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’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.
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.