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Celebrating 45 Years of Transforming Homes

This article was published on June 3, 2024

As a leading name in the North East since 1979, we’re celebrating our Sapphire Anniversary marking 45 years in business this June! 

We’re extremely proud of our deep roots in the community; starting as a family-run business based in Middlesbrough, we’ve seen our organisation blossom into a highly reputable name for homes across the region. As we’ve developed, we’ve not only seen our highly-skilled team grow, but we’ve seen our products evolve in line with high-end modern technology, creating the finest bespoke windows, doors, and outdoor living structures with a focus on thermal efficiency, security, and performance.

To celebrate, ERW are holding a special event on the 21-23rd June – To celebrate 45 years of home transformation. Our Sapphire Open Days allow you to visit our showroom to experience firsthand the craftsmanship that defines our bespoke timber windows and doors. 

Below, we take a look back at some of the key achievements we’ve accumulated over the years.

The Rich History of ERW

Since being founded in 1979, ERW has come a long way, facing a lot of challenges, improving with each hurdle. In celebration of 45 years in business, we’re going to be reflecting on some of the key milestones that have led us to where we are today: 

1979 – The founding of ERW, initially known as Eston Replacement Windows.

1980 – The opening of our first factory in South Bank, Middlesbrough.

1982 – We opened our second factory based in Grangetown.

1987 – The launch of our first showroom on Eston High Street, allowing customers to view our range in person.

1988 – After overseeing continued growth, we expanded into our current premises – the Renovation House on Skippers Lane Industrial Estate, Middlesbrough.

1995 – ERW’s purpose-built showroom opens at Renovation House.

2000 – Completion of our first major renovation projects for Norton Hall and Wilton Castle.

2009 – Our Renovation House expands into a neighbouring factory, accompanied by the launch of our new factory finished timber windows and doors.

2018 – We underwent our largest renovation project to date – restoring and replacing windows at Auckland Castle, a vital piece of history for the country..

Check out ERW’s full timeline from 1979-2019 here.

The Recent Success of ERW

Since the celebration of our 40 year anniversary, we’ve continued to thrive and progress as a business. With new faces, and new projects, take a look at some of our more recent milestones to mark our 45 year anniversary!

Bailey Donkin wins BWF National Apprentice of the Year – 2019

Later in the year after the celebrations of our 40th anniversary, we were delighted to see Bailey Donkin pick up the National Apprentice of the Year accolade at the BWF Awards 2019! Bailey is a credit to ERW’s successions, picking up this award for his creativity, innovative approach and outstanding joinery.

Phillip Wall takes over reigns as Managing Director from his father, Lawrence – 2022

After 36 years of service, Lawrence handed on the role as Managing Director to his son, Phillip, passing the torch onto a new era of ERW.

Jamie Dixon wins Rising Star of the Year at the BWF Awards – 2022

Since joining ERW in 2015, Jamie’s outstanding dedication to his role was highlighted by his impressive achievement of winning Rising Star of the Year at the British Woodworking Foundation’s award ceremony in London.

ERW begin work on Middlesbrough Train Station – 2024

Earlier this year, we were contracted to work on a major redevelopment project at Middlesbrough Railway Station to craft bespoke timber windows for the station. As a company that’s very proud of our deep roots in the community, working on such a key local facility for the local economy is a huge achievement for us.

ERW’s Celebration Event – 21/22/23 June

To mark the occasion of our 45th anniversary, we will be holding a special open day for you to visit our showroom and view our range of bespoke doors, windows, and outdoor living structures! Below are some of the perks to attending one of our open days:

Unveiling New Products: Explore our cutting-edge vacuum glazing products and a new stylish door design tailored for both heritage and modern properties.

Exclusive Anniversary Offer: 4.5% discount just wasn’t enough to celebrate such a special occasion. That’s why we’ve doubled it to a 9% discount on all new project quotations made during the event. It’s our gift to you!

Win a Luxury Hamper: Enter our prize draw for a chance to win a beautiful Betty’s hamper, celebrating the best of Yorkshire produce.

See below the details of the event:

Dates: Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23

Venue: ERW, Renovation House, Skippers Lane, Middlesbrough, TS6 6HA

Time: Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm

Book your place here

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