UK & Ireland
Spares & Accessories
You are currently viewing the UK & Ireland site, would you like to view the international site?
You are currently viewing the international site, would you like to view the UK & Ireland site?
Visualise your own washroom designs.
Type of Product
Products by Sector
Products by Range
In 1939, Venesta was one of the companies to provide plywood to build the famous De Havilland Mosquitos in the second world war.
At the start of the war, Andrew Oliver had been drafted into the Royal Air Force and posted to the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough to help with research projects. It was only a short stayed and was to immediately return to High Wycombe to report directly to Lord Beaverbrook, the Minister of Aircraft production.
Venesta had been badly damaged during bombing raids early in the war, resulting in a standstill of plywood production. It was decided that any equipment that could be salvaged would be relocated immediately to High Wycombe. Further specialist plywood presses were also to be relocated from Duxford and Bristol Areoplane Company.
Andrew found suitable premises for production at Kingsmead Road, Loudwater, where some Venesta employees were relocated to the town to help establish production. Venesta were one of the companies supplying plywood to build the mosquitos.
Andrew assisted in wooden aeroplane development, advising on the best utilisation of plywood design and manufacture. He was able to assist in the pre-manufacture of plywood panels that could be made ready to fit, generating savings in time and cost and also minimising material waste.
Read more of the history of De Havilland Mosquitos here.
*information has been sourced from www.Lucygreen.com
With over 120 years of experience, we are pleased to supply industry-leading washroom designs to schools, hospitals, retail outlets, offices and more.
Throughout our brochures you will discover great product choice and uncompromising quality. Download your digital copies today.
Keep up to date.
Receive washroom insights, company news and notifications of our latest projects.
Type the code from the image