Renaissance was founded in 1975, and whilst our current range only bears a slight resemblance to our origins, we have built on our strengths and values, our fast delivery from stock, our in-house manufacturing facilities and our powerful purchasing to ensure that you the customer can maximise your profit potential on either retail or contract sales.
With our substantial stockholdings available for fast delivery, we offer expert advice and support from design through to installation – including liaising with your soft furnishing workrooms – to provide expertly designed products with a range of installation options for optimal time saving without compromising on quality.
Renaissance Head Office In Yeadon, close to Leeds and Bradford International Airport
Renaissance started life back in 1975, initially known as Bruva, a name by which many customers still remember us. The company was the first in the UK to import shrunk-wrapped packs of timber and tongued & grooved cladding sold through Timber Merchants and DIY stores. As our product range expanded we added Swedish pine garden furniture and a variety of other timber products.
In the 1980s the business took a turn in focus, partly due to the unpredictable British summer weather and also due to the introduction of a new product, Swedish Pine Curtain Poles. This was our first venture into curtain accessories and over the next decades, our range developed – growing to over 10,000 product SKUs – all bearing the Renaissance Brand of quality.
Above: The original blue/gold Renaissance logo
In 1996 the business moved from Beck Mill in Clayton, Bradford to The Old Mill in Yeadon, Leeds, both premises steeped in textile history dating back to the 18th Century.
Over time Renaissance has grown to be a true family business – the founder’s two eldest sons joining the company in 1998, and his third son and daughter soon after. The business continues to grow from strength to strength. In April 2015 the company moved to our current modern large industrial unit in Yeadon close to Leeds and Bradford International Airport.
The Old Mill Shop Home to Renaissance 1996–2015
The Old Dog Mill's rich history dates back to 1792. Built by Joseph Cawthray T’owd Dog (as it was known locally) was the first steam-powered mill in the town of Yeadon.
In 1905 the original Mill was devastated by a fire that started in a Dye House. The blaze left the building unrecognizable, with the loss of 140 jobs, miraculously there were no casualties.
Archive pics aireboroughhistoricalsociety.org.uk
Renaissance remains a family-owned business, with a fast-growing team that shares our strong ethos of doing whatever we can to assist our clients.
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Renaissance strives to create a culture that empowers an honest, dedicated and collaborative workforce. We are passionate about our customers and put them at the heart of everything we do.
To be the No 1 brand and provider of curtain and blind hardware to the UK market
Provide the best product range, knowledge, insight and service in the industry
REASONS TO CHOOSE RENAISSANCE
Our product experts are on hand to solve challenges with even the most complex window dressing solutions.
Made-to-measure service & track bending facility ensures our products are made to your exact specification.
THERE & THEN
Individual tracks can be collated and labelled for ease of fitting on-site – delivered to where and when it's needed.
Need it yesterday? With large stock holding on popular products we offer next day delivery when required.
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