February 02, 2017 2 min read
Peter R. Meredith, founder, is an accomplished shipwright & design engineer specialised in wooden shipbuilding. Amongst
Meredith's passion for & expertise in sailing fine classic yachts and his drive for perfection has led to a specialisation in the design and build of wooden Masts and Spars, arguably the ultimate form of functional art. With a comprehensive understanding of the rigging and sail handling systems of these fine yachts he brings extensive knowledge of the best & most appropriate finishes and materials: glues, various specialist timbers, varnishing and finishing techniques.
TFWAco creates the very best, long lasting, hardwearing and professional fit-for-purpose end product.
We are more than happy to bring our expertise dock side, even at short notice response, should your yachts, mast or any of its spars unfortunately fail mid-race week or regatta. We effect speedy & structurally sound repair, in double quick time so your yacht can continue to compete in the remainder of the event.
We also carry out onsite service, repairs or complete builds should your mast be too big to travel, or it is more convenient for us to come to the Spars beside the yacht or in the boatyard.
Our facilities can house Masts up to 100ft in any one of our two workshops. These have good access, located a short distance from the motorway network and from Gloucester Docks.
We're keen to liaise with Project Managers, Owners, Designers, Ship Yards, and Surveyors alike, at every level of the projects process, to ensure all aspects & criteria are met.
We therefore have an 'open door' policy, which ensures high levels of customer satisfaction and peace of mind as to the integrity of the end product.
We encourage you to contact us to discuss your requirements, our aim is ever to tender successfully and complete your project.
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July 22, 2020 2 min read
Ancient Yew by its very nature is an extraordinarily slow growing, multi stemmed species which creates an abundance of knots and stunning natural fissures, voids and cracks between stems. Not to mention the amazing grain figuring and colouring the yew is famed for.
Blanketing the wood in its raw form in a translucent epoxy resin enhances its beauty and creates a feature of its natural elegance. This is also an extremely effective method of protection, ensuring a waterproof and water-resistant finish which is both durable and hygienic in a bathroom environment.
The live edged, single slab countertop has mortice and tennon jointed end caps, a technique used to stabilise the piece providing a sense of uniformity to this extravagant and opulent design.
Glossy copper and bronze filings added a depth and twinkle to the epoxy detailing, merging with the diverse colours of the Ancient Yew to accentuate the elegance of the countertop and meld with the colour palette of our client’s statement bathroom.
May 08, 2020 1 min read
Letting our loved ones know we are thinking about them seems to be more important than ever before at the moment.
We hope our personalised gifts will help show you care. We can include a hand written card to the recipient with a message of your choice, along with free delivery for all our customers using the MAY2020 discount code*.
* discount code valid until 31st May 2020
April 22, 2020 2 min read
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