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.
There are so many uses for glass in and around your Finchley home. Most people think of the windows and possibly the doors, but did you realise just how good toughened glass can look as a splashback behind your bathroom basin, kitchen sink or cooker? Glass even looks fantastic when used as a worktop or worktop cover. Glass is easy to keep clean and streak free with the minimum of fuss and it's very hygienic too. In the catering industry, stainless steel has been used for many years but over a relatively short time can become badly scratched, which in turn harbours a lot of bacteria. Glass is now being introduced to the professional kitchens up and down the country as it is not prone to the same fate as stainless steel. Splashbacks of Distinction has installed glass splashbacks in a couple of hotel kitchens in the Finchley area recently. The toughened glass we used replaced the quarry tiled splashbacks that were particularly grubby behind the cooker and the Perspex splashback that was behind the pot washers sinks. Why not join our happy band of satisfied customers by calling Splashbacks of Distinction today?
It is thought that Finchley most probably means "Finch's clearing" or "finches' clearing" in late Anglo-Saxon; the name was first recorded in the early 13th century. Finchley is not recorded in the Domesday Book, but by the 11th century its lands were held by the Bishop of London. In the early medieval period Finchley was sparsely populated woodland, whose inhabitants made their living by supplying pigs and fuel to London.
Extensive cultivation began about the time of the Norman Conquest. By the 15th and 16th centuries the woods on the eastern side of Finchley had been cleared to form Finchley Common. The medieval Great North Road, which ran through the common, was notorious for highwaymen until the early 19th century and some wealthy travellers would employ out riders to protect them from the armed thieves.
St Mary-at-Finchley Church is first recorded in the 1270s. Near the northern gate to the Bishop of London's park, the hamlet of East End, later East Finchley, had begun to develop by 1365. By the 18th century Finchley was well known for the quality of its hay, which was the dominant agricultural activity until the second half of the 19th century. North Finchley only began to develop after the enclosure of the common during the 1820s.
It formed an ancient parish in the county of Middlesex, originally within the hundred of Ossulstone and later becoming its own urban district, which was then incorporated as a municipal borough in 1933. It has been part of Greater London since 1965.
The Edgware, Highgate and London Railway, which later became the Great Northern Railway reached Finchley in 1867. It ran from Finsbury Park via Finchley to Edgware. The branch from Finchley to High Barnet opened in 1872. In 1905 tram services were established in Finchley, and extended shortly afterwards to Barnet. They were eventually replaced by trolleybuses.
In 1933, the Underground New Works Programme to electrify the lines through Finchley, and connect the Northern line from Archway to East Finchley, via a new tunnel was announced. Much of the work was carried out and East Finchley station was rebuilt, but the project was halted by the Second World War. All passenger services from Finchley to Edgware ended in September 1939. Nevertheless, Underground trains began running from central London to High Barnet in 1940, and to Mill Hill East, to reach the army barracks, in 1941.
After the war, the introduction of London's Metropolitan Green Belt undermined pre-war plans and the upgrading between Mill Hill East and Edgware was abandoned, although the line continued to be used by steam trains for goods traffic through Finchley, until 1964.
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