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Byres Road Glasgow Box

Started by lorisarvendu, Jun 08, 2008, 11:23 am

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fedora

cheers mark for posting the photo mark saves me doing it because i have to trek all the way from west lothian to Glasgow to take a photo.
But it was just a police box !

nodrog

Jul 06, 2014, 09:05 am #16 Last Edit: Jul 06, 2014, 09:06 am by nodrog
Restored Byres Road/Gt Western Road box. Unfortunately the replacement door is very cheaply done, and one of the original windows - visible above - has been replaced when the door was redone with a very shoddy approximation in wood  :'(

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Looks good from the side though!

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ward westwater

The door was anything but cheaply done costing £1100. It was bespoke made but not to our specifications. The doors are now made by Woodwise in Glasgow and are all made by hand. This door has now been replaced by Woodwise and looks excellent. We use Sillars Blacksmiths in a Glasgow for the metalwork, they also project manage all restorations now.

nodrog

Jul 12, 2014, 09:52 pm #18 Last Edit: Jul 12, 2014, 09:55 pm by nodrog
Hello Ward,

The new door does look a fair bit better, but I hope you didn't pay too much for it - the window is still wood, and not metal like the rest. Is it going to be replaced by a proper window (or the one from the older door that was removed)?
It still looks really odd at the moment (this photo was taken just last weekend - July 2014).

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If replacement windows aren't available couldn't you swap in one of the original windows from the back of the box that are otherwise never seen?

Best,

Gordon