Grafton Freestone directors Andrew Freestone (left) and Richard Grafton outside the firm’s new showroom on the Ginnel in Harrogate
Grafton Freestone directors Andrew Freestone (left) and Richard Grafton outside the firm’s new showroom on the Ginnel in Harrogate

Richard Grafton sees further expansion with new £100,000 architectural interiors showroom

18 September 2014

Richard Grafton Interiors has announced further expansion with a dedicated showroom for its joint venture architectural interiors business Grafton Freestone.

The new 1,000 sq ft showroom, adjacent to Richard Grafton Interiors’ existing 3,000 sq ft premises on The Ginnel in Harrogate’s Montpellier Quarter, is the latest in a series of investments that has seen the business grow to 12 staff and £1.6m turnover since its launch in 2012.
The new showroom will display Grafton Freestone’s design and installation service that includes bathrooms and wet rooms, kitchens, dressing rooms, studies and a collection of bespoke cabinetry and veneered furniture.

The business, founded by Andrew Freestone and Richard Grafton in 2013, delivered over £500,000 of projects in its first year and will invest £100,000 in the additional retail space along with the installation of the room sets and furniture displays.

Director, Andrew Freestone said: Grafton Freestone needed a permanent space to showcase the exciting design work we can deliver for clients and the space adjacent to our existing building is the perfect new home for us.

We aim to grow by at least 50 per cent in our next year and we will be taking on more designers to help us with the workload that is building nicely as we head into autumn.

The company will start work on connecting the two buildings and installing its furniture collection, bathroom, study, media and AV installation in the new showroom in September and expects to open its doors in November.

Richard Grafton said: Grafton Freestone’s design and build work typically involves architectural work such as staircases, cabinets and furniture installations, stone flooring and tiles, bathrooms and home entertainment technology. All this complements our interior design service really well, and the two businesses have the same no compromise approach and service standards.

We’re finding we can deliver and manage more comprehensive projects for clients from a single source and this new showroom expansion will help us build that specialism with the benefit of being right next door to the Richard Grafton Interiors showroom.

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