Timber window and door specialist ERW Joinery Ltd is delighted to be part of the prestigious line-up of finalists in the G-15 Commercial Project of the Year category. This is not the first time this family-run business from Teeside has made it through to the finals, having won the G-10 Retail Promotional Campaign of the Year. This year, however, it’s the commercial part of the business that is getting the recognition with ERW’s project to renovate the historic Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Museum.

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Museum Secretary, John Wright, from the Watch Tower

Philip Wall, ERW’s Commercial Manager comments: “Described as best experienced ‘during a storm when the waves crash over the pier and lighthouse’, the old, rather romantic, Grade II listed wooden building looks out over the mouth of the Tyne and the notorious Black Middens rocks and is now occupied by the RNLI and HM Coastguard. In total our specialist team carried out the overhaul and repair of 39 vertical sliding sash windows, 2 casement windows, as well as 6 hardwood inward opening casement windows.

“As specialists in renovation and restoration, we are invited to work on some truly historic and prestigious buildings. The Watch House Museum project was particularly special as we were able to utilise our extensive knowledge of timber to re-create some unique sash windows within the circular “lamp room”, and to overhaul a wide selection of historical vertical sliding sash and casements. Working alongside Kier North & MGM Specialist Construction Ltd, we were able to transform this building whilst protecting the original and unique artefacts held within.

“Working with timber, one of the nation’s best loved building materials, is a privilege in itself, but being able to replace and renovate doors and windows on some of our region’s best known historic public buildings really is an honour. Joining some of the big global brands in the G-Award shortlist is a further endorsement of our work and whether we win or not, we’re really looking forward to celebrating in London in November.”

For more information on the commercial services of ERW Joinery Ltd visit www.erwltd.co.uk/trade-homepage