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 Tooting 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.
Tooting has been settled since before Saxon times. The name is of Anglo-Saxon origin but the meaning is uncertain. It could mean the people of Tota, in which context Tota may have been a local Anglo-Saxon chieftain. Alternatively it could be derived from an old meaning of the verb to tout, to look out. There may have been a watchtower here on the road to London and hence the people of the lookout post.
The Romans built a road, which was later named Stane Street by the English, from London to Chichester, and which passed through Tooting. Tooting High Street is built on this road. In Saxon times, Tooting and Streatham was given to the Abbey of Chertsey. Later, Suene, believed to be a Viking, may have been given all or part of the land. In 933, King Athelstan of England is thought to have confirmed lands including Tooting to Chertsey Abbey.
Tooting appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Totinges: Lower Tooting was held from Chertsey Abbey by Haimo the Sheriff of Kent. Its people were called to render £4 per year to their overlords. Later in the Norman period, it came into the possession of the De Gravenel family, after whom it was named Tooting Graveney.
Upper Tooting, or Tooting Bec, appears as a manor held by the Abbey of Hellouin Bec, in Normandy, thus acquiring the Bec in its name.
As with many of South London's suburbs, Tooting developed during the late Victorian period. Some development occurred in the Edwardian era but another surge in growth happened during the 1920s and 1930s.
Tooting has a very large British Asian community and has gained the nickname "land of the curry mile" due to the concentration of South Asian restaurants. Tooting has become a favourite haunt for curry connoisseurs.
In the 2011 census, Tooting was White or White British (47%), Asian or Asian British (28.8%), Black or Black British (15.5%), Mixed/multiple ethnic groups (5%), and Other ethnic group (2.9%). The largest single ethnicity is White British (32.4%).
The main spoken first languages are English, followed by Urdu, Polish and Gujarati. This makes Tooting a genuine melting pot of many different cultures, adding to the diversity of the area.
Totterdown Fields estate was designated a conservation area on 19 September 1978. It was the first London County Council cottage estate built between 1901 and 1911; containing 1244 individual houses over 38 acres. It was influenced by Welwyn Garden City resident Ebenezer Howard, and his Garden city movement and the Arts and Crafts movement.
A large open area, popularly known as the Tooting Commons, lies at the northern end of Tooting. Historically this was two separate open spaces: Tooting Graveney Common, which was formerly part of Tooting Graveney parish, and Tooting Bec Common, formerly part of the nearby Streatham parish. The commons are home to the ever popular Tooting Bec Lido, which is still a major draw to the area.
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