Brief: In 2013 we were approached by Mr Clarke to quote for some joinery on a renovation project he was undertaking in Reedham. The Methodist Chapel was built in 1881 and was soon to be auctioned as potential residential dwellings so we were looking forward to adding some modern touches to this wonderful building.
Solution / Execution: The project was made up of screens, French doors and pivot windows which were all manufactured from engineered Scandinavian Redwood. The windows were sprayed in Teknos “Clean White” and the French doors were finished in Farrow and Ball “Pitch Blue” and “Calke Green”. Each of the doors showcased raised and fielded panels and sunburst frames and the stained glass detail around the windows created stunning reflections in Cobalt Blue and Fire Red. Each piece of joinery was made to be sympathetic to the style of the historic building whilst at the same time, bringing it up to date with the latest high performance technology, stainless steel ironmongery and multi point locking systems.
Result: Mr Clarke was really pleased with the end result and on seeing our joinery in pride of place in the old chapel, we couldn’t have been happier ourselves. When it comes to creating joinery for older properties, it is essential that the right balance is struck between modern technology and traditional styling and with the Methodist Chapel it is easy to see how, when done correctly, it can shed a whole new light on a historic building.