GOOD DIRECTIONS LTD
Suppliers of: Outdoor clocks GRP Public clocks GRP Electric clocks Outside clock Tower clocks GRP Clock Towers GRP Clocktowers Architectural GRP products GRP structures GRP architectural features
Good Directions Ltd design, manufacture and install an extensive range of exterior clocks and clock towers.
Main Product Ranges include:
A wide range of traditional and modern exterior clocks. Clock mechanisms, clock control systems, electronic bell chiming and dial illumination.
A range of GRP clock towers which can be fitted with up to four exterior clock faces. Bronze bells and electronic bell chiming systems can be added to the specification.
A range of GRP cupolas and roof turrets which can be supplied in a variety of styles and can be customised to order. These can be specified for ventilation purposes, or as a source for natural light.
Bezel clocks for mounting onto walls or double sided drum clocks fitted with brackets for projecting from a wall can be specified to suite all applications
Free standing external clocks. Standard designs include the two-dial ‘Albert’ and four-dial ‘George’.
GRP structures can be manufactured to specific design. We have a large range of special moulds and a bespoke design facility.
We supply a range of weathervanes, made in copper with brass directionals.
Custom designs can be manufactured to any size and from virtually any material. Phone 01489 797773 to speak to one of our sales representatives.
Good Directions - Coronavirus Update:
Please note that due to the current pandemic our factory is now on temporary shutdown.
The admin side of our business is set up so that it can function to the best of its ability remotely, so please email where possible as we will not be able to check any post.
Until further notice all our phone lines will be on divert to a virtual answer phone, so if necessary, please clearly leave your name, number and a short message and one of our team will call you back as soon as someone is free to do so.
We hope you are keeping well and look forward to continuing our working relationship together through these difficult times.
Sales & Marketing Director
Good Directions Ltd restores historic clock to its former glory
There’s a very special clock at the Corn Exchange in Rochester that’s been telling people the time for nearly 250 years. The historic timepiece, a gift from Sir Cloudesley who was MP for Rochester from 1695 to 1701, had fallen into disrepair with wear and tear over the centuries taking its toll until much of the clock had to be dismantled for safety reasons.
With over 30 years experience in clock manufacturing and restoration Good Directions Ltd was approached to bring the clock back to life. The original wooden dials were in a terrible state with much of the wood broken off, deteriorated or repainted so often that the intricate detailing around the edge of the dial was all but lost.
Having removed all the layers of paint to expose a section of the original outer detail, silicone moulds were taken to be able to produce a new ornate ring in GRP, which was then finished with liquid gold paint. Each numeral was then measured and perfectly drawn so that they could be recreated on the new painted metal dials.
For ease of future maintenance and to reflect on the original construction the dials were made in sections with a removeable centre segment, to allow access to the mechanisms in the future without having to remove an entire clock dial.
An aluminium drum with internal framework was manufactured at our factory to house the impressive 6ft dials and finished in black as per the original with drainage holes drilled in the bottom to deal with any water ingress or moisture build-up.
The original hands were replicated in stainless steel and again finished in liquid gold paint to match the dial. These were perfectly counterbalanced and are driven by our heavy duty CL300 electric mechanisms, controlled by our clock resynchroniser. This will keep both clocks accurate, automatically restart them after any power failures and alter them at the summer and winter time changes.
Before the clock was put back in its pride of place above the High Street in Rochester a time capsule was placed inside the drum full of messages from primary school children explaining what they love most about Rochester, for future generations to find the next time the clock needs restoring in decades to come.