Cavendish Pianos is partnering with The Piano School at Lincoln College. The
Piano school is the last remaining place where piano technology is taught in
Britain. We believe it is vitally important to keep piano making skills alive
in the UK
The first oak log was converted at Lotherton Hall in the Vale of York in 1993.
Using a mobile chainsaw mill purchased with the help of a £3000 loan, Joiner and Wood Machinist Tony Fillingham gradually built-up a stock of mature hardwoods from fallen and inaccessible logs.
In 1994 the first kiln was commissioned drying 250 cu. ft. per month. This was closely followed by the installation of timber processing machinery.
British Hardwoods has moved premises three times since then and now operates from its own 14500 ft² purpose built factory on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
Brimming with state of the art machinery and quality kiln dried hardwoods, the unit also boasts superb offices, showrooms, a trade counter and shop. The entire building is heated with an eco-friendly system utilising waste shavings and all timber used, comes from sustainable resources. British Hardwoods also has excellent environmental credentials.
Louis Renner began on a very modest level with the production of piano mechanism
in October of 1882. Renner today is the largest, independent purely action
manufacturer for upright and grand pianos in the world. The company's success
is due to their ability to produce custom made actions for the individual customer.
Apart from Schimmel, Renner mechanisms are exclusively used by such reputable
companies as Steinway & Sons in Hamburg, Fazioli/Italy, Bösendorfer/Austria, Grotrian-Steinweg, Bechstein
Ibach, Feurich, Seiler, Sauter, Steingräber & Söhne, Pfeiffer, Leipziger Pianofortefabrik, Zimmermann, Steinberg, Blüthner,
and Förster. In other words, all the German piano manufacturers. Moreover,
Renner can count other reputable European piano manufacturers among their customers,
such as Rameau, Generalmusic, Petrof, ERA Seidl, Calisia, Legnica, and in Asia
such famous companies as Daewoo, Samick, Young Chang, Kawai as well as all
well-known companies on the American market such as Baldwin, Charles Walter,
and Mason & Hamlin.
Making use of the latest know-how in the application of computers and electronic controls, superior quality is produced, as the former premier of Baden-Württemberg, Dr. Lothar Späth, said: "Quality is honesty in action" or as a Swabian put it: "Quality, that's a matter of decency."
With over 30 years of proven experience Hainsworth partner the most prestigious
names in the piano market including Steinway and Renner. Our pure new wool
woven cloths provide excellent shape retention and durability. Our ISO9000
standing and strict quality control throughout the production process enables
manufacture to the tightest tolerances.
The cloths are designed specifically to fulfil their unique part within the piano – from the smooth movement of the pin to the ultimate cushioning of the hammer. As the world leader Hainsworth can adapt our proven quality cloths to conform to customers own manufacturing specifications. Our constant aim is to give our customers consistency and stability of product to allow for the most effective smooth and quiet use of the cloth within the piano. Our fully equipped in-house conversion facility allows us complete flexibility in providing tailored products sizes to our customers' end uses– offering the full range of washer and strip sizes.
Piano strings are hand spun by Barney Unwin and can be supplied for grand pianos
of all sizes and for all upright pianos.
Fitting piano strings is a skilled job and should be carried out by an experienced piano tuner or piano technician. Each piano string, whether made individually or as part of a set of piano strings, is made to order so you can be sure that your piano strings will fit your piano perfectly.
Piano strings hand spun by Barney Unwin are competitively priced and are shipped worldwide including the UK, the USA and Europe.
Unrivalled expertise and vast experience combine to provide the most complete and versatile pianocraft service on offer. Barry and Roberta can restore the most worn-out and mistreated instruments to original condition. For a new lease of life for your instrument, contact Barry Caradine. You'll find it's music to your ears.
Barry started his piano restoration and refurbishing business after a career with Bösendorfer as a concert technichian in the UK. He qualified after training under Malcolm McKeand, at the London college of furniture. Carradine bought up equipment from the Kemble factory on its closure in the UK which is used to make parts for Cavendish pianos.
Our company success is based upon a commitment to first class products and service
with the customer at the centre of everything we do.
Our high quality products remain at the core of our business and continuous development, including Worldwide exports, combined with excellent technical service has ensured Delta Adhesives retains a leading position in a competitive market.
The adhesive market is constantly evolving, Delta Adhesives record of developing products that give excellent results on the most difficult materials, will ensure that customers can continue to specify our grades with confidence that their needs will be met.
Established in the North Yorkshire village of Sowerby near Thirsk in 1965, Rydenor
Products was acquired by Geoff and Anne Etherington in 1980 and moved seven
miles south to the village of Hutton Sessay.
The company has expanded and developed in that time constantly broadening and upgrading its wood care product range.
A move from the buildings in Geoff's backyard to a purpose-built commercial unit between Dalton and Topcliffe in 1992 further enhanced the company's ability to serve its customers. Geoff's son Roger joined in 1989 and now runs the company.
Rydenor's wood care product range is vast, from it's own 'Waxwing' range of waxes and French polishes, through to many other products found in the restorer's workshop, to lacquers, stains and waxes from the leading manufacturers.
Supplying Piano Parts to Piano Tuners, Manufactures, Technicians, Schools, Colleges
and Universities all round the world for over 124 years with:
Action Leather, Action Parts, Tools, Springs, Strings, Legs, Music Desks, Castors, Keys, Key covering, Tuning forks, Damper felt, Felt, Baize, Wire Cutters, Regulating Tools, Hammers, Piano Tuning Tools
and many more items......
Henry Shaw & Sons Ltd has always been a family firm. Founded by Henry Shaw in 1799, the company
was initially set up as a manufacturer of wrought nails, rivets and chains.
Henry bought a house in Park Street, Birmingham from a Mr Lloyd (later of Lloyd's
bank fame) and leased two warehouses from Great Western Railways.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
Now in its third century of continuous service, Henry Shaw & Sons Ltd has become one of the UK's largest trade suppliers of woodscrews, fixings and fastenings, nails, bolts ironmongery and fencing products.
Dickens Brothers Ltd is a small family company, which has been producing leather
since 1897. The founder of Dickens Brothers, William John Dickens was born
in 1860, the son of a village shoemaker.
John Dickens (his preferred choice of name) spent all of his early working years in various leather related trades before deciding to set up his own business in 1897. Two years later he decided that new premises were necessary and acquired land to have a purpose built factory situated in Kettering Road Northampton. This was completed in 1900 and this where we still produce leather today.
During a century which has seen many industrial disputes in the wider economy, Dickens Brothers was hardly affected. In fact in the general strike of 1926 just a handful of days was lost.
At least ten Dickens Brothers employees clocked up more than 50 years service during the century of existence. The spirit of the company has always been that the directors worked along side the employees and today Brian Dickens can be seen in the warehouse amongst bales of rough leather and horses of finished leather.
At Thomas Flinn & Co., we have been providing high quality saws all over the world since 1923. Many of our brands have history dating back into the 18th century and are well recognised as the sign of quality in saw making. Our brands include: PAX, Lynx (The Garlick Saw Company) and more recently, the Dorchester and Parkstone brands which originate from Roberts & Lee Saws. We are proud to be standing as the UK's only remaining traditional saw manufacturer.
We pride ourselves on having a skilled combination of modern technology and traditional hand craftsmanship associated with only the finest saw manufacturing. We intend to provide only the highest quality products which will last you a lifetime with care.
Our retail website enables us to continue our company ethos further, where we aim to promote high quality, Sheffield made tools. Many of these tools are also made by independently owned companies, which like ourselves have lengthy history and generations of craftsman still making these tools. It is through customer appreciation and support that this tradition can continue into the 21st century.
EKA or Early Keyboard Agency is a family run business based in Oxford in the
EKA specialise in the manufacture, sale and distribution of piano bass strings as well as the restoration of Square Pianos, Harpsichords, Spinets and Clavichords.
Dovetailors cabinet makers produce made to measure furniture and kitchens-furniture designs that are literally tailor-made around you.
You give us an idea, and we make it by hand into something truly bespoke. And if you don’t have an idea of what you’re looking for, don’t worry, we can work it out together. We’re also quite handy at creating designs that you’ll love before we even lift a chisel.
What makes us unique is that we hand-make furniture you won’t see anywhere else, except maybe in your head. So for bespoke kitchens and fitted furniture that’s made to your measure, you’ve come to the right place. Everybody fits in around here.
Silchrome Plating Ltd is a privately owned company established in 1949 and offers
a wide range of metal finishes to a variety of industries.
These include:- Aerospace, Defence Industries, General and Precision Engineers, Shop Fitters, Plumbers Merchants, Jewellers, Antique Dealers, Classic Car and Motor Cycle Restorers to name a few.
Over the years the Company has received many customer and industry approvals.
All processes are rigorously controlled to ensure all coatings and finishes confirm with the relevant British Standards, Defence Standards, American Military Standards or customer specific process specifications.
The Gabor System is really a simple idea, which can allow you to practice on
your acoustic piano at any time at all.
With a touch of a leaver you can stop the piano hammerheads short of hitting the strings, so you can practice on your piano without disturbing your neighbours or your dad who is watching football on the television in the same room as the piano. Just put the headphone on and play on your piano, and keep the music to yourself.
The Gabor System will take your acoustic musical instrument into another dimension of the electrical world. This simple marriage of acoustic with electric works very well, it allows you to play on your acoustic piano and can sound like a Cathedral Pipe Organ, a string quartet or anything you want it to sound like. The Gabor System enables you to connect direct into your computer and record your composition into your PC, and use it as a recording studio.
Heckscher & Company was established in 1883 by Siegmund Heckscher who had recently arrived
in London from Hamburg. The company moved to its existing Bayham Street premises
Siegmund was succeeded by his son Leo, who ran the company until his death in 1958. He had been assisted by his sons Derek and Roy, who continued until their retirement in 1984. Martin Heckscher, Roy's son, joined the company in 1971 and continues the family tradition as the current Managing Director.
Since 1883 it has been our aim to provide all our customers in the piano trade with the best possible service. That aim is as keen today as it was then.
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Our Experienced staff offer a high quality service including specialist for piano's, antiques, paintings etc including full packing if required.
*Local, National & International
*Full & Part Loads
*Complete Packing Service
*Packing Cases & Garment Cartons
*Expert Service Guaranteed.
We have more than 70 years experience plus the design expertise and manufacturing
capability to produce custom hinges for demanding applications.
The high cost of initial tooling has been the drawback to producing custom hinges by traditional methods. We have invested in state of the art manufacturing equipment which overcomes this problem. This means that high quality custom hinges can be produced quickly with minimum, and in some cases, no tooling costs.
Our highly skilled team with state of the art manufacturing methods, produce quality hinges you can rely on.
One of the UK's largest independent lubricant manufacturers. The production of Smith and Allan lubricants dates back to 1925, the intervening years have seen us forge strong and lasting relationships with the world's largest additive manufacturers and in particular with Shell Oils.
Anita Lear Sancha MA RCA, Welsh Business Woman of the Year 1999, formed Anita Marquetry in 1991 having developed a passion for marquetry. The well established team of professional arts graduates in our design studio are highly qualified, competent, innovative and enthusiastic. They love their work and you will love working with them.
From initial contact the team will work alongside the client giving advice on design, materials and techniques to ensure the accurate interpretation of the concept. The combination of skilled craftsmanship with modern technologies means that we can complete the most complex projects in weeks rather than months. Our clients return time and time again - a testament to our quality and service.