In our latest Supplier Spotlight interview, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Laura Preedy, a representative of Preedy Glass to discuss their comprehensive range of glass and mirror products and services tailored for the hotel industry.
With a history dating back to 1913, Preedy Glass prides itself on being a fifth-generation family business offering both supply-only and supply-and-installation solutions. In this exclusive interview, we delve into the ways Preedy Glass caters to the unique needs and preferences of hotel projects.
Tailoring to Specific Hotel Project Requirements
One of the strengths of Preedy Glass is their ability to adapt to the individual requirements of hotel projects. When asked about this aspect, Laura explained, “We work quite frequently with hotels, particularly in the creation of stained glass and restaurant designs. We provide a variety of glass products, including shaped mirrors, hinged and sliding glass doors, stained glass windows and much more.”
This emphasis on speedy customisation as a result of in-house production enables Preedy Glass to offer a broad spectrum of options, from off-the-shelf products to tailored designs with quick turnaround times for those who want a more personalized touch. By maintaining stock and controlling production internally, they can expedite the delivery of products to meet tight hotelier deadlines. Their in-house machinery and dedicated team allow for a quick pace- fundamental for the hotel scene.
The Consultation and Installation Process
Preedy Glass shared insights into their project process, highlighting that it all begins with a discussion with the designers. They take the time to understand the specific needs and preferences of the client, often involving sampling and prototypes for approval. After the initial stages, the company conducts site surveys, followed by installation, ensuring that everything fits to precise tolerances
Supply and Installation Services
With the samples, prototypes and mock up rooms approved, Preedy Glass then move into the production stage of the project. This can be to customer sizes as supply only or as a full measure, supply and install service. As Preedy Glass manufacture in house this gives them full control over the entire installation process. This allows them to be flexible in surveying, production and installation to the changing needs and timelines of projects. Preedy Glass install across the UK and on selected projects overseas.
Combining Traditional Craftsmanship and Modern Technology
The company balances traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology. While they utilize CNC and water jet machines for efficiency, they also hand-cut glass, particularly for intricate or bespoke shapes, to ensure superior quality. This approach enables them to offer a wide range of products that meet the highest standards.
The interview concluded with Preedy Glass providing examples of their past hotel projects, which included work for The Savoy Hotel, Claridges, and The Ritz Hotel and a remarkable mirrored ceiling installation at a hotel in Oxford. Their confidence in handling complex and safety-conscious projects like mirrored ceilings speaks to their expertise in the field.
Preedy Glass continues to be a reliable partner for the hotel industry, offering bespoke glass and mirror solutions while maintaining a commitment to quality, efficiency, and sustainability. As they expand their product range and further their sustainability efforts, they are poised to remain a leader in the industry.
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