Perhaps the most attractive and obviously "crafted" part of any traditional bell installation is the wheel and we take great pride in the quality and finish of our wheels. The spokes of each Nicholson wheel are of air-dried English oak, the soles are of steam bent ash and the shrouds or sides of the rim are of sweet chestnut. Stainless steel screws are used throughout the construction of each wheel for the greatest possible durability. All fixing bolts are of hot-dip galvanized steel rather than the much cheaper alternative of bright zinc plated steel, the latter often erroneously being described as galvanized.
The use of the finest quality materials, regardless of cost, is just one example of the total quality approach which goes into every facet of a Nicholson installation.