Hello Will and welcome to the forums
Brief Company History .... and I mean brief.
We as a company made all Lowden guitars from mid 1989 until the end of 2003. At this point we handed back the license for the Lowden brand and concentrated fully on our new range.
We are the same company making our own label guitars "Avalon" and the same core of the highly skilled, long-serving luthiers are still here doing the job they know best.
Our comanys name was originally "Lowden Guitars Ltd" but has been changed to "Avalon Guitars Ltd"
Same factory, same details, same address, same luthiers, same desire ... to make hand-made guitars as best we can.
The bridge saddles are never glued in place, there's no need, string pressure does all the work for you.
Personally speaking, I never take all the strings of my guitar at once when changing to a new set, I much prefer changing one string at a time, thus helping to keep a constant tension on the neck .....
All our saddles are shaped and height adjusted for each individual guitar so it's nigh impossible to buy a set of saddles that will drop in place with out some sanding work needed ... your choice really.
Hope this clears a few things