Summary: English Oak bespoke DDA and Dementia friendly wc, storage cupboards, children's library and pew storage area
Location: St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden
Architect: Kay Pilsbury Thomas Architects
Challenge: Attention to detail was important in this project as it was all made of English Oak and stained on site.
Solution: One of the largest parish churches in Essex, the building dates mainly from the fifteenth century.
Bakers of Danbury’s Specialist Joinery department manufactured and installed an English Oak bespoke DDA and Dementia friendly wc, storage cupboards, children's library and pew storage area. All were crafted by our Joiners from English Oak in our joinery shop, it was then taken apart and wrapped flat pack for transit, before being fitted by our onsite carpenters.
Great attention was paid to the highest spec soundproofing, with all panels either insulated with a solid block board or infilled with bricks to eliminate noise. The WC door alone weighed over 100kg.
Every post included a hand carved crocus detail to the top. The complete project was very detailed and complex with hand carved designs, modern sliding doors and bespoke detailed cornice which ran around the top of the complete project.
The church re-ordering project to St Mary the Virgin in Saffron Walden was Highly Commended in the Diocese of Chelmsford, Design Awards in 2019.