Jessie Hughes Village Hall

Project Summary

Silva Timber Western Red Cedar cladding provides aesthetic appeal to the new £220,000 Jessie Hughes Village Hall in Eaton (nr Tarporley), Cheshire.

The Requirements

Jessie Hughes was a key member of the fundraising committee which raised £400 for the original hall to be built in 1926. That building had reached the end of its life and was in desperate need of replacement.

Cheshire based construction company, Cartwright Pond were tasked with the design and build of a new community centre incorporating modern technology and facilities, whilst conforming to the rustic character of the village and surrounding countryside.

The building had been central to the lives of Eaton's residents for over 80 years so it was crucial that the new community centre retained its prominence within the local community.

Materials Used

Silva Timber's 19 x 85mm Tongue & Groove V Joint Western Red Cedar cladding was chosen for the new build.


The Jessie Hughes Village Hall is the focal point for community life in the rural parish of Eaton, Cheshire.

In October 2008 the project was a joint winner of the Cheshire Pride Community Project Award, representing the first large scale rebuild initiative to be completed by Vale Royal Borough Council's rural delivery programme.

Customer Testimonial

Steve Davies, Director at a construction company, Cartwright Pond comments "We ordered product samples from various suppliers and Silva Timber was selected due to the superior quality of their Western Red Cedar cladding. The team at Silva were particularly efficient during the order process, working with us to calculate precise quantities in order to minimise wastage on the job. The project was a total success, with Silva contributing to the overall quality and efficiency of the build. We would definitely work with them again in the future".