A recent case study in Trade Build Magazine released this month discusses how QTF Services were commissioned to complete a 10,000 square foot extension to the Luxury Hotel Rafayel in London. QTF Services have been manufacturing Timber Frame kits for commercial properties in London for many years and it’s evident that word of mouth referral’s continue’s to be a key selling point for our Timber Frame Kits. If you missed it in this Trade Build Magazine, you can find the case study below.

CASE STUDY: Hotel Rafayel – a luxury site on the Thames

QTF Services is a forward thinking and leading Timber Frame company with a manufacturing factory based in Northern Ireland with regional offices in London and Glasgow. It is well known for manufacturing and erecting Timber Frame kits for a large segment of the UK and Ireland residential and construction market. For over 15 years QTF Services have provided timber frame kits for self-builders, property developers and builders. Included in this portfolio is the construction and extension of a luxury London hotel development on the River Thames, London. The end results speak for themselves.

Luxury London Hotel choose Northern Ireland Timber Frame  

Hotel Rafayel on the Left Bank is a luxury eco-hotel at Falcon Wharf, Battersea, London occupying four floors of a 17-floor building. It was converted from vacant offices in an early 2000s building and riverside engineered by George Wimpey and designed by architect James Burland. The 17-storey building is composed of a range of varied height part-blue-clad curved towers culminating in a right-angle bend. QTF Services was contacted by the owner of this hotel who was seeking a high-quality timber frame company who delivered ad erected timber frames in London. The project commissioned was an extension to the luxury hotel development. QTF Service managing Director Raymond Moan met with the owner to discuss plans for an extension.

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10,000 square foot Timber Frame Construction project

Raymond commented “QTF Services offered to manufacture supply and erect the timber frame kit including the exterior aluminium and exterior joinery work for a 10,000 square foot extension in a six-month-long development project. The project was completed on time and to budget”. Today, the Hotel Rafayel Bank forms a key part of Battersea’s stunning and award-winning Falcon Wharf Development. This critically-acclaimed steel, glass and timber frame building provides a fitting home for this 5-star luxury hotel. With fabulous views over the River Thames and decked out with vibrant purples, gleaming wooden floors and colourful LED lighting throughout, Hotel Rafayel is said to offers ‘a truly unique ambience in a charming location’.

The owner of The Rafayel Hotel commented on his experience with QTF Services by leaving us a pleasing testimony from his experience. “I found that the QTF team was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of timber framing and no questions were unanswered”– He concludes: “I also received good reports from the contracts managers on my sites which ensures me that the projects are delivered on-time without controversy. Following the construction of my hotel, I acquired QTF Services to provide the Timber Frame for my own family home and I would recommend them again and again.”


Awards speak for themselves with this London Timber Frame project

Following completion of this project, QTF Services was awarded an ‘Investors In People’ award. Reflecting leading workplace trends, the standard has been developed to describe the capabilities the organisation needs to succeed and highlight the small steps required to achieve excellence. A spokeswoman from QTF says, “QTF Services always gives 100% in ensuring we provide the highest standard of service and we do this by having excellence communication between our employees and management team. This has been proven through our recent Investors in People Award“. By meeting the Investors in People Standard, you can be confident you’re amongst the very best in the world when it comes to people management. Investors in People award recognises the people and teams that make the difference every day.


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