News

October 2008

JELD-WEN, one of the World’s leading manufacturers of doors, windows and stairs

JELD-WEN, one of the World’s leading manufacturers of doors, windows and stairs has recently marked the 60th anniversary of it supplying the first timber huts to the Antarctic by assisting the Trust with a replacement window for a damaged timber window for Bransfield House, the main hut at Port Lockroy. This is only the first stage in an on-going plan to renovate this and other buildings on the Peninsula. JELD-WEN’s relationship with the Antarctic started well over 60 years ago when Boulton & Paul, the company JELD-WEN bought in 1999, supplied the actual timber huts to be sent to Port Lockroy. JELD-WEN’s timber component factory in Lowestoft has now produced and donated the single glazed timber window to the exact design of the original windows to match those supplied to the building 50 years ago.