Clarence Mill Tenant Munsch and Co Launches New PVC Curtains Website

Clarence Mill Tenant, Munsch and Co has just launched a brand new PVC Curtains website. features an online quote calculator which allows users to get an online quote for their PVC curtains and buy PVC Curtains online. The website also showcases Munsch and Co’s extensive range of PVC products which they produce in their 11,000 sq ft state-of-the-art factory in Clarence Mill, Bollington, Macclesfield.

PVC Curtains in Clarence Mill Office Space Macclesfield website



Bollington Transport Extravaganza – Hosted by Adelphi Mill Offices Bollington, Macclesfield

A family fun day out at Adelphi Mill for the Bollington Transport Extravaganza on Sunday 11th Sept 11am – 5pm. A chance to spend a day packed full of viewing many different types of Classic Vehicles from cars to water based transport. There will be food and drink stands, various stalls, children’s entertainment and much more to make the Extravaganza a very fun day out.

For more information visit:

Macclesfield in Bollington Extravaganza

The Bollington Transport Extravaganza is located in the grounds of Adelphi Mill Offices Bollington, Macclesfield.

Office Space Macclesfield – Michael Trafford Photography Case Study

This month’s featured office space Macclesfield Tenant is Michael Trafford Photography, an award-winning specialist in weddings and portraiture and a qualified member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers and the British Professional Photographers Associates.

Trafford Studios – located in Adelphi Mill Office Space Macclesfield

Image by Mike Trafford, Bollington - office space macclesfield
Michael Trafford has just opened Trafford Studios, a fully-equipped professional studio on the 1st Floor of Adelphi Mill where they employ the very latest equipment and editing techniques to produce superb digital images for their clients.

Whether you are looking for individual portraits for home or corporate use, group or family shots, a modelling portfolio, a makeover shoot or any other of the services they offer you can be assured of having an enjoyable experience which is tailored to your personal requirements.

Macclesfield / Cheshire Wedding photographs

Michael offers contemporary, reportage or traditional approaches or a mix of all three, depending upon whatever suits the client. He offers comprehensive coverage from pre-wedding to the evening reception and a choice of the most stylish wedding albums available.

A range of options allow the client to constuct their own bespoke package with prices starting from £995.

For further details and examples of Michael’s stunning wedding photographs visit:

Macclesfield Portraits

Michael Trafford offers portraits of all kinds, such as individual portraits, model portfolios, family groups, engagements, school ‘proms’, graduations, ‘special’ birthdays and celebrations, corporate display, including websites

Michael’s approach is


Whether it be portraits of families or portraits for whatever reason, my aim is to produce photographs for you that are not only beautiful to look at but also encapsulate the person as well as their image.


Office space to rent in Macclesfield - photograph by tenant

Portraits can be taken at home, on location or in the studio. Images are produced in CD/DVD format with copyright and are available in a wide range of high quality print formats, mounts and frames.

Visit Michael’s website here, phone him on 01625 578008 or 07783 992067, or just call in to see him at his studios on the 1st Floor at Adelphi Mill, Grimshaw Lane, Bollington.

Although Michael is based in Macclesfield, he is available for assignments anywhere in the UK or abroad.

Macclesfield Modelling Competition 2010

Michael’s Trafford Studios, in association with Cheshires’ leading radio station – SILK 106.9 FM, Macclesfield and Northwich’s Premier Hair and Beauty Salon – Wilsons hairdressing , and Macclesfields’ leading supplier of the latest clothing and accessories – Ami Lou’s Boutique of Dukes Court, are pleased to announce a brand new modelling competition –

East Cheshire’s Junior Next Top Model


FREE photoshoots* for the competition will run from Monday 15th November until Friday 24th December 2010 (last date to book your session is Saturday 27th November – evening and weekend sessions are available), and entrance is open to anyone interested in becoming a model who is aged 14 to 17 years old .

All entrants will receive a FREE 30 minute photoshoot* in Michael’s newly opened Professional Studio at the Adelphi Mill in Bollington near Macclesfield.

Judging will take place in early January 2011 and the prize for the winner is a full day photoshoot with Michael with hair styling on the day by Wilsons hairdressing, and outfits for the day supplied by Ami Lou’s Boutique. Following this, shots from the session will be used to present the winner with a professional modelling portfolio in both print (minimum of 12 shots in a portfolio case) and on disc. The total value of this prize is £1000!

Bookings are being taken now….to get in touch just use the forms on the Contact page of Trafford Studios or give Michael a call on 01625 578008 or 07783 992067. Evening and Weekend sessions are available.


The judges decision will be final, and all entrants MUST be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian throughout the sessions.

*NB Images taken during the free photoshoot are for competition judging purposes but may be purchased either in print or on disc.

All entrants and their parent / guardian will be required to complete and sign a competition entry / model release form at the time of the photoshoot.

Office space Macclesfield – Office space to rent / let Macclesfield

Adelphi Mill Office space Macclesfield provides office space, industrial units and storage units in Bollington, Macclesfield.

The Weave – Offices Macclesfield Tenant Case Study

Tim, Lucy and family - Macclesfield office space to rent tenants

The Weave – Tim, Lucy and family. Located in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

This month’s featured Offices Macclesfield Tenant is The Weave.
The Weave is located at the back of the Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield, alongside the Macclesfield Canal.

The Weave is a family business run by Tim and Lucy (pictured right). Their company imports & retails quality Oriental Carpets, Persian Rugs and Tribal Interiors.

You can visit The Weave’s website at or phone Tim or Lucy directly on: 01625 261 276

We interviewed Lucy to find out more about her experiences of running her own business and The Weave’s product and services.

The Interview

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield – How did you first get in to the Carpets and Rugs business?

The Weave Macclesfield pictured in their office in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

We first had the idea that we would love to have an Oriental Rug shop after spending 3 days choosing and haggling over a rug in a shop in Udaipur, India. The idea of working in such a fascinating and creative business for which we both shared a great passion was very tempting and motivational.

The Weaves Show Room / Office Space located in Adelphi Mill serviced Offices Macclesfield

The Weave’s Retail Showroom – Adelphi Mill Offices to rent Macclesfield

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield – Is your retail showroom / office space in the Adelphi Mill your business’s first premises?

The Weave Macclesfield pictured in their office in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

The Weave opened it doors in January 2005. Our first shop was located in Bollington Cross and although the shop was a lovely space we always knew that a larger premises was needed, ideally a location with convenient parking for customers. So, in October 2009, we took the plunge and moved our shop to the much more spacious and picturesque location at The Adelphi Mill.

The Weave's Macclesfield office space to rent showroom

The Weave’s Retail Showroom – Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield – What would you say are the pros and cons of running your own business?

The Weave Macclesfield pictured in their office in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

We do enjoy working for ourselves and the freedom it gives us to take our business in the direction we choose. We mostly love the purchasing of new stock; for us to be able to continue to search for interesting and unusual rugs to buy, even after our own house had no more capacity for rugs, was a major influence behind opening our shop in the first place.

The downside to running our own shop is the time given over to keeping the shop open 6 days a week. We would like to have more time to plan and execute additional trips to Iran and India and such places in order to find a greater variety of rugs closer to source.

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield – What was the first rug you ever bought?

The Weave Macclesfield pictured in their office in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

We bought our first rug together in Udaipur, India. It was a Kashmiri wool rug and we still love it.

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield – Is it true that hand made rugs, like private number plates and fine art, not only hold their value but can also increase in value with time?

The Weave Macclesfield pictured in their office in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

It is indeed true that hand made Oriental rugs do hold their value well due to their artistic and durable qualities. Some rugs will actually become more valuable with time but not all rugs are of good enough quality to be realiable as an investment. That being said, as the costs to weave rugs are increasing all the time, so too will the value of good rugs as the cost to replace them will have increased.

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield – How many man days do the more elaborate rugs take to make?

The Weave Macclesfield pictured in their office in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

A skilled weaver can do about 6,000 knots per day. The time it takes to weave a rug varies, mainly being dictated by the quality of the weave i.e. the knots per square inch.

The following are examples of different common qualities of a 9’ x 12’ carpet and the time required to weave them:

Knots/sq.inch Total knots in 9’x12’ Carpet Time required to knot 9’x12’ Carpet
60 933,120 5 months
91 1,415,232 7.9 months
135 2,099,520 11.5 months
180 2,799,360 15.5 months

It is usual for more than one person at a time to work on a rug of this size. Therefore, the time will be divided by the number of weavers who have worked on the rug, although the man hours remain the same. These time frames though do not include the shepherding, clipping, spinning and dyeing of the wool, nor the designing, clipping, washing and drying of the carpet.

The more elaborate the use of colour in the rug the greater the time it will take to make it. This is due to the pattern being more complicated to follow and the time-consuming process of changing wool more frequently.

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield – How long will a handmade rug last?

The Weave Macclesfield pictured in their office in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

A handmade rug should last a lifetime of use. The Pazyryk rug is an extreme example of the longevity of rugs; it is the oldest known rug and it dates back to 500 BC. Most rugs will last between 50 – 200 years with many lasting for several centuries.

Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield – Any other comments?

The Weave Macclesfield pictured in their office in Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

The Weave has been able to expand the products it sells now that we have a larger space. We now have an amazing range of hand carved wooden furniture and crafts from Pakistan, India and Ethiopia. We feel these tribal pieces compliment our rugs wonderfully and we can offer beautiful and original storage chests and cabinets to our customers, as well as small pieces, such as hand crafted bowls and mirrors, which make lovely gifts.

The Weaves carved wooden furniture located in Adelphi Mill serviced Offices Macclesfield

The Weave’s carved wooden furniture – Adelphi Mill Offices to let Macclesfield

More information about The Weave, Bollington, Macclesfield

The Weave are Importers and retailers of Oriental & Persian Carpets, Crafted Furniture & Gift Items from the Hindu Kush, Himalayas, Ethiopia & Punjabi regions.

Access to The Weave’s showroom is gained directly from the Macclesfield Canal towpath or find them at: The Adelphi Mill, Grimshaw Lane, Bollington Cheshire SKID 5JB

Or for more information and driving directions please visit their website at:

Or feel free to phone Tim or Lucy directly on: 01625261 276

A Touch of The Orient

Situated alongside what’s often described as one of the prettiest parts of the Cheshire Ring Canal route, The Weave Oriental Carpet & Tribal Interiors showroom has finally found the long awaited but perfect setting to display its many thousands of beautiful Oriental Carpets and Tribal interior furniture items.

With the new showroom now open, The Weave offers all the space customers need to leisurely enjoy the greatest selection of quality Oriental carpets in the UK.

As explained by the proprietors, the production of truly authentic Oriental carpets varies greatly according to lifestyle, skill and the availability of materials to the weaver. Ultimately, the design of the carpet is a reflection of the weaver’s personality and as such we should never see two identical pieces. It’s this important factor which explains why we see such a great variation in the styles, sizes and qualities of carpet available. Price too is largely dictated by this and explains why we see 5x3ft tribal rugs from around £70 to thousands for the bigger and more beautiful pieces. It’s this very diversity of the weaver’s ideas that allows Oriental carpets to look fantastic in all types of settings, modern or traditional. It’s all about finding that perfect piece to suit the right home.

Whether you’re looking for that spectacular, one-of-a-kind showpiece or a smaller rug to add a touch of cosy character to your home you’re likely to find that perfect piece at The Weave.

About the Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield

Adelphi Mill Office Macclesfield is based in Bollington, Macclesfield and provides high-quality office space to let, industrial units to rent, workshops to rent and storage space. Adelphi Mill Offices to rent also offers serviced offices in Macclesfield. The Adelphi Mill is a Grade II listed former cotton mill which has recently undergone a multimillion pound refurbishment to provide modern and spacious office space. If you’re looking for office space to rent in Macclesfield contact the Adelphi Mill Offices Macclesfield today on 01625 575 125 to arrange a viewing.

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