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 are a family run, professional business that is based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. We cover a wide area, supplying and fitting many different types of glass products and offer many premium glass related services.
Splashbacks of Distinction are happy to visit your Chadwell Heath property to discuss any glass project you may have. We can help with advice, supply and fitting of your new glass splashback or other glass products.
The name Chadwell is first recorded in 1254 as Chaudewell and means the cold spring. The name was first applied to a settlement on the Barking side of the ancient Barking and Dagenham boundary and it was also known as Chadwell Street. In the 17th century the Blackheath Common in Dagenham parish was renamed Chadwell Heath. As the settlements merged the Chadwell Street name was lost in favour of Chadwell Heath.
The railway was constructed through the area from Romford and Ilford and in 1864 Chadwell Heath railway station was opened. It was the end of the line for both the London tram system and later the electric trolley bus service from Aldgate. The trolley buses turned around at Station Road and Wangey Road.
The London to Colchester Roman road led to some early development while much of the rest of Chadwell Heath remained rural. Suburban growth commenced in 1900 and proceeded rapidly until World War I, increasing after the war.
Chadwell Heath suffered several bomb hits during World War II. A large parachute mine also exploded causing extensive residential damage in Bennett Road, destroying the school, while a second failed to explode and its parachute became entangled in horse-chestnut trees near Chadwell Heath Station. It did not explode because it was cradled in very soft soil as the result of digging near Hemmings Bakery. It was found by Walter Wiffen, a train guard from Cedar Park Gardens on his way to work at the station early the next morning. He reported it at the police station, which is now the Eva Hart pub, and oversaw the evacuation of Cedar Park Gardens to the bomb shelter at the corner of Wangey Road and the High Road. A V2 rocket landed on Blackbush Avenue in Chadwell Heath, killing several people and blowing out windows for half a mile around. The V2 Rocket was the upgraded version of flying bomb that Hitler used to bombard the United Kingdom. Its predecessor was the V1, or Doodlebug as it was nicknamed. This bomb looked very similar to a small unmanned plane and made a distinctive noise while flying. It was said that if you heard one overhead, you would pray that the noise didn't stop while it was above you, as this would herald the engine cut out and the bomb would fall to its random target.
Later, the local council replaced the windows with much more modern frames, and the results provided an incongruous look to the older house designs. A heavy anti-aircraft battery was located east of Whalebone Lane North and traces of the concrete emplacements remain today. A V2 Rocket destroyed two houses in Woodlands Avenue, Chadwell Heath and damaged the houses that had been repaired after the landmine that had destroyed the Whalebone Junior School in Bennett Road.
Eva Hart was one of the few people who survived the tragic sinking of the Titanic White Star owned cruise liner. She lived in Chadwell Heath for a large portion of her life, and she died on the 14th of February, 1996 due to cancer.
In honour of her life as well as the many contributions to the city, such as aiding soldiers during the Blitz, the local police station was renovated into a pub, the Eva Hart House, on Romford High Road.
The local park in Chadwell Heath is St Chad's Park, a good sized field that is lined with beautiful trees. It is the oldest park in Barking and Dagenham, being built in 1830.
West Ham United's training ground was located in Chadwell Heath until late 2015. On the 10th of December 2015, Slaven Bilic, the then manager of West Ham, announced that from the 14th of December the club would be moving from the old training ground at Saville Road to the new training ground at nearby Rush Green.
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.
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Splashbacks of Distinction is the trading name of RDC Glass Ltd