Back in 1981 TBKS started its life as 'The Bath Knob Shop', operating as a retail shop in Bath city centre. 'The Bath Knob Shop' developed a reputation for selling all types of architectural fittings ranging from cabinet ware and castors to doorknobs and window fittings in all manner of sizes and finishes. However, its greatest strength was selling quality British products at fair prices. This philosophy was rolled out to the construction sector in the late eighties with the production of our first catalogue.
From across the South West, contractors and architects realised we had something to offer; not that we only sold beautiful doorknobs but that we had the technical acumen to ensure their projects would benefit greatly from our input. Steadily we grew, then in 1999 we moved to bigger premises on the outskirts of Bath, changing our trading name to TBKS and taking our loyal customers with us. Along with our first website and fourth catalogue, plus the increased capacity of our showroom, TBKS was able to develop a wider range of products aimed at a much wider audience. The supply of ironmongery to 'The Governor’s Residence' on the Caribbean island of Tortola in 2002 demonstrated this admirably.
Today the TBKS 'family' is a close knit team and still remain actively involved in running the business. Equally, many of our team have worked with us for years, some all of their working lives. Their expertise and dedication are our most valuable assets and as a result their knowledge ensures that TBKS provides the appropriate solution first time, every time.
TBKS delivers some very straightforward services. Fundamentally, a great range of quality door and window furniture to procure online or at our showroom. Our locksmith is excellent and will refurbish historic original locks and provide new keys. Our reproduction service and our refinishing of original pieces are crucial if you require that perfect finish. The jewel in the crown is our scheduling service. With completed projects from the Isle of Egg to Jakarta and from London to Chicago, distance is no barrier to us acting for you. Skype, email, and PDFs all make life infinitely easier and clearer when specifying your exact requirements. That said, a good old fashioned site visit usually works the best.