Thursday, 18 August 2016

Cavendish Hardware - The Catalogue and The Web Site.

So, that pretty much brings us up to date.

Our much needed new web site is almost a reality, a few more bits and pieces to do and it should be up and running.

Our old catalogue, which has served us for 16 years, has served it's purpose and it's time to move on.
Many customers have asked why we have never done revised versions - the plain truth of it is, we spend almost all of out time servicing enquiries and processing orders, so that window repair engineers can hit the road with whatever it is they need for the next job.

We now do so much more than was listed all those years ago but regular customers know that and tend to give us a call, send us an email or a fax and we pin it down from there.

If you have been with us all of those years and more, here is the familiar little green book, containing many of those weird and wonderful window parts you have used over the years.
If you have just arrived on this page, looking for parts for windows, detailed below is our old catalogue, in all it's glory!

My next post will be in September and if all goes to plan, it will have a link to the new web site.

If you want to give us a call, we are on 0116 2742195 or if you prefer to drop us a line, please go here:

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Cavendish Hardware - More shelves and more stock.

We found that after doing an exhibition, enquiries would come in thick and fast for a week or two and then calm down a little, meaning our poor old fax machine was running at full tilt. Hard to believe now but back then, the fax machine was the way to go and emails came in now and again. No smart phones back then, just lots of phone calls and faxes!

So, to satisfy all of these new found customers, more shelves were constructed and more stock was put onto them. These shots were taken some time ago but illustrates that at that time, no shelf space was wasted!!!

Things have moved around a lots since then and not long after, we added a further 70 square metres of shelving - 96 shelves, in total - I know there are 96, as I have just counted them!!

It didn't stop there - not long after that came over a hundred Tote Tins and the racking to hold them - we were fast running out of space and still the fax machine was churning out more enquiries and orders.

We still have a fax machine! So, if you have one and you want to feel all "nostalgic", you can send us a fax!

The fax machine is on: 0116 2461545 . . . . I'll go and stand by it now!!

More common routes to find us these days are phone: 0116 2742195 or ping us an email at:

Cavendish Story Part 10