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 cost of replacing a worktop in your kitchen can be quite high. Fortunately there are some cheaper alternatives available to you in the Hadley Wood area. Splashbacks of Distinction have many satisfied customers who have allowed us to give their worktop and therefore, kitchen a new lease of life by giving it a makeover that would fool anyone. We can cover the existing worktop with the self adhesive cupboard coverings that are readily available and top that off with a toughened glass worktop cover to protect the surface. We even had one customer who had some wallpaper they loved and we used that instead much to their delight. As long as the glass is sealed to prevent any ingress of liquids, the sandwiched covering will stay looking good for years as long as it is colour fast and not bleached by sunlight. By calling Splashbacks of Distinction, you are sure to get the best service available. So if you live in the Hadley Wood area, why not call Splashbacks of Distinction today for all your glass splashbacks and worktop requirements, we won't let you down!
The area in which Hadley Wood rests is part of the historical hunting grounds of Enfield Chase and some of the land that has been part of the estate of the Sovereign since 1399 remains to this day owned by the Duchy of Lancaster.
The Act of Disenchasement of 1777 divided Enfield Chase into plots for sale as agricultural leases. Much of the work was carried out by Francis Russell, "His Majesty's Surveyor for the South part of the Duchy of Lancaster. As a reward for his good work Russell was allowed to purchase 152 acres of land between Beech Hill and Cockfosters Road, Beech Hill Park, where he built Russell Mansion, which was later, renamed Beech Hill Park Mansion. After several ownership changes the estate was acquired by Charles Jack, a local farmer, in 1854. In the 1880s Jack negotiated the establishment of a railway station, which introduced the name "Hadley Wood" with Great Northern Railway, and arranged for the Duchy of Lancaster to convert the leases around that into building leases. Charles Jack died in 1896 but the development continued and by 1901 over sixty dwellings had been constructed, however, the estate started to sell some of its interests. Jack's freehold property, Beech Hill Park Mansion, became dilapidated and the site was sold off in the early 1920s, becoming Hadley Wood Golf Club.
Hadley Wood itself sits just east of the village of Monken Hadley, which is now a suburb of Barnet, with the two settlements sharing several features of social life. However, in modern history the two communities are distinct and separate, belonging to different parishes which in turn belong to different civil Boroughs and ecclesiastical Deaneries.
Hadley Wood has always possessed a strong historical link with the suburb of Cockfosters. In civil administration, Hadley Wood was part of the Municipal Borough of Enfield since its foundation in 1850 all the way up until 1965. Hadley Wood became part of the newly created Ward of Hadley Wood and Cockfosters in 1909 to allow for the return of local councillors. In 1965 the Municipal Borough was abolished, and the London Borough of Enfield formed. The Ward of Hadley Wood and Cockfosters, whilst covering the same geographical area, are now known simply as the Ward of Cockfosters.
In ecclesiastical administration, Hadley Wood remains part of the parish of Cockfosters and the Deanery of Enfield. However, in 1911 a small local church dedicated to St Paul was opened on Camlet Way, Hadley Wood. Although it has not achieved the status of a parish church, it now operates independently of Cockfosters parish church with its own staff and administration.
The large, four-platform railway station at Hadley Wood appears to be out of proportion to the size of the local community; folklore suggests that the station was enlarged at the behest of local resident Sir Nigel Gresley, the Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London and North Eastern Railway who lived in Hadley Wood during the 1920s and 1930s before moving away to near St Albans. Yet, there seems to be little or no evidence to support the theory.
Today, Hadley Wood is an affluent area with many extremely expensive properties, and remains a very desirable place to live.
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