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 Northolt 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.
Northolt is located in Greater London and is mentioned in the Domesday Book as being held by Geoffrey de Mandeville, and archaeological evidence suggests that there was a Saxon village at the location from the 8th century onwards. The medieval village had its origins in the Saxon period. Up to late Victorian times, the area was rural with predominantly arable crops being grown. The fourteenth century Northolt Manor existed behind the present Court Farm Road and was excavated from 1950 onwards. A barn constructed in the area in 1595 can now be seen in the Chiltern Open Air Museum. In the early part of the 18th century farmland was enclosed in order to provide hay for the City of London, alongside more traditional crops such as peas and beans.
The earliest record of Northolt is in 872 as the Anglo Saxon noro healum, where noro is North and healum, or hale is a nook, corner, or retreat. By 1610, the Name Northolt appears, with holt having no relationship with 'wood', but an evolution of hala, hale, hal, hall, halle and holt.
In May 1915 the Royal Flying Corp established an airfield in neighbouring South Ruislip in the London Borough of Hillingdon, Most early RAF airfields were named after the nearest railway station; in this case Northolt Junction, so it became RAF Northolt.
WW1 also brought an urgent need for more munitions, and in 1915 the Ministry of Munitions created many national munitions factories. The National Filling Factory No 7 in Hayes, Middlesex had an explosives magazine at Northolt which was completed late in 1916. This huge site had twenty stores each able to hold one hundred tons of explosives, and was connected by a rail spur at Northolt Junction station. The location was just North-East of the current Ruislip Gardens station, with the rail spur on the south side of Yeading Brook, and the magazines connected by trolley ways on the North side. About one hundred tons of explosives per day were sent by rail to Hayes for filling artillery shells. The Hayes factory and the magazine were removed after the war ended.
Suburban development began in the 1920s. Most of the housing north of the Western Avenue was built in the 1920s 1930s, and is in the private housing sector. Most of the housing built to the south of the Western Avenue was built in the 1960s 1970s, and is in the social housing sectors, particularly along the Kensington and Ruislip Roads.
Two important transport links run through Northolt, namely the Grand Union Canal and the A40 road.
In the 21st century, a new large private housing development was built on the former site of the Taylor Woodrow Company, adjacent to the Grand Union Canal. This development is known as Grand Union Village and incorporates a new canal boat marina.
Anti-social behaviour has become the most common reported crime, followed by violent and sexual offences in Northolt. Crime levels notably increased, by up to 50% between 2013 and 2014. The national press delivered coverage of a knifeman who took some of his relative's hostage at a flat in 1985. Jimmy Canning, an active IRA member, lived undercover in Northolt from 1991 to 1993; he had struck up a relationship with Northolt local Audrey Lamb and moved into her house at 15 Islip Gardens, using it as a weapons and bomb storage depot. He and Lamb were arrested in 1992 following police surveillance.
Northolt became famous for the pony racing which took place in Northolt Park. A one-and-a-half mile racecourse was constructed by Sir William Bass and Viscount Lascelles, and opened in 1929 by the Earl of Harewood and his wife the Princess Royal.
During the Second World War, the land was taken over and used as an army depot and prisoner of war camp. Despite numerous attempts to revive pony racing after the war the land was given over to housing construction. The Racecourse Estate was constructed between 1951 and 1955 in order to solve a severe housing shortage within Northolt. The gates of the original racecourse remain in Petts Hill, and a section of the track can be observed as a long, flat stretch of land alongside Mandeville Road.
The popular comedy series My Hero, produced between 2000 and 2006, and featuring Ardal O'Hanlon and Emily Joyce, was set in Northolt.
An episode of the very popular children's television series Tracy Beaker had scenes filmed at the former Northolt Swimarama, in Eastcote Lane North.
A staged documentary called Ghost watch that was broadcast on Halloween in 1992, was filmed in Northolt. It was the tale of a single mother haunted in her Northolt home by a mysterious figure called "Pipes".
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