Customer Spotlight: R W Armstrong

Oct 1, 2020 | our customers

Meet R W Armstrong…

For 60 years, R W Armstrong has provided high quality building services for Hampshire and most of the South of England.

With a foundation of expertise in traditional craftsmanship, the company has built a sterling reputation for high class refurbishments and renovations – the go-to building experts for country homes, period town houses and listed properties. They also construct bespoke homes for private clients, in both contemporary and traditional style.

r w armstrong heritage buildings

Founded in 1957 by Roy W Armstrong, this is a fourth generation family business, specialising in project management and high quality craftsmanship. It is their mission to provide architects and interior designers with a comprehensive service, underpinned by the understanding that a good design is only realised through careful project management and expert craftsmanship. To deliver this, Armstrong employs a large workforce of talented craftsmen, co-ordinated by CIOB qualified contracts managers and site managers with years of experience under their tool belts. Rounding out their enviable service, reliable specialists, sub-contractors and suppliers reinforce the entire process, ensuring successful delivery of every project they take on.

As a company, R W Armstrong places a great deal of importance on the environment, implementing sustainable solutions on many of their projects, and developing a vast knowledge of sustainable building over the years. They ensure all products used are non-harmful to the environment, including the timber they source from us. Their sustainable methods go beyond the environment, too – proud to support their local community, they actively engage with a number of charities that support their employees. They are committed to passing down and keeping alive traditional skills, and have been training apprentices in traditional craftsmanship for over 40 years, as well as sponsoring staff through higher education and university degrees. Some of the apprentices are now running the company.


Project Spotlight

R W Armstrong excels in the art of bespoke joinery, thanks to their dedicated team of master craftsmen across two joinery workshops. They offer luxurious one-off pieces, always delivered to an impeccable standard. Their precise level of finish is often what encourages their clients to choose them: “Armstrong has a very strong reputation and for good reason. It’s all down to the high quality of staff, nothing was too much trouble.”

contemporary and period interior architecture by r w armstrong and sons

The dedicated team has the skill necessary to take requests; from custom kitchens, libraries and dressing rooms, to paneling, curved work, veneers, inlaying and policy: “Once again Armstrong has provided the high quality craftsmanship and professional management skills to restore this magnificent home to its former glory. Working successfully as a team with both the architect and the client – to minute detail and exacting standards, Armstrong has beautifully translated our designs for this significant and wide ranging project.”


Timber Spotlight

R W Armstrong gives careful consideration to the use of traditional materials on all their projects, often reusing materials in order to minimise waste. When new materials are used, they aim to source from sustainably. They are a company well versed in the selection of high quality timber for building, joinery and interior works.

cedar of lebanon boules stacked in the yard boards being taken off the bandsaw at helmdon sawmill to make waney edge boules of english oak for Cocking sawmill homegrown oak boules stacked for air drying

Our air dried stocks of homegrown hardwood suit the appropriate requirement for period exterior and interior joinery.


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