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.
The beauty of glass has captured our imaginations for centuries, but in recent years the appeal for this superb product has been realised in the modern home or office.
Glass is very hygienic with no grout lines to trap dirt or germs, the glass itself will not absorb any liquids so it shrugs off stains with ease, but essentially it just looks great!
Such is the demand for our toughened glass products, we have decided to not only supply and fit our glass products in and around Wisbech, we have set up shop in the county too.
Splashbacks of Distinction have a showroom in Cambridge. Come along and see the wide range and variety of products we offer. From kitchen splashbacks with patterns, colours, images or even with your own photos. Bathroom shower enclosures, balustrades and office partitions. You would be amazed at how fantastic your space can look with the right glass products supplied and fitted by a name you can trust.
Wisbech is a pleasant market town in the Fens of Cambridgeshire. The River Nene runs through the centre of the town and is spanned by two bridges. The name is believed to mean on the back of the river Ouse, Ouse being a common Celtic word relating to water and the name of a river that once flowed through the town.
During the Iron Age, the area of Wisbech was in the west of the Brythonic Iceni tribes territory. Icenian coins have been found in both March and Wisbech.
Like the rest of the county of Cambridgeshire, Wisbech was part of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of East Anglia. The kingdom of East Anglia was formed in the 6th Century in the wake of the Anglo-Saxon settlement of the British Isles. It was initially ruled by the Wuffingas dynasty, named after Wuffa, whose name means descendants of the wolf, during the 7th and 8th Centuries.
One of the first proven references to Wisbech is in a charter dated 664, that grants the Abbey at Medeshamstede, which is now Peterborough land in Wisbech and in 1000, when Oswy and Leoflede, on the admission of their son Aelfwin as a monk, gave the vill to the monastery of Ely. Vill is a term used in English history to describe the basic rural land unit, roughly comparable to that of a parish, manor, village or tithing.
In 1086, when Wisbech was held by the abbot, there mwere around sixty five to seventy families, in Wisbech manor. However, Wisbech, which is the only one of the Marshland parishes to be mentioned in the Domesday Book, probably comprised the whole area from Tydd Gote down to the far end of Upwell at Welney.
A castle was built by William I to fortify the site. By 1086, the population was that of a large village. The main industries practiced by villagers was farming and fishing.
Richard I gave Wisbech a charter. King John of England visited the castle on 12 October 1216 as he came from Bishops Lynn. Tradition has it that his baggage train was lost to the incoming tide of The Wash. Treasure hunters are still looking for the lost royal treasure today, although it is doubtful any will have survived under water all this time. Twenty years later the castle was destroyed by sea flooding; but was rebuilt by 1246.
The Charter of Edward VI of 1549 raised the Wisbech to a corporation. In the same year a plot of land for the school house was donated. By 1333, the kiln in Wisbech was producing thousands of bricks for construction. There were several fisheries belonging to the manor of Wisbech and a porpoise was sent to Wisbech Castle.
During the protestant reigns of Elizabeth I, James I, and Charles I, there was a state ecclesiastical prison in Wisbech for Catholics, many of whom died there owing to the appaling conditions. In 1588 it is claimed that two of the gunpowder plot accused were committed to Wisbeach Castle. The last Abbot of Westminster, John Feckenham was also held at Wisbech Castle. The palace was demolished and replaced with a mansion in the middle of the 17th century, and this mansion was demolished in 1816.
In 1620 former Wisbech residents William White and Dorothea Bradford sailed on the Mayflower to the New World with her husband William Bradford, who would later become Governor Bradford. The Mayflower was an English ship that transported a group of English families known today as the Pilgrims from England to the New World in 1620. Afterten weeks at sea, the Mayflower, with 102 passengers and a crew of about 30, reached America, dropping anchor near the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in November 1620. A year on, they celebrated their autumn harvest, which became the first Thanksgiving in America.
If you live in Wisbech and would like to get rid of those old out of date ceramic tiles in your kitchen or bathroom, why not give Splashbacks of Distinction a call and leave the rest up to us?
We can help guide you through the entire process from selecting the perfect colour for your new toughened glass splashback, to the final installation. Glass is a fantastic, modern and hygienically clean product that not only looks great, it saves you having to spend hours scrubbing or re-touching the grout in between tiles.
Splashbacks of Distinction are available to visit your Wisbech 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 email@example.com 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