A Young Apprentice

On August 12, 2012, in ARTICLES, NEWS, by joinerbuilder

Offering support to the local community around Ribchester, between Preston and Blackburn in Lancashire, Marcus Whitehead Property Services gives the opportunity for young people looking for work experience in the fields of building, roofing, or joinery. Here, 15 year old Hayden Jowett of Balderstones is demonstrating furniture repair on an attractive hardwood chair. The maintenance [...]

Bespoke Sandstone Fire Surround

On August 3, 2012, in Fireplaces, by joinerbuilder

Fireplace Installation In Preston, Lancashire View more fireplace installations in Lancashire. Our client had chosen the style of fireplace they wanted, and this was faithfully reproduced by our stone masons, to exact specifications to suit the fire it would be housing. Produced in nine parts, prior to the installation in Ribchester, Preston, Lancashire.

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CCF #2: Construction: Fireplaces/Chimneys

On August 2, 2012, in Building, Commercial Client Focus, Maintenance, Roofing, by joinerbuilder

In Preston, Blackburn & Clitheroe. Lancashire’s Ribble Valley. Commercial Client Focus #2: Fuelmizas. Other Commercial Clients. We have been proud to be recommended as builders many times by the Ribble Valley’s longest-established, flagship, wood-burning and multi-fuel stove outlet, Fuelmizas. As their first point of call for all building issues arising from their customers stove installation [...]

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Limestone Fire Surround Installation

On July 26, 2012, in Fireplaces, by joinerbuilder

Fireplace Installation in Whalley, Lancashire. View more fireplace installations in Lancashire. Already a useful DIY’er, the customer had prepared the area and removed the skirting boards, allowing us to set the hearth level, fix the limestone surround to the wall, and make good round the recess with careful positioning of the lining and closers. The importance [...]

Bespoke Oak Fire Surround

On July 5, 2012, in Fireplaces, Joinery, by joinerbuilder

Fireplace Installation in Lostock Hall, Preston, Lancashire. View more fireplace installations in Lancashire. A bespoke, oak fire surround manufactured in our workshop near Preston, Lancashire. The stone fireplace in this Victorian terrace was rendered squarely and sponged up ready receive final coats of emulsion paint. A sandstone hearth was carefully set into the existing floor covering.

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CCF #1: On-Going Site Maintenance

On July 2, 2012, in Commercial Client Focus, Maintenance, by joinerbuilder

In Preston, Blackburn & Clitheroe. Lancashire’s Ribble Valley. Commercial Client Focus #1: Banister Bros & Co Ltd. Other Commercial Clients. Since 2008 we have provided all on-site repairs and improvements to the buildings, offices, workshops and warehouses at Bee Mill, in Ribchester, Preston, in the heart of Lancashire’s Ribble Valley. In addition to this we [...]

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In Pictures: Bespoke Furniture Suite

On July 2, 2012, in In Pictures, Joinery, by joinerbuilder

Whalley, near Blackburn, Lancashire. More Picture Articles. At this job the client had described what they were looking for and a scale drawing of the planned layout was drawn up for the bespoke fitted furniture installation. Click on the picture for a closer look. Whilst a continuous shelf was required to run along the whole [...]

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Faithful Brick Matching

On April 29, 2012, in Building, Fireplaces, by joinerbuilder

Fireplace Installation in Longridge, Preston, Lancashire View more fireplace installations in Lancashire. An example of a fireplace that has been lined in bricks chosen to match the original brick lining, which was now badly sooted up and worn. A wide range of modern bricks are manufactured to look older and brick matching services produce a choice [...]

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Lining A Fireplace Recess

On March 23, 2012, in Fireplaces, by joinerbuilder

Using stone slips to create a stone wall effect. View more fireplace installations in Lancashire. Another tricky job, this fireplace work was undertaken in Tockholes, just out of Darwen, near Blackburn, Lancashire. As the photographs show, the wood-burning stove fired the hot water to the house and the water pipes were visible, much to the annoyance [...]

Open Fire & Fireback Installation

On March 21, 2012, in Fireplaces, by joinerbuilder

Stone Fireplace Installation in Clitheroe. View More Fireplace Installations. We were sent a photograph by a house holder in Clitheroe, Lancashire, who had started opening their fireplace up. They had all the pieces of the cast iron fireback and an old stone hearth and surround they wanted to reuse.

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