Property guru Sarah Beeny picks Rugby firm

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Sarah Beeny knows more than most about doing up a home.

So when she hired staff from Rugby to help renovate her own place, it was quite a coup.

Häfele UK, based on the Swift Valley industrial estate, provided its expertise to Rise Hall – Beeny’s stately home in Yorkshire.

Having acquired Grade II listed Rise Hall 12 years ago, Channel 4 viewers followed Sarah’s own ambitious restoration project in Beeny’s Restorations Nightmare, which charted its transformation from derelict building to luxury events venue.

Beeny, who fronts Channel 4’s prime time show Double Your House for Half the Money, is renowned for her expertise in renovating properties and advising homeowners on the latest trends that can enhance a home’s appearance.

The Rise Hall team approached Häfele UK and Sheffield-based firm Jeld-Wen to provide the fire doors and ironmongery that would offer a beautiful finish to the property’s 23 luxury bedrooms while also offering the highest fire safety specification.

Häfele supplied the complementary ironmongery, including hinges, door closers, locks, handles, fire seals, fire door signs and door stops. In keeping with Rise Hall’s Grade II listed status, Häfele UK provided polished brass ironmongery to complement the property’s heritage and period look.

Rachel Willcock, marketing communications manager at Häfele UK, said: “Our extensive selection of architectural ironmongery means that there’s always something to complement even the most challenging of renovation projects. Our fire safety products are also available in various designs so it was great that we were able to find the perfect match for Rise Hall. Fire safety is so important and we are pleased to have brought our expertise to such a unique property.”

The house is marketed as a venue for various events.

Sarah Beeny said: “It’s been a huge challenge to reach this point but it’s exciting to be recognised as a luxury events venue on both a national and international level.”