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.
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. We cover many areas outside of Hertfordhire too, including Histon in Cambridgeshire.
Owing to the massive growth in demand for our innovative toughened glass products, Splashbacks of Distinction have taken the decision to open up a new dedicated show room in Cambridge. This was the logical step to take as the demand for the style and quality our glass products bring to any home or office space.
With just a short journey of less than seven miles, you can visit our new show room in Cambridge. After all, actually seeing our glass products in person is by far the very best way to appreciate their beauty and quality.
Our Cambridge show room displays many examples of the glass we manufacture and fit and you get a genuine feel for the way it will transform your property when you see it in all its glory.
One of the main reasons why so many are now switching to glass as an alternative to the more traditional materials is the hygiene factor. Wooden shelves can and do look lovely in the right setting, but they are easily scratched or dented by ornaments. A toughened glass shelving system is different in that it allows the natural or targeted light to shine through, showing your prized ornaments off to their fullest effect.
A glass splashback is also far cleaner than the traditional tiles and grout. The tiles are often not the main issue, it's the grout that attracts the grease, dirt and grime, allowing an accumulation of potentially harmful bacteria to thrive if left unchecked. The very same can be said for shower screens and enclosures.
With the problem of keeping our surroundings clinically clean, particularly with the likes of Covid 19 having the potential to remain active for some time to come, it makes sense to have hygienic surfaces around us that are not only simple to maintain in tip top condition, they look amazing too. Also, the experts suspect that these super bugs and viruses are likely to become something that we will have to learn to live with as we move into the future. So making your home more Covid secure and ensuring that as many surfaces can easily be kept hygienically clean is vital.
Most usually referred to as Histon and Impington, these are villages in Cambridgeshire. They are often referred to as one as over the years the two villages have grown and entwined together, to such an extent that many villagers today do not know where one ends and the other begins.
Some of the trackways that pass through these villages are believed to be prehistoric. Flint tools have been dug up in and around the area and aerial photographs show evidence of ancient settlements including Iron Age and Roman. Pieces of Roman pottery have been found in the area.
The earliest part of Impington to be inhabited is near the junction of Cambridge Road and Arbury Road, where there is a large ancient settlement, thought to have been built by the Ancient Britons. The settlement was taken over by the Romans when they invaded Britain. There are several roads in Impington that are thought to be based on Roman roads. The Parish probably dates from about the sixth century, when a Saxon tribe called the Empings lived there. Over time, dukes have gone off to help prevent the Danes from invading, while William I sorted out an argument over the town between the Norman Sheriff of Cambridge and the Church.
Possibly the oldest surviving area of interest is Guns Lane, which is named after a family who once lived in the lane. Today this is just a bridleway but it was for centuries the Cambridge to Ely causeway, which was the main road into the Fens and the Isle of Ely. The Iron Age ringfort that once stood at Arbury may well at one time have guarded one end of this road. During the Norman conquest of England, William the Conqueror passed this way with his army as he chased a rebel Saxon, Hereward the Wake, into the Fens.
Early settlement appears to have been centred around what is now Church End. Originally there were two churches here, St Etheldredas and St Andrews, with each church belonging to a separate manor, but only St Andrews remains today. Before the Reformation these manors were owned by the abbeys of Denny and Eynsham. The Crown sold the manor of St Etheldreda to Sir Thomas Elyot and the manor of St Andrew to Edward Elrington in 1539.
Close by is Histon Manor House. Originally this was on a site with a moat which is still visible today, but at some point the house was moved to higher ground nearby, possibly to avoid flooding.
The churches, manor house and grounds prevented expansion to the west so the village slowly moved towards its current centre which is The Green. The Green many times the size it is currently, all of what is today the High Street would have at one time been the green.
Histon was recorded in the Domesday Book as answering for twenty six and a half hide. A hide was recorded in the book as being 120 fiscal acres.
Included on the Histon Village Sign is a man in a stove hat holding a large rock. This represents Moses Carter, a local strongman who lived in the village in the nineteenth century. Carter was alleged to be over seven feet tall, and famously carried a large stone from a building site to The Boot public house. The stone is still in the pubs garden. Carter is affectionately known locally as The Histon Giant.
Splashbacks of Distinction are available to visit your Histon 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.
Better still, why not drop into our new glass showroom in Cambridge and discuss your home improvement project with one of our dedicated, trained staff?
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.
Splashbacks of Distinction is the trading name of RDC Glass Ltd