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.
HOIMI Clocks – Saudi Arabia
HOIMI Clocks – Saudi Arabia
Clocks are a key architectural feature in many parts of the world and not just for telling the time but as a symbol of power and importance helping to make buildings stand out from the crowd. It was this exact reason why ‘G-Enviro’ in The Middle East got in contact with us regarding the manufacturing of clocks.
G-Enviro is a leading company in Telecom full turn-key projects and manufacturer of traditional and non-traditional supporting structures. As part of the unusual structures they create to mask unsightly telecom masts, they were looking for large clocks to create a focal point.
‘G-Enviro’ enquired all around the globe for who was the best manufacturer of large exterior clocks and after extensive research they decided that they wanted to work with a UK manufacturer and after discussing their needs with various companies they chose ‘Good Directions Ltd’.
Having looked at our selection of clock dials they chose our Skeleton bezel clocks for their traditional style, clarity of design and the fact that they could be illuminated. Their initial order was for 13 large Skeleton bezel clocks at 1700mm in diameter with a further 15 to follow featuring their company logo on the clock face, as these clocks were to take pride of place on their company buildings across Saudi Arabia.
The clocks were all back illuminated, meaning that visibility is always prominent, no matter the time of day or the weather. This ensured that their buildings were always in sight and stood out from the rest of the competition.
Because these clocks went abroad, they required our Total Control System (TCS) to control the clocks and work with the local power supply. Our TCS mechanisms can be programmed anywhere in world, keeping up with time changes and power outages. These are an invaluable piece of technology that will ensure any clocks purchased from us will last for many years to come.
Hexagonal Exterior Clocks
Hexagonal Exterior Clocks
Once again working with ‘G-Enviro’ in Saudi Arabia, Good Directions LTD produced and manufactured 3 Hexagonal bezel clocks for the Middle Eastern company. These clocks had a different brief from the ones previously manufactured. All these dials were to be a simple modern design, but also had to be in a hexagonal shape bezel instead of the standard round style.
The design choice here was to allow the clocks to fit in with the existing aesthetic of the structures they were being installed on, which had a honeycomb pattern and design. The clocks were manufactured to be a feature on the structure, which was hiding a radio mast, to stop them being such an eye sore.
These Hexagonal bezel clocks were all manufactured in GRP with acrylic dials and came in at a diameter of 1350mm. GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) has many advantages over traditional materials used in architecture and construction, one being the lightweight nature. GRP is perfect for these big installations as it is only 1/10th of the weight of metal or wood, yet it is incredibly strong, hard wearing and virtually maintenance free. It can also be customised to have the same aesthetic and visual properties of more traditional materials, without the long-term constant maintenance required by them.
All three dials were also back illuminated with LED strips fitted inside the bezel, ensuring the whole clock face is always lit up and gives passer-by’s the best chance of being able to read the time, no matter the time of day. This further helps the dials stand out from the existing honeycomb pattern featured on the structure itself.
Powering and controlling these large-scale clocks are Good Directions LTD’s Total Control Systems, allowing automatic time changes to occur whenever there is a seasonal time change or a power outage. Having your clock automatically adjust to these time changes allows you to place your clocks in more creative areas and in very high places, as constant access is not required to change the time.