Shropshire tile company wins awards

CRAVEN Dunnill Jackfield says it’s underlined its ranking as the leading manufacturer and supplier of specialist tiles for major restoration projects, having taken top honours in the TTA Awards.

The company has been named in The Tile Association Awards as winner of the Excellence in Manufacturing and as the manufacturer for the Best Renovation Project 2017.

The latter award was given in recognition of the company’s feat in manufacturing more than 7,000 historically-accurate tiles, across 40 different formats, to match the remains of the original tiled floor at The Garrick Club’s Great Hall, London, working in association with the contractor Harper & Edwards.

Craven Dunnill Jackfield has won six awards in the past four years for what it describes as its unique prowess in traditional, hand-made tile production and solutions-led delivery of complex tile projects.

In the past 12 months, Craven Dunnill Jackfield says it’s bespoke manufactured tiles for several, high-profile restoration projects, which required specialised ceramic expertise, said to be unique to the company.

Jackfield’s award-winning roster of manufacturing projects includes an encaustic roundel at St George’s Hall in Liverpool, encaustic and geometric floor tiles for the royal gallery, public corridor, lower waiting room and central lobby at the Palace of Westminster, a vast, faience tiled wall at Barbecoa Restaurant, Piccadilly, and manufacturing 40 different designs of hand-made and dust-pressed tiles to match original 1917 Pilkington wall tiles decorating the centrepiece Egyptian Room at Oldham Town Hall.

Adrian Blundell, production director at the company says he’s proud of the two recent TTA accolades: ‘The team at Jackfield is outstandingly talented; I have huge respect for their dedication and capacity to take on the impossible.’
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