Rugby School Project

The Häfele UK Estimating team were proud to partner with Rugby School for the refurbishment of their Admissions building. Founded in 1567, Rugby School preserves centuries of tradition and heritage, alongside pioneering modern education on a worldwide platform.

The brief for the development of the Admissions building was to maintain the historical features of the building, whilst making a nod to the bright futures of the Students. The Admissions building often makes the first impression for prospective students and their parents, making it critical that the décor reflects both the integrity and prestige of the highly-distinguished school.Hotel

With this brief, the Hafele estimating team were able to narrow down the 25,000 products in their offering to a concise capsule collection of quality antique brass door furniture, for the client. The client selected the antique brass range from Croft Hardware, due to its periodic characteristics perfectly complimenting the chosen aesthetic. 

The project, which took place between February and July 2018 has been well-received by both Rugby School and its patrons, and is now an active cornerstone of the Rugby School community.

One of the most challenging elements of this project was the importance of retaining original features of the building. Built between 1809-1842 the now Admissions office was once Rugby School Library, and therefore has been a consistently-frequented and well-loved building for centuries. With this in mind, our Estimating Team were challenged to find the perfect solution for the project; one that would retain its quality and finish through the high-usage expected, but would also compliment the design of the building’s original features.