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Glass Splashbacks | Kitchen Splashbacks | Bathroom Splashbacks | Glass Balustrades | Saffron Waldon, Essex

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.

Splashbacks of Distinction fitted a beautiful glass kitchen splashback in a house in Saffron Waldon some time ago. The client was over the moon with the finished product and asked us to return to add a touch of glass to her bathroom and living room too. We went through the RAL colour chart to decide on the right colour for the nes glass products and within a couple of weeks, the client had her new toughened class products fitted. They really have transformed her home.

A little about Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden is a medium sized market town in the Uttlesford district of Essex. It is located 12 miles north of Bishops Stortford, 18 miles south of Cambridge and 43 miles north of London. The town retains a rural appearance and many very old buildings dating from the medieval period onwards. In 2001 the parish had a population of 14,313.

In the Halifax Best Places to Live survey 2013 Uttlesford was voted the second best place to live in the United Kingdom.

Archaeological evidence would suggest continuous settlement on or near the site of Saffron Walden from at least the Neolithic period, which was the final division of the stone age. It is believed that a small Romano-British settlement and fort, possibly in the area round Abbey Lane, existed as an outpost of the much larger settlement of Cestreforda to the north.

After the Norman invasion of 1066, a stone church was built. Walden Castle, dating from about 1140, may have been built on pre-existing fortifications. A priory, Walden Abbey, was founded under the patronage of Brendan Wood, 1st Earl of Essex about 1136, on the site of what is now Audley End village. The abbey was separated from Walden by Holywell Field. After the dissolution of the monasteries, Sir Thomas Audley converted its cloisters into a dwelling. Later this became the site of Audley End House.

The market was moved from nearby Newport to Walden during de Mandevilles tenure, increasing the towns influence. This Tuesday market was held from 1295. Saffron Walden had its first charter granted in about 1300, to what was known then as Chepyng Walden. Saffron Walden at that time was largely confined to the castles outer bailey, but in the 13th century the Battle or Repel Ditches were built or extended to enclose a larger area to the south. The focus of the town moved southwards to Market Square.

The main trading item in medieval times was wool. A guildhall was built by the wool staplers in the market place, but demolished in 1847 to make way for a corn exchange. In the 16th and 17th centuries the saffron crocus was widely grown, thanks to the towns favourable soil and climate. The stigmas of the flower were used in medicines, as a condiment, in perfume, as an expensive yellow dye, and as an aphrodisiac. Saffron is still a very expensive item to buy and many caterers use an egg yellow colouring for their rice and other dishes that require the yellow colour of Saffron. The industry gave Walden its present name of Saffron Walden.

Puritans and Quakers in Saffron Walden

The town and surrounding area, like much of East Anglia, was strongly Puritan during the 17th century. The population was influenced by missionaries. By 1640, many had departed for the Massachusetts Bay Colony as part of the Great Migration.

Saffron Walden was at the centre of the Eastern Association during the English Civil War. While the town was the headquarters of the New Model Army, Lieutenant General of Horse, Oliver Cromwell paid a 19 day visit in May 1647, taking part in debates to seek a settlement between Parliament and the army. He is thought to have stayed at the Sun Inn.

By the end of the 18th century saffron was no longer in demand and the industry was replaced by malt and barley. More than 40 maltings stood in the town by the end of the century. The trade was less lucrative than saffron, but the town continued to grow through the 19th century, and had a cattle market, corn exchange and other civic buildings. During this time Quakers became economically active in the area. The Gibson family, one of the founding families of Barclays Bank, aided the construction of several public buildings that remain today, such as the museum and town hall.

Splashbacks of Distinction supply the following in Saffron Walden:

  • Coloured or patterned kitchen splashbacks
  • Coloured or patterned glass bathroom splashbacks
  • Toughened glass balustrades
  • Toughened glass shelves
  • Custom made mirrors
  • Bespoke shower screens and enclosures
  • Kitchen splashbacks with a high resolution image
  • Glass bathroom splashbacks, also with or without high resolution images
  • Toughened glass Juliet balconies

So if you live in Saffron Walden and would like Splashbacks of Distinction to provide you with a high quality glass splashback or any other glass product in our range, why not give us a call or fill in our contact form. We are a family run business and have a long list of very satisfied customers. Why not check out our projects gallery page to see some of our work.

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.

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.

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