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West Lancashire based reclaimed timber specialist, Lawson’s, have been established in the industry for over 60 years and, of their most recent work, a job at an alpine style ski club is certainly one of the most impressive.

A themed bar or club is always going to be one that needs that little bit extra to give it a truly authentic feel and The Chalet Bar, an alpine style après ski bar/club in the famous Matthew Street area in Liverpool city centre, is no different. That’s why owner Arran Bordi turned to Lawson’s; a company whose team are renowned for their knowledge in the construction industry and experience when it comes to fantastic design.

The very nature of reclamation demands vision and inspiration to achieve designs that can be created out of materials that have stood the test of time and are already hundreds of years old, while being restored so they fit and work into today’s high-end environments. Lawson’s succeeded again in doing this when they supplied The Chalet Bar with some of their reclaimed timber. Bar owner, Arran Bordi gave Lawson’s a brief, which was to create a unique feel to the

new bar, and was in keeping with the rustic feel of alpine style chalets. The bespoke hand sanded reclaimed pine was used for the bar tops and wall cladding, with some very chunky oak trees made into funky tables. The floorboards used in the bar were originally from the Gannex textile mill in Halifax.

Adam Lawson, Director for Lawson’s, commented on the project: “Our aim is to provide high quality products and to exceed the expectations of our clients. We want our clients to be safe in the knowledge that we will deliver the look and feel they want. We pride ourselves on using recycled materials as much as possible, so we were thrilled to work with The Chalet Bar, which specifically wanted to keep the character of the very distressed and rustic wood flowing through the bar. We love mixing contemporary ideas with old products and I think we did a great job at the Chalet Bar.”

Arran Bordi, owner of The Chalet Bar, was delighted

Lawson’s is a family run business established over 60 years ago by Mr T. Lawson Senior. Situated in the heart of the West Lancashire countryside, Mr T. Lawson saw the quality of timber and various other materials that was starting to be taken out of buildings after the war, also in the old Lancashire cotton mills that were dis-used or undergoing renovation, and realised there was a market value due to the quality of the old timber. Since then, the company has gone from strength to strength, specialiasing in reclaimed timber and also importing new hardwood flooring from sustainable sources throughout the world.

They machine reclaimed timber into products such

with the results. He said: “The work Lawson’s did for us is truly fantastic. The materials are so unique and individual. The entire process was easy, hassle-

as doors, floors and various items of furniture and everything they make is bespoke and made to customer’s own individual size and specification. Their aim is to provide high quality products along side excellent customer care, so that clients can proceed with their projects with the knowledge that their experience and understanding of the building and renovation industry, will ensure that the job runs smoothly and without problems.

Lawson’s also try and recycle materials as much as possible and aim to mix contemporary ideas with old products to create interiors which meet with today’s high standard of living.

free and the results simply speak for themselves. ”


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