Two new apprentices are being put through their paces at Bootle Glass after beginning trainee glazer positions last month. The positions will provide real life experience on site and the opportunity to gain valuable skills for a career in a highly specialised industry.
Seventeen year old Michael Leary from Walton was successful in gaining one of the sought after positions and will now get to work closely with owner Martin Clarke and The Team on everything from multi million pound restoration projects to domestic window replacements.
Michael who left school in April is really excited to be taking on the position: “The work that is going on at various sites is interesting and challenging. I considered other training or further education but realised that this opening presented such a great opportunity. It really suits me and will hopefully lead to a long term career in the glazing industry.”
As 2013 draws to a close, celebrations to mark a successful 10 years in business are continuing for Bootle Glass.
In 2003, together with his wife Sharon, Martin Clarke bought Bootle Glass and took an ambitious leap into self-employment. Already an established and successful local business for more than 30 years, the ‘copreneurs’ instantly identified massive potential and set about working together to build a new kind of commercial and domestic glazing provider –for clients seeking high quality services at affordable prices. From the original vision, Bootle Glass has evolved and grown into one of the North West’s largest and most trusted providers.
Today, with team of 12 highly-trained staff, based in the Bankhall area, more than half of all clients are long-term repeat customers, with local councils, schools, housing associations and blue chip companies amongst their portfolio.
Visitors to Wentworth Castle are now able to enjoy the return of the conservatory after the successful completion of a ground-breaking £3.75 million restoration project on time and to budget. Bootle Glass was commissioned by the chief builders to play an instrumental role in the specialist renovation of Wentworth Castle, a historical Grade 2 Listed estate in Yorkshire.
The Conservatory was constructed in 1885 by Crompton and Fawkes who described it as an ‘iron winter garden.’ It is a rare surviving Victorian glasshouse that would have been used to display some of the many exotic plants, including orchids, palms and ferns collected by the family from around the world during its day.
The historic restoration, which was a culmination of a 10 year fund raising campaign, involved the conservatory frame being glazed using a hand drawn glass typical of the late Victorian era – that was toughened to meet modern building standards. With each panel of handmade glass a bespoke size, the massive project was completed over a 15 month period. Opened to the public in November by Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Ken Richardson, the conservatory is now a stunning architectural gem and brand new learning space suitable for visitors all year round.
Almost three months into the 2013/2014 academic year, Bootle Glass are continuing to work with a large number of schools and local authorities across the region.
The team of education project experts understands that schools, pupils and parents need high quality education in safe, secure and high quality facilities and our education customer count on us to be their trusted partner supporting new builds, renovations and all remedial works.
Whatever your budget and project requirements, Bootle Glass aim to deliver outstanding aesthetics, quality and performance with low maintenance prices that are transparent, honest and value for money. Our in-house manufacturing of sealed units ensures a rapid turnaround. Bootle Glass are also an accredited stockist of all aspects of fire glass and specialise in all aspects of aluminium.
With expert site management, and all staff have an enhanced CRB clearance providing the highest quality workmanship and guarantee the delivery of exceptional results within estimates provided and with minimum disruption.
To discuss your school’s requirements, contact us on 0151 922 2026 or 0151 933 5224
All of our glaziers have been CRB checked.
We are really excited to be on site at the Castle. We have started glazing the orangery and it looks amazing go online at the Castles own website for more information.
Fantastic to see the Florrie completed and back in use by the whole Community. Go along and see the restoration work for yourself and don’t forget to look at the amazing glazing !!!
Works ongoing at Maryton Grange new home of the Carmelite Sisters.
Just glazed a glass bend at the Liver Building. See pics on our site.
Fantastic to be working with so many good Social Landlords in Merseyside.