Stainless makes a statement in ‘new’ stately home
BPC Fixings are proud to have been involved in a project that’s a real step beyond the expected.
We were recently invited to add our expertise and experience to what can only be described as the first ‘Stately Home’ to be built in Yorkshire for the past 200 years.
As far-fetched as a ‘new’ stately home may seem, we were called upon to play a major role in the construction of an entirely new structure, comprising the 10-bedroom Ravenswick Hall and associated buildings – including a leisure building, guard house, bat barn, service building and temple building. All of it, the vision of ADAM Architecture.
Where we came in was to work with North East Joinery company (T Brown Joiners LTD) to produce and supply all of the metalwork for timber construction in the hall and beyond.
The joist hangers and other products we provided were a combination of galvanised and high quality stainless steel.
Galvanised was used in the main house, guard house and service building, while stainless, with its higher resistance to corrosion, was chosen for the bat barn and leisure building where moisture levels would be consistently high.
In the roof of the leisure building in particular, our stainless systems contributed to an impressive beamed and vaulted ceiling that could easily last another 200 years or more.
While all the metalwork at Ravenswick Hall was hidden after roof completion, stainless steel has another attractive feature for building design, too: when polished to a reflective shine, or given a satin brushed finish, it makes a fantastic, eye-catching feature in exposed beams and other woodwork.
You won’t be surprised to hear that simply holding supplies of stainless steel in stock for any given time means a financial commitment that’s hard to justify for many merchants. However, BPC have committed to manufacturing a standard range of builders metalwork in stainless steel available for next day delivery across the UK. Ask your local merchant for BPC stainless steel fixings!
We’ll leave the last word to Tony Brown of North East joiners, who it was our pleasure to work closely with throughout Ravenswick Hall build: “I can honestly say BPC is the best fixings company we’ve worked with. Their knowledge and expertise is unrivalled, we always got a prompt answer to any queries, and their fast turnaround delivery dates were always met.”Back