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Glass Splashbacks | Kitchen Splashbacks | Bathroom Splashbacks | Glass Balustrades | Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

Based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Splashbacks of Distinction have a real passion for toughened glass in and around the home. We have transformed many properties, both commercial and domestic with our glass splashbacks, for kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. Our toughened glass balustrades, glass shelving and splashbacks with high resolution images have really caught the imagination of people who demand beauty and functionality in their homes and offices.

Although we are based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, we cover a much wider area. We currently cover the counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Berkshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and London, but we are expanding rapidly, such is the demand for our top quality glass products.

Recently we have supplied and fitted an assortment of quality toughened glass products in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.

Where is Beaconsfield?

Beaconsfield is a market town and civil parish operating as a town council within the South Bucks district in Buckinghamshire. It lies 23.6 miles northwest of Charing Cross in Central London, and 17 miles south-east of the county town of Aylesbury. Other nearby towns includes Amersham to the north northeast, Gerrards Cross to the southeast and High Wycombe to the west.

Some Beaconsfield history

The parish itself comprises Beaconsfield town and land, which is predominantly arable land. Although far smaller than it was, a beech forest remains to supply an established beech furniture industry that is based in High Wycombe. The beech wood furniture industry is still involved in the design and manufacture of modal and various artisan pieces that are much sought after globally.

Beaconsfield is actually recorded in property returns of 1185 where it is spelt Bekenesfeld. This spelling literally means beechen field which would used to have been read as a clearing in the beeches. Nearby Burnham Beeches is a forest named after the beech tree too. Although, it is often incorrectly contested that Beaconsfield derived its name from a street called Beacon Hill in the neighbouring village of Penn, which was a lookout point and beacon originating in Saxon times. Local men were called to defend an island fort as the beacon was part of a chain from the naval base at Portsmouth via Butser Hill Hindhead, Hogsback and Windsor. At the first sign of an invasion, the fire beacons would be lit in succession, offering an early warning of the incoming attack.

The parish church at the crossroads of Old Beaconsfield is dedicated to St Mary, it was rebuilt of flint and bath stone by the Victorians in 1869. The United Reformed Church in Beaconsfield can trace its roots of non-conformist worship in the town way back to 1704. Old Beaconsfield has a number of old coaching inns along a wide street of red brick houses and small shops. It was the first stopping point for coaches on the road between London and Oxford, as it is set at an equal distance between the two places.

An annual charter fair is traditionally held on 10 May in Beaconsfield and has been held every year since 1269. Beaconsfield celebrated its 750th year in 2019.

Beaconsfield in Victorian times

In the Victorian era, Beaconsfield was the home constituency of Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1868 and then again from 1874 until 1880. Disraeli had a home, Hughenden Manor in the nearby town of High Wycombe. In 1876 he was made the 1st Earl of Beaconsfield by Queen Victoria, as she had a very favourable opinion of him. It was due to this that Beaconsfield became a popular road name in industrial cities across the country in the late Victorian era.

Beaconsfield is the burial place of the author G. K. Chesterton, Edmund Burke and the poet Edmund Waller, for whom a tall stone obelisk was erected over the tomb chest in St Mary and All Saints churchyard.

In 1624, Waller's family acquired Wilton Manor and Hall Barn in Beaconsfield. The Wallers, who came from Speldhurst in Kent, were settled at Beaconsfield as early as the 14th century.

Television, film, literature and the first model village in Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield is the location of Bekonscot model village, which was the first model village in the world; and Beaconsfield Film Studios becoming the National Film and Television School, where many film directors, including Nick Park and technicians were taught and honed their craft. Beaconsfield is also the birthplace of Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series of fantasy novels. Several scenes in Brief Encounter, a classic film about a woman in a dull middle class marriage who almost undertakes an affair, were filmed in Beaconsfield: Station Parade served as Milford High Street and Boots on Burke's Parade was where Alec runs into Laura. The exterior of the Royal Saracens Head Inn can be seen in the James Bond film Thunderball, and the interior shots for the pub in Hot Fuzz were filmed in the Royal Standard pub. The New Town also features in two other post-war colour films, John & Julie and The Fast Lady. Many other parts of the town have been used in films due to the old film studio and nearby Pinewood Studios. More recently, Beaconsfield has often been used as a filming location for the murder mystery series, Midsomer Murders and the Inspector Morse spinoff Lewis.

The New Town of Beaconsfield was built one mile further to the north, when the railway finally arrived, at the turn of the 20th century. The railway station is on the Chiltern Main Line out of Marylebone towards High Wycombe it then branches to Aylesbury, and Birmingham Snow Hill. Old Beaconsfield which grew up on the Oxford Road in part to serve the horse drawn coach traffic is mirrored by New Beaconsfield which has grown up round the more modern railway station.

Theatre is alive and well in Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield is also home to the Chiltern Shakespeare Company, which annually holds amateur performances of Shakespeare plays. The Beaconsfield Theatre Group is over sixty years old, with the Beaconsfield Musical & Operatic Society being even older, at over a century in operation. There is also The Young Theatre at Beaconsfield, which is a theatre company that is run by young people for young people, who were winners of the All British Festival of One Act Plays in 2004.

Enid Blyton and Beaconsfield

Enid Blyton also set up home in Beaconsfield in 1938. She was a much loved and world famous author, who was responsible for so many wonderful childhood memories. It could be argued that more children have had one of her books read to them as bedtime stories than any other author.

The Beaconsfield Society organised an Enid Blyton Week to raise awareness and to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Enid Blyton's arrival in Beaconsfield.

When Enid Blyton came to Beaconsfield

Enid and her first husband Hugh Pollock moved to Beaconsfield from Old Thatch near Bourne End in 1938. They purchased a large eight bed roomed house set in two and a half acres for £3000. Unfortunately, the property was demolished in 1973. Today the area where it used to stand at Penn Road is called Blyton Close and is the only remaining clue that such a famous person had ever lived in Beaconsfield. Blyton continued to live in Beaconsfield until her death in 1968.

Update your Beaconsfield property with a splashback

If you are getting bored looking at those out dated ceramic tiles in your kitchen and bathroom, why not consider updating the whole house with some vibrant, modern and hygienic toughened glass splashbacks. They not only look amazing, but they are far more hygienic and will stay looking amazing for many years to come. When you consider how many times people change tiles in their house over the years, compared to how many times they have to change their windows, you will see and appreciate the longevity of glass.

Splashbacks of Distinction will be happy to discuss your requirements with you and will help you to decide on the perfect colour or tint for your new glass splashback.

Splashbacks of Distinction are available to visit your Beaconsfield home to measure up and fit a quality glass splashback or one of our other toughened glass products. Glass is such a clean and modern medium for your home and you'd be surprised just how much glass can transform your home.

Splashbacks of Distinction supply the following splashback products in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

  • Glass kitchen splashbacks
  • Glass kitchen splashback samples
  • Glass kitchen splashbacks in many different colours
  • Printed glass splashbacks
  • Colour matched splashbacks
  • Painted splashbacks

Splashbacks of Distinction also supply the following glass products in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

  • Stainless steel and glass Balustrades
  • Glass shelves
  • Coloured mirrors
  • Toughened mirrors
  • Decorative glass
  • Glass hardware
  • Glass worktops
  • Glass shower cubicle
  • Garden glass balustrades
  • Glass staircases
  • Glass table tops
  • Satin glass
  • Toughened glass
  • Laminated glass
  • Opaque glass

Splashbacks of Distinction also supply the following glass related services in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

  • Glass cut to size
  • Mirrors cut to size while you wait
  • Glass processing
  • Glass supply and installation
  • Supply only splashbacks
  • A glass express service
  • Template and fit

Only the finest quality from Splashbacks of Distinction

Splashbacks of Distinction ensure that only the finest quality toughened glass is used in all our products. We guarantee all of our work and are fully insured. We employ only trained and certified engineers. Splashbacks of Distinction never leave your property without ensuring you are totally satisfied with your beautiful new glass splashback, baluster, shelving or shower enclosure.

Further Information

If you would like to know more or are interested in a quote we would be happy to help. Phone us on 01920 830 084, email us at enquiries@splashbacksofdistinction.co.uk or fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Areas covered in Buckinghamshire:

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