PAST WORK EXPERIENCE
Prior to starting their own company 'TWN', our founders worked at Alan Butcher Associates who for decades they were the go to company in the UK for bespoke GRP solutions with a reputation for having the skills and knowledge for producing architectural solutions many others couldn't.
When they left Alan Butcher Associates they used the wealth of knowledge they had gained and put it to good use carrying on the legacy of their old employer and continued to work on GRP architectural projects, producing what you see on TWN GRP website today, amongst many other weird and wonderful things.
Pattern & Mould Work
Our pattern maker and mould maker honed his skills, learning from masters from days of old. Hand carving and sculpting, to machining and turning, were all in a days work.
Laminating and how to reinforce GRP products is something that is instinctive as much as it is learnt, and producing architectural products is somewhat different to other GRP uses such as silos, storage tanks and boats.
Installation work was completed in many ways, cherry pickers, scaffolding, ladders, and sometimes even using a helicopter! as seen in the above Tower Bridge installation photo from the 80's.
Below are just a few of the projects that we had the privilege of working on, as well as links to PDF copies of old brochures >
WIGMORE ST. LONDON
GRP Replica of the original 60ft high tower adorning this iconic Grade II listed landmark. Built in 1907 for Debenhams department store it has since housed Hamleys Toy Shop amongst others.
GRAVESEND ROYAL PIER
Decorative paneling to the the outside of this 1845 pier. GRP was chosen because it is virtually maintenance free and offers a very high resistance to sea water and the extreme weather.
One of the most iconic Grade 1 listed landmarks in the world, Tower Bridge was completed in 1894, however the maintenance work never stops. Many elements of the bridge have since been replaced with GRP, including the top panelling, the Coats of Arms and the finials.
This vast GRP project included cornices, balconies, decorative panels, gables, the clock surround and more. GRP was chosen for its durability, as well as being well suited to batch production and being easy to install.
This iconic Grade II listed building forms a part of the Trocodero Centre, located in the heart of London. GRP was used for the re-production of the decorative stone effect cornice detailing and the replacement lead effect dormers.