Case studies: Dale Selected for a converted dairy and tractor shed, Hertfordshire


Dale Selected for a Converted dairy and tractor shed, Hertfordshire

On farmland in Ware, Hertfordshire owned by Lord Carter, a former brick built dairy and tractor shed has now been developed and transformed into 3 contemporary styled living units.

Gordon Newbound is the lead contractor for this project and a number of other developments in the local area. His well-established business (K & G Newbound Building Contractors) has a strong reputation, thriving on repeat business. Mr Newbound discovered Dale through his local Jewsons who put him in touch with a member of the Dale team.

The range at Dale provided Mr Newbound with an alternative to joinery companies he had been using in the past. ‘The wood from the joiners is inferior compared to Dale. It would have arrived on site unglazed and not ready to install. It also would have cost roughly the same!’, he comments.

Originally, all 3 units were planned to be a part of the old dairy. However, the decision was made to put the third unit in the detached tractor shed, making for larger dwellings, with room for storage at the end of the dairy.

A selection of entrance doors, French doors, flush casement windows and a large patio door feature throughout, giving the buildings a stylish and contemporary look, replacing the Critall windows originally installed. ‘We have had zero issues with the windows and doors since they were installed. This makes a welcome change from joiners we have used in the past who often had to come out to deal with problems!’ explains Mr Newbound.

The residential plans on the site in Ware will grow in the coming years, with another 2 units being converted at present. The completed units have already proved popular, will all 3 rented out and occupied. Mr Newbound has been so impressed with Dale that he is recommending them for other projects he is involved with. ‘I also manage a separate project nearby where the homeowner wanted to use a local joiner. I’ve now convinced them to use Dale instead as the products are far superior’.

If you want to find out more about the Dale Joinery range of made to measure timber windows and doors visit the website call them on 0845 652 7399 or email sales@dalejoinery.co.uk and the team will be able to help with your enquiry.

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