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Moving Into The 21st Century

At the end of the century, Tony & Jeffrey Chinn realised that once again the business had outgrown its surroundings.  Within the constraints placed on a listed building, work commenced including a thorough internal overhaul and a gentle facelift.  The building was rewired, the roof restructured, the floors strengthened and everything brought up to modern regulatory standards for fire and safety.

Hettich reopened on 6th April 2000, ready for the next century with contemporary offices, updated archive rooms and a refurbished workshop.  New foundations and additional supporting steel columns secured the building, with new wiring, IT and security equipment.  Yet the shop retained its traditional character and elegant ambiance.

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