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.