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staircases cheshire

 

staircases cheshireFrom an early age I had a passion for wood, once I started working with it at my high school (Campion,Liverpool) & chiseling out the various dovetail Joints, I was hooked. I left school in 1979 gaining a grade A gcse in woodwork. Then serving my apprenticeship in Cammell laird Ship builders, at the time it was one of the best apprenticeships offered in the north west, it was here I honed my skills in high class ship carpentry, Bench joinery (cabinet making),and plant joinery,working in the vast amount of offices throughout the yard,learning from the master carpenters there in all of these areas. 


In 1984-87 I then went shopfitting for Joseph Brosters shop & Bar fitters, working for large outfits like the burton group, shops like Top Shop, Principles and Burtons themselves etc. we also fitted out the very first Virgin megastore in Oxford st, London. 
In 1987-89 I then worked for a number of Pub/Barfitters, companies like ‘Loveladys’, ‘Halewoods’ & curbishleys fitting out pubs across Merseyside & Cheshire. 


staircase renovations cheshirestaircases cheshireIn 1989-90 I went travelling around Australia for a year, starting in Northern Queensland (Port Douglas) and working my way around the country and over to Western Australia,Perth working on various projects, new hotels,restaurants, homes and holiday villagers on some of the islands on the whit sunday islands. 

I married my wife Ann in 1992, and have two grown up children, Melissa 21 and Callum 17. 

I decided to set up my own business in the later part of 1992 and Kevin Flynn Joinery was established. For the last 22 years I have covered all aspects of joinery in the home or work place, but mainly specialising in renovating staircases with the latest fashions and trends, in the 1990s traditional type spindles and stair balustrades in Scandinavian pine was very popular, spindles like the barley twist,provincial, georgian and Victorian styles complimented homes at that time. For the early parts of 2000 to the present day a more simple less fussy look was wanted by home owners.Square stop chamfered newel posts and spindles gave a more contemporary finish, and in the last few years now everyone wants solid oak, as it is a hardwood with a beautiful grain and colour, once laquered is applied, will compliment any home. 

wooden staircases in chesterIn may 2014 I decided to set up the Stair Glass company ltd. With the popularity of Kevin McClouds channel 4 programme ‘Grand Designs’ and the amount of staircases that are built with Glass, Home owners now want to modernise and brighten up there homes, combining solid oak with toughened safety glass in various shapes,widths and colours, a feature that will become a focal point,and add a touch of class to any home. 


If you are thinking about renovating your old fashioned staircase, give Kevin, at The Stair Glass company a call now on 07941432123. 

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