GOOD DIRECTIONS LTD

TIME HOUSE
19 HILLSONS ROAD
BOTLEY
SOUTHAMPTON
HANTS SO30 2DY

Tel: 01489 797773
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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:

Exterior Clocks:

A wide range of traditional and modern exterior clocks. Clock mechanisms, clock control systems, electronic bell chiming and dial illumination.

Clock Towers:

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.

Roof Turrets:

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 and projecting clocks:

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

Pillar Clocks:

Free standing external clocks. Standard designs include the two-dial ‘Albert’ and four-dial ‘George’.

GRP Structures:

GRP structures can be manufactured to specific design. We have a large range of special moulds and a bespoke design facility.

Weathervanes:

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.

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ARCHITECTURAL GRP Products .
AUTOMATON CLOCKS Purpose Made .
CHURCH Clocks .
CLOCK Controls Controllers
CLOCK Design and Installation .
CLOCK Maintenance .
CLOCK Makers .
CLOCK Restorers .
CLOCK Towers .
CLOCK Towers Feature
CLOCK Towers GRP
CLOCK Towers GRP Purpose Made
CLOCK Towers Purpose Made
CLOCKS 24 Hour .
CLOCKS Automaton .
CLOCKS Bezel .
CLOCKS Bezel Custom Bezel
CLOCKS Bezel Ogee Bezel
CLOCKS Bull Nose Drum
CLOCKS Chiming .
CLOCKS Coloured Face .
CLOCKS Commercial .
CLOCKS Convex Dial .
CLOCKS Double Sided .
CLOCKS Drum Clocks .
CLOCKS Electric .
CLOCKS Exterior .
CLOCKS Feature .
CLOCKS Feature Purpose Made
CLOCKS Floral .
CLOCKS Four Sided .
CLOCKS Illuminated .
CLOCKS Master Control System .
CLOCKS Period Reproduction .
CLOCKS Pillar .
CLOCKS Pillar Double Post
CLOCKS Projecting .
CLOCKS Projecting Sign .
CLOCKS Purpose Made Bespoke Custom Made Designs
CLOCKS Skeleton Dial .
CLOCKS Suspended .
CLOCKS Wireless Radio Controlled .
CUPOLAS Copper Effect .
CUPOLAS Glass Reinforced Composite .
CUPOLAS Glazed .
CUPOLAS GRP .
CUPOLAS Hexagonal .
CUPOLAS Lead Effect .
CUPOLAS Octagonal .
CUPOLAS Period Reproduction .
CUPOLAS Purpose Made Bespoke Custom Designs .
CUPOLAS Purpose Made Bespoke Custom Designs Signage Incorporated
CUPOLAS Replica .
CUPOLAS Rotating .
CUPOLAS Slate Effect .
CUPOLAS Venting .
DOMES GRP .
DOMES GRP Copper Effect
DOMES GRP Lead Effect
FABRICATIONS GRP .
FABRICATIONS Special Structures .
FINIALS Aluminium .
FINIALS Church Crosses .
FINIALS Copper .
FINIALS GRP .
FINIALS Integral Illumination .
FINIALS Mosques Crescent Moons .
FINIALS Period Reproduction .
FINIALS Purpose Made .
FINIALS Stainless Steel .
FINIALS Steel .
LANDSCAPING Clocks Floral
MINARETS GRP .
MOSQUE DOMES GRP .
PARK CLOCKS Floral .
REINFORCED Glass Fibre Products Bespoke Purpose Made
ROOF SPIRES GRP .
ROOF TOWERS . .
ROOF TOWERS Clock Faced .
ROOF TOWERS Viewing Towers .
ROOF TURRETS .
ROOF TURRETS GRP .
ROOF TURRETS GRP Bell .
ROOF TURRETS GRP Clock .
ROOF TURRETS GRP Purpose Made .
ROOF TURRETS Ventilation .
ROOFING Ornaments Weathervanes
SIGNS Custom Made .
SIGNS Illuminated Purpose Made
SIGNS Purpose Made Bespoke Signage .
WEATHERVANE Fixing Kits .
WEATHERVANES Copper .
WEATHERVANES Period Reproduction .
WEATHERVANES Purpose Made .
WEATHERVANES Stainless Steel .
WEATHERVANES Steel Powdercoated .
WIND VANES Purpose Made .
ALBERT Pillar Clocks
ALVERSTOKE Cupolas/Roof Turrets
BELGRAVIA Drum Clocks
BRIGHTON Cupolas/Roof Turrets
CAMBRIDGE Roof Turret
CANTERBURY Cupolas/Roof Turrets
CHESTER Roof Turret
CHICHESTER Roof Turret
COTTAGE Weathervanes
CRANLEIGH Cupolas/Roof Turrets
EDINBURGH Roof Turret
EDWARD Pillar Clocks
GEORGE Pillar Clocks
HAMPTWORTH Cupolas/Roof Turrets
NEWMARKET Roof Turret
OXFORD Roof Turret
RESYNCHRONISER Clock Controller
SALISBURY Roof Turret
SARUM Roof Turret
SUFFOLK Roof Turret
SWINDON Cupolas/Roof Turrets
VICTORIA Pillar Clocks
WINCHESTER Roof Turret

Good Directions - Coronavirus Update:

March 2020

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.

Kind regards

Rosalie

Rosalie Hoare
Sales & Marketing Director

Good Directions Ltd restores historic clock to its former glory

March 2020

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.

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