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Construction of new Heating, Plumbing, Kitchen and Bathroom Centre underway

Following the fire at our depot in June 2009, the third and final stage of the rebuild got underway in May 2010 with the construction of a dedicated Heating, Plumbing, Kitchen and Bathroom Centre

This page charts the progress of the rebuild from May 2010 to its completion in December 2011

Date Progress Pictures - click thumbnails for full size images
Last Update
December 2011
Since our new centre is now fully operational, this will be the final update to this page, but we look forward to welcoming you all to see the finished result and to participate in the exciting programme of events that are planned for 2012 & beyond.  Last Update - Image 1 - Click for Full Size
2nd Dec 2011 Rayburn Open Day. Why not come along to watch the demonstrations and to experience our brand new centre at first hand? 02-December-2011 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size
18th Nov 2011 Its been a long haul and it has taken longer than we thought, but the opening of the Kitchens & Bathrooms Showroom marks the complete recovery from the fire that we suffered in 2009. 18-November-2011 - Image 4 - Click for Full Size     18-November-2011 - Image 5 - Click for Full Size     18-November-2011 - Image 6 - Click for Full Size
18th Nov 2011 Kitchens & Bathrooms Grand Opening. Baroness Jan Royall of Blaisdon, Shadow Leader of the House of Lords, returned to officially open the new Kitchens & Bathrooms Showroom. 18-November-2011 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     18-November-2011 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     18-November-2011 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
30th Sept 2011 The Coffee Morning also provided customers with a sneak preview of the new Kitchens & Bathrooms Showroom scheduled for completion in November 30-September-2011 - Image 4 - Click for Full Size     30-September-2011 - Image 5 - Click for Full Size     30-September-2011 - Image 6 - Click for Full Size
30th Sept 2011 A Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning takes place in our new facility today. 30-September-2011 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     30-September-2011 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     30-September-2011 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
2nd Sept 2011 A Stove Show takes place in our new facility today. Why not come along to watch the demonstrations and to experience our brand new centre at first hand? 02-September-2011 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size
28th June 2011 The kitchen and bathroom displays on the first floor are progressing apace. Watch this space for news of the grand opening of this second new department! 28-June-2011 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     28-June-2011 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     28-June-2011 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
10th June 2011 Fired Up! The first stove is lit. Why not come in and see our products in action at first hand? 10-June-2011 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size
10th June 2011 The first Rayburn 'Open Day' of 2011 takes place in our new facility today. Why not come along to watch the demonstrations and to experience our brand new centre at first hand? 10-June-2011 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size
3rd June 2011 The partitions for the individual kitchen displays upstairs are now being fitted. 03-June-2011 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     03-June-2011 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size
1st June 2011 The wiring for the individual kitchen displays upstairs is now underway as their installation nears. 01-June-2011 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size
18th May 2011 The interior boarding out and decoration of the first floor is nearly complete. 18-May-2011 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     18-May-2011 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     18-May-2011 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
19th April 2011 Finishing touches continue: the exterior signage has been installed and the customer seating area for stove sales is now in place. 19-April-2011 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     19-April-2011 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     19-April-2011 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
2nd April 2011 Final finishing touches are now being made before the final phase of works begins which will see the first floor of the building transformed into our new, improved Kitchens & Bathrooms Showroom. Check back here regularly for continuing updates. 02-April-2011 - Image 4 - Click for Full Size     02-April-2011 - Image 5 - Click for Full Size     02-April-2011 - Image 6 - Click for Full Size
2nd April 2011 We are pleased to present the first pictures of our now operational Heating, Plumbing & Power Tool Centre. 02-April-2011 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     02-April-2011 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     02-April-2011 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
30th March 2011 There at last! Tomorrow heralds the long awaited opening for business of our brand new Heating, Plumbing & Power Tool Centre. Come and join us for complimentary refreshments and Power Tool demonstrations! 30-March-2011 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size
26th March 2011 Elsewhere, the customer toilets are now complete, the wide range of display stoves and ranges have arrived and the all important demonstration kitchen is nearly ready for action. 26-March-2011 - Image 4 - Click for Full Size     26-March-2011 - Image 5 - Click for Full Size     26-March-2011 - Image 6 - Click for Full Size
26th March 2011 We're nearly there! With the start of trading looming, finishing touches are being made to the hard landscaping at the front of the building. The interior fittings are nearly complete and the shelves have started to be stocked. 26-March-2011 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     26-March-2011 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     26-March-2011 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
5th March 2011 The finishing touches have now been made to the Heating & Plumbing counter and the carcassing for the display kitchens has begun to be installed 05-March-2011 - Image 4 - Click for Full Size     05-March-2011 - Image 5 - Click for Full Size     05-March-2011 - Image 6 - Click for Full Size
5th March 2011 Downstairs, the wall racking has been installed, the air conditioning fitted and the spacious storage area is taking shape. Upstairs, the ducted heating system has been installed 05-March-2011 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     05-March-2011 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     05-March-2011 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
26th February 2011 Scaffolding has been erected in the atrium to allow completion of the internal decoration and the new Heating & Plumbing counter has begun to have its smart cladding fitted 26-February-2011 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     26-February-2011 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     26-February-2011 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
15th January 2011 The impressive Heating & Plumbing counter is taking shape as the whole building begins to realise its full potential 15-January-2011 - Image 4 - Click for Full Size     15-January-2011 - Image 5 - Click for Full Size     15-January-2011 - Image 6 - Click for Full Size
15th January 2011 The main staircase has now been fitted with its handrail and glass paneling. Downstairs, the studwork, ceiling and lighting is complete. Even the shelving has begun to be installed ... 15-January-2011 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     15-January-2011 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     15-January-2011 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
10th December 2010 It is anticipated that the new ground floor heating and plumbing centre will be up and running in early February and the upstairs kitchen and bathroom showroom should be fully open before Easter 10-December-2010 - Image 7 - Click for Full Size     10-December-2010 - Image 8 - Click for Full Size     10-December-2010 - Image 9 - Click for Full Size
10th December 2010 The Baroness was joined by contractors, suppliers and staff at the official opening 10-December-2010 - Image 4 - Click for Full Size     10-December-2010 - Image 5 - Click for Full Size    10-December-2010 - Image 6 - Click for Full Size
10th December 2010 We were delighted today to welcome Baroness Jan Royall of Blaisdon, Shadow Leader of the House of Lords, to officially open the new building 10-December-2010 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     10-December-2010 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     10-December-2010 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
6th December 2010 The glazing to the front elevation is now complete 06-December-2010 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size
22nd November 2010 Work has been proceeding apace since the last update: the exterior is now complete apart from the front glazing and, inside, the customer lift and main staircase have now been installed 22-November-2010 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     22-November-2010 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size
2nd October 2010 Upstairs, the blockwork dividing walls are in and other fitting out continues 02-October-2010 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     02-October-2010 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     02-October-2010 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
1st October 2010 Downstairs, the foundations for the customer lift (suitably inscribed with the date!) are in. The underfloor heating has been laid and other fitting out continues 01-October-2010 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     01-October-2010 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     01-October-2010 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
27th September 2010 Elsewhere, the construction of our new lorry wash is under way. This will help to further de-clutter our new look heavyside yard - making the operation more efficient for suppliers and customers alike 27-September-2010 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     27-September-2010 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     27-September-2010 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size
25th September 2010 The external cladding is now complete! The rear roller shutter and pedestrian doors have been installed and the front made weather-tight (pending arrival of the glazing) to allow the interior works to proceed 25-September-2010 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     25-September-2010 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     25-September-2010 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
16th September 2010 Elsewhere, the new, separate staff car park is under construction. This will help to further de-clutter our new look heavyside yard - making the operation more efficient for suppliers and customers alike 16-September-2010 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     16-September-2010 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     16-September-2010 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
15th September 2010 Work continues on the front elevation: the brickwork pillars are complete and the cladding is almost finished. Inside, the blockwork is well underway 15-September-2010 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     15-September-2010 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     15-September-2010 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
31st August 2010 The ground floor concrete is in, the cladding is almost complete and the remaining brickwork is well underway 31-August-2010 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     31-August-2010 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     31-August-2010 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
26th June 2010 The first floor concrete has now been poured 26-June-2010 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     26-June-2010 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     26-June-2010 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size
9th June 2010 The roof is on and the steel base for the first floor is in 09-June-2010 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     09-June-2010 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size
1st June 2010 Further work has been done to the frame and scaffolding and a safety net have been installed in readiness for fitting the roof 01-June-2010 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     01-June-2010 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size
26th May 2010 The foundations are complete and the steel frame is up 26-May-2010 - Image 1 - Click for Full Size     26-May-2010 - Image 2 - Click for Full Size     26-May-2010 - Image 3 - Click for Full Size

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