International Timber supplies Iroko Hardwood to Grassy Meadows for new handrail

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Dementia care home

International Timber (IT) recently supplied Grassy Meadows dementia resource centre in Hayes with Iroko Hardwood for specialist profiled handrails.

JP Corry met with Farrans Construction – who led on the project – following a call with their buying team to promote machined hardwoods.

Dementia care home

An enquiry was then generated for the above contract at which point International Timber were contacted regarding the machining and supply of the iroko handrails.

Four different profiles of handrails were required for this project – a different profile for each floor. This was to enable the patients of Grassy Meadows to distinguish which floor of the building they were on.

Detailed drawings were supplied by Farrans Construction which provided insight into what was expected for the project and exactly what was required from IT.

Regular communication was undertaken between IT/JP Corry and the site manager to discuss what could be achieved based on the drawings supplied and in terms of the lengths, availability, progress and machining lead times.

Once the drawings and the profiles were confirmed and signed off, samples were then produced and sent to the contractor. Prices were agreed with JP Corry and the contractor and the order was placed for approximately £13,000.

David Hogg of International Timber commented: “When we were first approached with the interesting proposal, I thought it might be a challenge. However, we successfully created four profiles of timber, distinctive enough to allow the occupants at the Dementia centre to identify which level of the building they were on.

“I was thrilled to be involved in such a great project. It all went to according to plan and I was very pleased with the work we produced for such worthy cause and the working relationships we struck with the clients throughout the process.”

The overall contract ran very smoothly and a good relationship has been developed between International Timber/JP Corry and Farrans. We look forward to working and collaborating with them again on future projects.

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