WW Brown & Sons was founded in 1895 by William Wright Brown. The company has been family run ever since and is now in its fifth generation.
Over this time the company and the property world have both seen many changes, including the end of the reign of Queen Victoria, the birth and accession of Queen Elizabeth – not to mention the outbreak of 2 world wars.
Other innovations that have come about since WW Brown & Sons were formed include:
The installation of statement items in homes such as Victorian fireplaces (1890s)
The rise in popularity of indoor electric lighting (1900s)
The rise in popularity of electrical domestic aids including the vacuum cleaner and the washing machine (1910s)
The introduction of the indoor toilet (1920s)
The rise in popularity of the semi-detached house (1930s)
The rise of low cost, post war mass housing (1940s)
The rise in popularity of fitted carpets (1950s)
Removal of original features such as Victorian fireplaces (1960s)
The introduction of gas central heating (1960s)
The introduction of double glazing (1970s)
The popularity of stripped wooden floors (1980s)
The re-introduction and preservation of original features such as Victorian fireplaces (1990s)
The rise in popularity of en-suite bathrooms in the home (1990s)
The popularity of the kitchen / diner / open living space (2000s)
Throughout all these changes in the plumbing and building industry in and around Market Harborough WW Brown & Sons has been here and plans to be around well into the future. The latest generation of the family, now in their twenties, have joined the firm and the future is looking bright.
If you are looking for a builder who is planning on being around for the long term, remember WW Brown & Sons.