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 Hillingdon 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.
Hillingdon was formed in 1965 from the Hayes and Harlington Urban District, Municipal Borough of Uxbridge, Ruislip Northwood Urban District, and Yiewsley and West Drayton Urban District of Middlesex. The councils involved were initially unable to decide upon a name, with one suggesting Uxbridge, but in October 1963 it was later revised to Hillingdon.
The coat of arms for the London Borough of Hillingdon was granted on 22 March 1965. Between 1973 and 1978, the boroughs civic centre was built in Uxbridge.
The borough has been twinned with the French town of Mantes la Jolie and the German town of Schleswig since the Hayes and Harlington Urban District created the link in 1958. The twinning programme was reviewed in 2011 and it was suggested that the link with Schleswig be ended owing to a lack of contact between the towns. In December 2011, the borough decided instead to end the link with a second German town, Emden, citing administrative problems.
The population of Hillingdon grew from 2001 to 2011 by 11.5%, which is 4.4% above the England and Wales mean of 7.1% and as such is part of the fastest population growth area in Greater London. By comparison Merton and Bromley had growth of 4.5% and Tower Hamlets had growth of 26.4%.
The church of St John the Baptist church stands at the top of Hillingdon Hill, at its junction with Royal Lane. It was built in 1629, replacing an earlier building that had become unsafe. In 1846, the architect George Gilbert Scott was asked to design an extension, as the increasing population meant the church was becoming rather crowded during congregations. This extension was completed between 1847 and 1848 by the Fassnidge builders from Uxbridge.
On 8 November 1940, a bomb fell on the south side of the church, damaging many of the windows on the south and east sides of the church. The windows were repaired after the war. The barrel roof of the chancel was renovated in 1953 to commemorate the coronation of Elizabeth II. In 1964, a vestry was built on the north-eastern side of the Hillingdon church.
There is a notable brass on the north wall of the south aisle dedicated to John, 8th Baron Strange of Knokin and his wife Jacquetta that dates from around 1509.
Hillingdon Court was built in 1858 by Sir Charles Mills to be used as his family home, after he had bought separate adjacent properties in Vine Lane. Both buildings were demolished and the plots combined to allow the construction of the new property. The Hillingdon mansion remained in the family's ownership until Charles Mills, 2nd Baron Hillingdon died in 1919. Part of the estate was bought by Hillingdon local authority, while the mansion was bought by the Roman Catholic Order of the Sacred Heart and became a nursing home in 1920.
After the Second World War, the mansion became a girls' school, and in 1978 it was bought by ACS International Schools to become ACS Hillingdon. Under the ownership of ACS International Schools, the mansion has been extended and converted in parts to meet the needs of a school. The area of land that had been purchased by the local authority remains today as Hillingdon Court Park.
Hillingdon has had its fair share of famous residents over the years. Actor The comedian James Corden was born in Hillingdon
The actress Lynne Frederick was born in Hillingdon. Frederick initially enjoyed a career spanning ten years, where she made over thirty appearances in film and television productions. The Hillingdon lass was known for her classic English rose beauty, she often played the girl next door and was famous for her performances in a range of genres, from contemporary science fiction to horror, romantic dramas, classic westerns, and occasional comedies, although her greater successes were in period films and costume dramas.
In 1980, after the tragic and sudden death of her husband, the great Peter Sellers, she came to national attention over the nature of his will, in which she was listed as the primary beneficiary. She was publicly criticised, ridiculed and perceived as a gold digger by the press and public. Her career and reputation never recovered from the backlash and she was subsequently blacklisted by Hollywood. She lived out the remainder of her years in California, and kept a low profile until her death in 1994.
The Bill actor Huw Higginson was born in Hillingdon. He was a regular character in the long running police series, playing the role of the often sulky PC George Garfield.
Musician of rolling Stones, the Faces and the Jeff Beck Group fame, Ronnie Wood was born in Hillingdon.
The celebrated English footballer Glenn Hoddle was also born in Hillingdon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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