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Craftsmen in the Clubhouse

10.00am 26th March 2002 - Corporate

Pam George and Tim Williams, who own George Interiors in Chapel Ash, have recently completed a £150,000 refurbishment of the clubhouse at Burford Golf Club in Oxfordshire. The three-month project, which involved more than 20 craftsmen from the West Midlands, is just the latest in a series of commissions to fit out or refurbish golf clubhouses.

Over the past 10 years George Interiors has also implemented schemes for golf clubs at Worfield, Enville, Bromsgrove, Stonebridge near Coventry, Mile End at Oswestry and Chesterfield in Derbyshire.

“The advent of pay and play courses means that golf has become much more accessible to the general public and we believe that the growth of work in this area reflects that trend,” said Tim.

The Burford project involved gutting the lounge bar and restaurant and putting in place a contemporary scheme of pale blue and cream with light oak furniture and fittings. In addition, a parquet dance floor which had been covered up with carpet was cleaned, polished and restored to its former glory, and an oak trophy cabinet was designed and craftsman-built to fit in with the new surroundings.

Robin Thompson, secretary and manager of Burford Golf Club, said the refurbishment had been a huge success. “Our members are delighted with the result and all our visitors feel it is a huge improvement,” he said. “It was very important to us to employ designers who could project manage the entire scheme, and this was an area in which Tim excelled. We were very happy to see the work completed to specification, on time and to budget.²

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