Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Cox's door wins at Chelsea

Photo: Sanctuary by Adam Woolcott, gold medal winner at Chelsea in the courtyard garden section, complete with the planked reclaimed oak door made by Cox's Architectural



Cox's Architectural were part of the team that won a Gold Medal at the RHS Chelsea Show this week. Sponsoring A & W Gardening Services in the Small Courtyard Garden Class, Cox's supplied a traditional planked oak Church door made from reclaimed oak planks and original hardware. The design brief was for a garden with a mixture of wild plants to recreate the peaceful but slightly unkempt Churchyard feel where not only the plants find sanctuary but also where the individual can find
sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of modern lfe. Designers Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith recreated this with prolific
use of British wild flowers leading up a flagstone path to an ancient flint wall in which a with a faded centuries old oak gate closed against the hurly burley of a busy town. Cox's stepped in and made a door from gnarled reclaimed oak, retaining that weathered silvery look that only old English timbers can give. Adam Woolcott said " I couldn't believe my eyes when the door was delivered. It was just as I imagined it should be.It played an important part in our Gold Medal win. Visitors have been asking where we found it and when told that it was made last week, they are staggered." Co-designer Jon Smith said " Our feet haven't touched the ground yet.This is our first show garden and our first time at Chelsea. To win a Gold was beyond our wildest dreams." Cox's have been making traditional oak doors that look centuries old for quite some time and provide a custom made service, making to customers size, style and finish. "We'll do any finish the customer wants except perfect!" says MD Peter Watson. "There is a need, especially in the Cotswolds, for country style front doors. We could never get enough originals to satisfy demand and so we did the next best thing. Started making them. These doors are really solid, will outlast most of our customers and certainly outlast me!". On Chelsea , Watson says " We've been asked over the years to supply all
sorts of things for Chelsea but nothing really caught my imagination until this scheme came along. We're absolutely delighted for the lads and my blokes in the workshop are particularly proud of the part they played in their success. I'm only annoyed that I haven't been able to get down to see it."

Peter Watson, Cox's, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire
peter@coxsarchitectural.co.uk
Tel 01608 652505

[Press release by Cox's Architectural]

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