So here is the final version. We didn’t buy any new cupboard carcasses or frontals. Mervyn designed the whole thing himself re-siting the original cupboards to producing an uncluttered room with efficient use of the space. The original water supply pipes were very complicated: he moved the incoming supply which allowed him to relocate the sink, washing machine and dish washer to a different side of the room. This then left space to construct a breakfast bar and shelving with oak from www.linnellbros.co.uk in Silverstone. David Green in Syresham re-wired the room for us. We sourced a new sink and worktops (pitch pine) from Towcester builders’ merchant www.tbsdirect.co.uk
This is our own kitchen in serious need of replacement. The layout was illogical, colour scheme dreary, finish poor, plumbing awkward and wiring (we later discovered) dangerous.
Clocks all working fine now – new hands, new varnish – and ready to be delivered. Tested them by hanging them on my workshop wall.
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By an amazing coincidence I have 2 large clocks to repair. The first is an historic Indian Railways replica clock – it needed some dismantling, sanding down and re-varnishing. The very same week another customer brought me a clock which had fallen off the wall and broken.
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This was a small job to repair a rotten fence brought down by a smothering of ivy. The client removed the ivy himself and wanted to re-use the existing gate. We’re always pleased to recycle and reuse.
Mervyn’s latest project has been to design and build a wet weather shelter for a local primary school. It was a tricky site on a slope and overhung by a tree with a Protection Order. There is a seating area and a lockable shed for sports equipment. The children are thrilled – using it as a play den on wet and sunny days. All the wood was sourced from Linnells at Silverstone.