While each of our completed projects brings great pride to us and total satisfaction to every customer, what better accolade or recommendation can you get than to have your work shown on national television? Well, that’s what happened when one of our projects recently featured on an episode of Channel 4’s George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations.
George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations
For those that haven’t seen it, George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations is a property transformation show on Channel 4. The properties featured are usually older commercial or industrial buildings from all over the country that are unsafe, unloved, or unused. Each episode focuses on the people with the vision, drive, and commitment to transform these local landmarks into beautiful living spaces while retaining the building’s original features.
Previous episodes have included renovations to a Victorian bank, a police station, a cattle shed and milking parlour, and even an electrical substation tower. So we were pleased to get a call from the show’s production team in July 2021 about working with the new owners of a 19th-century, former glassworks factory in Brighton. And boy, did we jump at the chance!
Bespoke timber doors and windows
Almost immediately, we spoke with new property owner, James, connecting over his family being local to our part of the world and holidaying in Salcombe as a kid. That chat gave us a great foundation to start brainstorming ideas about what we could do for the doors and windows he wanted in his renovation, including the design, materials, and the choice of glass, ironmongery, and paint finishes.
And, as with all property developments, schedules and timings are everything – especially when there’s a TV show to be made – so it wasn’t all plain sailing. While James and his builders got the project underway, we couldn’t complete a site survey due to timings and delays. But with conversations picking up again in October 2021, we had just a two-month turnaround time to complete the project ready for fitting in December 2021, which included:
- Three large, ground-floor double doors with opening fanlights
- One ground-floor front door
- Two first-floor balcony sliding sash windows and a half-glazed door
You can find out more about the project in detail by reading our Brighton, The Glassworks, case study.
Authentic character every time
Though we were never directly involved with the production or filming of the show, the turnaround times and location added an extra layer of excitement for us. As a company, we pride ourselves on our reputation for taking on challenging – and remarkable – renovation or refurbishment projects.
Carrying out exceptional work with demanding schedules and locations that take us all over the country is part of the process. Wherever we go and whatever the schedule, we create beautifully bespoke, handcrafted windows and doors with authentic character and quality craftsmanship that fit the client’s needs. And the results perfectly suit the interior design and exterior architecture every time.
Catch up with NMJ today
Though the show aired on 13th July, we couldn’t shout about it beforehand. So if you watched it on the night, you were among the 1.4 million viewers who tuned in. But if you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it now on Channel 4’s on-demand service, All4 (look for Series 2, Episode 3). You can catch glimpses of our windows and doors after the 30-minute mark, before the full reveal near the end of the show. Don’t forget to let us know what you think!
And when you have a renovation or refurbishment project, get in touch and let’s have a conversation about your door or window installation. Contact us today on 01822 615 010, send us a message, or email us at email@example.com.