Crittall products for charity centre to be featured on BBC’s DIY SOS Big Build programme

Companies of the Crittall Group, which has its international headquarters in Witham, Essex, have combined their expertise to provide a steel-framed window and doors, to be featured on the BBC One series ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’. The products were supplied for a much-needed support centre for Swansea-based charity The Roots Foundation Wales.

The charity offers support to children and young people in, or leaving, foster care in the Swansea area.

DIY SOS had just 11 days to build them a brand new support centre, with attached flats, to give the charity the facilities necessary to continue their work. The episode will air during BBC Children in Need Appeal week this November.

Crittall Fabrications of Hitchin (Hertfordshire) supported the project by donating the centre with doors into the therapy room and communal kitchen, plus a large fixed steel window for the latter.

The accredited fire rating installation team of Crittall Fendor, based in Washington (North East England), supplied the site installation labour to fix and glaze the products.

Supporting enterprises working alongside the Crittall companies included Pyroguard, which co-donated the specialist fire rated glass, along with glass suppliers, Crystal Units. Schuco donated the base fire-rated systems’ materials for the products manufactured by Crittall Fabrications.

Witham-based Crittall Windows previously supported the programme by donating steel-framed doors to a deserving family from the Isle of Sheppey (Kent), featured during June 2017 on ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’. The company’s bespoke doors were used as part of a life-changing transformation to the family’s home.


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