaper

 

Convive restaurant sneak peek

Convive restaurant sneak peek

Convive restaurant a new build Mediterranean constructed at Grade II Listed Weetwood Hall is due to open March 2017.

All at RDF Building are extremely proud to have been involved with the creation of this ‘Top 10 Leeds List’ restaurant and wish it every success.

Sky high surveys

Sky high surveys

We have treated ourselves to an early Christmas gift and bought a drone!

The 4k camera is able to pick out amazing detail whilst the drone moves over buildings and roofs saving clients costs on expensive access equipment to complete surveys.

RDF is proud to be able to offer this service to our clients.

 

Continued success at Weetwood Hall

Continued success at Weetwood Hall

Following on from the successful completion of Phase 1 at the Grade II Listed Weetwood Hall, RDF were awarded the contract to deliver Phases 2 – 5.

These phases include the creation and construction of a new 120 seat Mediterranean themed restaurant, ‘Convive’, major refurbishment of the existing kitchen & back of house areas, a new bar, new dining area and refurbishment of the existing reception.

The new restaurant, which opens in early February 2017, will be part of the University of Leeds owned Weetwood Hall Estate but will retain an independent identity of it’s own.

Martin Pickles, of Flying Pizza ‘fame’, will be working with Weetwood’s MD and his friend, Martin Hicks, in the daily running and operation of the restaurant.

 

Visuals courtesy of Weetwood Hall
Towering success

Towering success

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.

Listed Building Show

Listed Building Show

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.

New build listed building!

New build listed building!

RDF Building is pleased to announce the completion of the new build dwelling that was created within the grounds of an existing listed building.

The stone fronted single storey gatehouse was hailed by local planners as the “most sympathetic and perfect design” for the development.

The unit was erected as a timber frame structure with a stone front elevation and brick to the three other elevations. A timber and aluminium roof lantern was installed to pay homage to the design of the main building as were the stone columns and portico which frame the front entrance beautifully.

The dwelling was constructed with high efficiency heating and lighting as well as a media hub system which distributes AV around the various rooms within the dwelling from a single main point. Bespoke sliding sash windows were manufactured in the RDF joinery workshop which were expertly installed into the building allowing it to surpass the requirements of the air test that all new builds must undertake.

The property, not surprisingly, has already been sold with the buyer being delighted with the final product.

Listed Building is delicately restored

Listed Building is delicately restored

All the units of the stunning ‘Lawns House‘ re-development have been completed with the new build stone gate house also nearing completion.

The properties ooze many beautiful period features such as decorative cornices, high ceilings and sliding sash windows, that compliment the character of the dominant, Listed building as well as having many modern touches added to assist in making them suitable for modern living. Some of the existing features have been retained in their full glory whereas others needed to be lovingly and painstakingly restored or even added to the units by members of the extremely skilled RDF team. The level of finish both internally and externally is of an exceptionally high standard of quality.

Each unit has a character and ‘feel’ all of it’s own which allows every home owner to have their own individual piece of the magnificent Listed Building.

 

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