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 Dulwich 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 first evidence of Dulwich is as a hamlet outside London in 967AD, granted by King Edgar to one of his thanes Earl Aelfheah.
Harold Godwinson owned the land where Dulwich is located at one point, and after The Battle of Hastings in 1066, King William I of England took charge of the area. In 1333, the population of Dulwich was recorded as only 100.
In 1538, Henry VIII seized control of Dulwich and sold it to goldsmith Thomas Calton for £609. Caltons grandson Sir Francis Calton sold the Manor of Dulwich for £4,900 in 1605 to Elizabethan actor Edward Alleyn. He vested his wealth in a charitable foundation, Alleyns College of God's Gift. The charities modern successor, The Dulwich Estate, still owns 1,500 acres in the Dulwich area, including a number of private roads and a tollgate. Alleyn also constructed a school, a chapel and alms houses in Dulwich.
In the 17th century, King Charles I of England visited Dulwich Woods on a regular basis to hunt.
The oak lined Formal Avenue, known as Coxs Walk, leading from the junction of Dulwich Common and Lordship Lane was cut soon after 1732 by Francis Cox to connect his establishment of the Green Man Tavern and Dulwich Wells with the more popular Sydenham Wells.
By 1815 the Green Man had become a school known as Dr. Glennies academy in Dulwich Grove, although it was demolished about ten years later. Among the pupils here there were a few who became well known, Lord Byron, General Le Marchant and Captain Barclay.
The school expanded in 1842 into a small new building, designed by Sir Charles Barry who designed Westminster Palace, known as the Old Grammar School next to the Old College. In 1857, the foundation was restructured as part of a nationwide review of educational foundations; this resulted in a significant expansion of the school, which was split into an Upper School, which later became Dulwich College, which moved into new buildings designed by Charles Barry in 1870, and a Lower School, which also changed its name to Alleyn's School, moved to its present day site in Townley Road in 1887.
By 1901, the population of Dulwich was recorded as 10,247. In the Second World War, Dulwich was hit by many V-1 flying bombs, colloquially referred to as 'Doodlebugs' and the upgraded V-2 rockets. A possible explanation for this is that the British military when announcing V-1 and V-2 explosions deliberately gave map co-ordinates four miles north of the truth in an attempt to protect densely populated central London and focus the drops on the open spaces in the suburbs instead. This ploy was a common military tactic to save lives in built up areas.
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