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Royal Yacht Squadron
Franklins were commissioned to replace a number of existing windows for the Cowes Castle , Isle of Wight.
Home of the famous Royal Yacht Squadron, the castle dominates Cowes harbour where the polished brass cannons that came from William IVs yacht, Royal Adelaide, are still used to start the greatest yacht races in the world.
Franklin Windows range of timber windows is designed to replicate traditional sight lines and in doing so satisfied the requirements of the Environmental Services. " We have recommended that installers Franklin Windows carry out the work to the final phase to the same high standards and using the same materials throughout," says Ian Smith Conservation Officer. " I can recommend both the quality of the windows and particularly the action of their sliding components as well as the quality of the installation programme."
The job also entailed the replacement of windows used by the Duke of Edinburgh during his stays at the Castle. The Prince and the head of English Heritage are pleased with a satisfactory outcome to the long search for a suitable replacement.
STUDLEY ROYAL: Franklins were commissioned by their client to install an Orangery on the gardner's house that once served Studley Royal Manor; now adjoining the Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate (a world heritage site) Due to the sensitive planning requirements the Planning Inspectorate in London was involved. Acceptance of the Franklin Composite conservatory system was welcomed by all, particularly the client who required low maintenance and long durability.
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST: Recent gold medal cyclist commissioned Franklins to build a kitchen extension conservatory. Franklins were chosen for their maintenance free exterior, timber interior product. Franklins created a stunning bespoke design with gothic bars. Franklins clever glazing system provides solar protection and insulation which enabled a large opening into daily living space without vast amounts of heating or cooling needed.
ULTRAFRAME DIRECTOR: Ultraframe are one of the largest conservatory companies in the world since their acquisition of Four Seasons Sunrooms in America. The directors of Ultraframe have this large market to search out the best conservatory systems available. Franklins were commissioned by one of these directors for a conservatory on his own house. Franklins were chosen for their very high quality product and installation service. This reputation has come from years of dealing with Ultraframe and many delighted customers also. Franklins ability to respond to the varying needs of a very wide market attracts a variety of demanding clients.