The National Trust
is one of the best known organisations in the UK, responsible for environmental and heritage conservation for places of historic interest and natural beauty. It is an independent charity that owns, restores and protects properties and places, from houses, buildings and gardens throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We are delighted to have been involved in one of their projects at Dyffryn Gardens, South Wales.
In an idyllic location, located near the villages of Dyffryn and St. Nicholas in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales, Dyffryn Botanical Gardens
has had a number of bespoke joinery items. This included a Halspan solid particle core door supplied with a manufactured Sapele hardwood frame and MR MDF architrave. Ironmongery and intumescent seals were provided with the doors with the hinge and lock cut outs machined prior to delivery.
Further north, thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant the Wordsworth Trust have been able to invest in improvements to the family home of William Wordsworth
in Grasmere, Cumbria, which will be transformed in time for the 250th anniversary of the poet's birth. Work is currently being undertaken at Dove Cottage, the Wordsworth Museum and to the Gardens. This re-imagining of the Wordsworth site will include a number of improvements for which Parry Joinery are involved. Primarily we have been responsible for the manufacture and supply of new doors to the museum, café and ‘learning space’ with door frames manufactured from Larch softwood and FSC certified Oak hardwood. The work is currently being undertaken so please watch this space for images of the completed joinery work as and when it is installed.
The school summer holidays will be some of the busiest periods for the popular tourist attractions of South Wales and the Lake District and Parry Joinery are delighted to be involved, preserving such buildings for everyone to enjoy.