A small, dedicated, experienced team of traditional Green Oak carpenter framers based in the heart of Sussex mill country.
Barrie and his team design and build authentic traditional oak framed buildings using a level of carpentry many have long forgotten in favour of machined joints and fast fix. Their buildings are engineered to last, as they rightly should be. If you’re in search of skilled, experience carpenter framers for a new build or a restoration in the Sussex area then take a look at these guys, they’ll build you a traditional oak barn, extension or barn building to be proud of.
Read their website information and you’ll understand a bit more about where they’re coming from and contact barrie Shaw on…
Heavagate Sawmills, Warren Road, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1TU
Woodhouse Natural Swimming Pools know how to make your dream landscape.
For the past 20 years Will and team have been specialising in natural swimming pools but they’ve been landscaping gardens for lifetimes longer than that.
But get images of muddy water, midges and pondweed out of your mind, these are crystal clear waters in beautiful space.
The work that Woodhouse Landscapes do brings nature together with intelligent, environmentally conscious design to produce working swimming pools that contribute to the natural landscape and enhance the experience and value of an outdoor space.
We’ve know them for 5 years or so now and in that time we never cease to be amazed at the level of thought and effort they put into their projects with wonderful mix of problem solving creativity and productive practicality.
The work Will they do requires heavy labour, expertise, experience and determination and the results are repeatedly nothing less than stunning.
They have two bases so cover most of southern England although proximity is irrelevant as they’re very happy to work at a distance and even internationally.
If you’re thinking of building a new swimming pool or indeed renovating an old one don’t go any further until you’ve spoken to Will, Kate and team.
Take a look at their website Woodhouse Natural Pools & also that of their sister company for garden design and landscaping Woodhouse Landscapes to fully appreciate what they do.
Woodhouse Natural Swiming Pools has bases at
Minster PL35, Weston Colville CB21 and Wattisfield IP22
They will be glad to hear from you if you have a project to discuss.
Call or email them on
A team of very experienced, expert timber frame carpenters and builders. Rookery Barns has been building smaller, tailored, traditional green oak framed buildings for private clients across Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire for over 20 years.
Robin Welland-Jones and his team offer a complete ‘one-stop’ service. They will work with you from planning application through to finishes. There is no part of the build process that they can’t manage and provide. This is pretty unusual and extremely valuable and is likely part of Robin’s reasoning for working on more modest size projects. These guys can do it all for you. That makes costs and builds times as good as they can be.
We’ve been supplying Robin for over 5 years now and know, from the Rookery specs and volume of supply that these are busy people doing excellent work with very happy clients. In our experience when someone’s busy, its a sign they’re very good at what they do.
If you’re thinking of a new build garden building, garage, barn building or extension then Rookery Barns could be good for you. Take a look their website and don’t be afraid to make an enquiry, ask the questions, these guys will explain how your project could work. They may be busy but they’re not too busy to help you.
Tom Lewis is Sky High Design. He has a way with wood but he also has a way with metal. He’s worked hard to make his style of rustice, industrial, naturally chic home furnishings accessible to everyone.
Tom makes furniture for clients and builds pieces for sale online, but if you’re slightly more hands on and inclined to want to do-it-yourself then he also makes the components available to you to buy and build your own.
Take a look at Tom’s handiwork on the Sky High Design shop and website. or contact him on the details below
A team of skilled and knowledgable green oak carpenters and bespoke structural timber framers led by all round nice guy, Chris Nutley. Chris and Sussex Oak Framers work with architects, building contractors and fellow framers on bespoke building projects, both traditional and contemporary, new and restoration.
This is a green oak carpentry company with substantial experience, able to adapt traditional timber frame techniques to any design or project. Chris and team work with an usual level of sensitivity and craft that makes them sought after for period restoration and listed building preservation works.
Their level of knowledge is such that they teach framing courses for Plumpton College and teach their own woodcarving courses from their workshops at Hurstpierpoint in East Sussex.
If you’re looking for green oak carpenters with serious know how then Sussex Oak Framers might be the people for you.
Don’t be misled into thinking that the level of historic building work they do makes them unsuitable for a contemporary design and build. In our opinion, the more experience and depth of knowledge a timber framer has the more relevant their skills are to modern, timber-building design-thinking.
But don’t take our word for it.
Take a look at the Sussex Oak Framers website and if you’re thinking of a new timber frame or need help with an existing one then get in touch with Chris and his team on the details below. We’re sure he’ll be pleased to hear from you.
Sussex Oak Framers
Thatch Cottage, 62 Wickham Hill, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9NP
Max and Tom Bentley are brothers. Both schooled in wooden boatbuilding, both passionate about furniture and both guided by principles of honesty and fairness.
Their skills, experience, passion and principles all meet in their handmade products and bespoke woodworking projects.
The result is beautifully detailed work on pieces made for everyday living. Whether a simple breadboard or a bespoke staircase.
If you have an inkling these boatbuilding brothers would be the right makers for your carpentry or furniture making project then take a look at their website and get in touch with Tom and Max on the details below. We’re sure they’ll be glad to hear from you.
Liam Pannell-Young is a furniture maker mastering the art of resin tables.
Liam uses premium quality, intact, waney edge (live edge) boards to create beautiful furniture pieces. He has a great eye for extraordinary wood and understands how to bring out the best quaities in his making process.
If you’re looking for a piece of feature furniture for your home visit Liam’s website or his social media pages to see some of his recent commissions.
Expert architectural joiners and stairmakers extraordinaire, JLA are full service joiners serving the West Sussex area.
This is a highly motivated and professional team of skilled joiners. They’re prolific producers of staircases, windows, doors, gates, kitchens and fitted furniture. We’ve come to know them as people that take pride in the work they do and take pleasure in their client relationships.
If you need an adaptable joinery company to help with interior or exterior projects then take a closer look at JLA, there’s more information on their website or get in touch with them on the details below and tell them about your project.
The team at ELK Kitchens build kitchens from their own bold concepts. They’ve developed a range of truly extraordinary designs of a geometrical aesthetic with sustainability and innovation at their core.
The designs are highly conceptual, purposeful, systematic and sophisticated. We’ve never seen their kitchens in person but we can only imagine how exquisitely made they must be. This is a team of makers with the highest standards. We love that they have built sustainability into their concepts and they care how they source their timbers.
Take a closer look at what George, Peter & Caitlin make here on their website. or get in touch on the details below
Unit 30 Standard Way, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 8XG
T. 01329 283123 E. email@example.com
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Simon Thomas Pirie are furniture makers with a craft philosophy.
Simon, John & Bridget will work tirelessly with you to design and hand-make crafted furniture, kitchens and interiors.
For those with a strong sense of craft, Simon Thomas Pirie furniture makers offer a service with gravitas. Schooled as a designer-maker by the master of craft John Makepeace Simon’s depth of learning lends his work an uncommon level of richness, seriousness and permanence.
If you’re someone seeking a committed designer-maker, timeless designs, and unsurpassed levels of craft excellence then it’s likely Simon Thomas Pirie is for you.
Contact Simon, John, Bridget & team on the details below
Simon Thomas Pirie Ltd
The Courtyard Workshop, Rogers Hill Farm, Briantspuddle, Dorset DT2 7HJ
Toby Hall and Peter Spence will design and make you a sublime kitchen from solid wood that will last you a lifetime.
If you are yearning for a beautiful working kitchen for your home then you need to talk to Peter and Toby. They have a design sensibility that transcends contemporary style and instead is attuned to interpreting their clients desires and applying their craft.
They’re also creating a furniture range of oak furniture with beautiful pieces for those of us that aren’t quite ready for the kitchen of a lifetime – the Laine’s Collection
Contact Peter, Toby & team on the details below
Inglis Hall Ltd
Unit 3, Phoenix Works, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2PE
R W Armstrong are an award winning, full-service master builders of fine quality homes and period property restorers.
This traditional building company are highly principled and as such highly prized. Their reputation is founded on expertise and excellence.
The work they do is crafts based, high quality and thoroughly professional and is often partnered with architects. Their portfolio of past projects includes National Trust properties, Royal Estate properties, building restorations at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the British Museum, the V&A as well as many national churches and monuments.
M K Bespoke Gates & Joinery make truly beautiful traditional and contemporary entrance gates.
Mike Kitchener and team are experts in design and reproduction of gates using high quality joinery methods to produce long lasting, property enhancing entrance gates.
We’re continually in awe of the quality of Mike’s work and the energy with which he works. If you appreciate joinery and woodworking we strongly reccommend you take a look at Mike’s facebook page to see his gates, they really are works of art!
If you need gates you need Mike.
Get in touch with him by phone or email or ping him a message on facebook
Mike Kitchener, MK Bespoke Gates & Joinery
Horsham, West Sussex, RH 12 5XL
T. 07454 257 527 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
Start planning a timber supply for your gate project HERE
These nice people have mastered of the art of making extraordinary chopping boards.
Chief Sawdust Maker Mike and his small team of super makers in Leamington Spa are bent on making high quality bread boards, chopping boards & butcher blocks that have a low environmental impact and will last a lifetime.
At the Wooden Chopping Board Co a sustainable ethos is built into every area of their business which we really admire. Mike purposefully chooses homegrown timber species like Elm, Oak, Walnut, Chestnut for his woodworking, he’s part of a tree planting scheme for re-stocking and woodland creation and he’s very thoughtful about customer service and satisfaction.
Take a look at the truly incredible chopping boards on their WCBC website and read more about their ethical approach to life and chopping board making.
For more than twenty years this highly trained team of specialist plasterers have been exercising their craft on period and heritage properties.
Ornate Interiors are exceptionally knowledgeable, skilled, experienced and professional. They have high standards when it comes to materials, services, and the quality of their team.
They’re truly passionate about their art and they excel at what they do. Take a look at the incredible work on their website. or if you need traditional skills in lime plasterwork then contact them on the details below…
Woodworking folk driven by the quality and integrity of their craft.
Their workmanship combines modern technology and traditional craftmanship to provide quality interiors for custom homes, high end commercial buildings, remodel projects and historical restorations throughout Southern California.
The guys at manor House Custom Woodwork travel over 5000 miles to source english timbers so it goes without saying they’ll go the distance on any project they’re part of.
Take a look at the work of the impressive portfolio of this highly skilled team on their website or get in touch on the details below
Manor House Custom Woodwork
417 Park Ave. San Fernando, CA 91340, USA
T. + 1 (0) 818-898-0200 E. email@example.com
Start browsing the stock for timber for your next project HERE
Simpson Joinery are a family joinery business specialising in traditional solid hardwood joinery for private clients.
Tony and Peter Simpson are craftsmen. Experts in high quality, bespoke Oak doors, windows, staircases, fitted interiors, furniture pieces and bespoke gates.
These are good people. Tony has been a customer of ours for as long as anyone here can remember. He’s been putting us through our paces on weekly basis for years. He knows his timber and he knows how to get the best out of his suppliers so that he and his son can provide the absolute best to their customers.
Simpson Joinery are not afraid to work locally. They love bumping into their clients in the street because they build relationships as well as amazing staircases. They know how to make their clients happy. They know how to work in someone’s house, to be respectful and considerate and to talk the work through, to keep their clients up to date with progress and to stay in touch.
We think it’s because they love doing what they do.
On a Friday around 4, 4.30 you can bet either Tony or Peter will turn up and load a van to the gunwhales for the work they’re going to do between Friday night and Monday morning. And we don’t think it’s because they’re overworked, we think it’s because they’re just so good at what they do, and what they do is make their clients happy.
We haven’t yet mentioned their broad range of skills, their understanding of modern building standards and that they’re work is built for longevity and durability.
So if you need superb joinery for your home and you want to be happy give these guys a call.
Find out more about the sort of work Tony, Peter & their team can do on their website. or contact them using the details below.
The Workshop, The Wharf, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9PX
James Pillier Joinery is an award winning heritage & conservation craftsperson who thrives on bespoke architectural projects.
James takes a sustainable, ecologically aware approach to timber sourcing. His work is a reflection of his stringent attention to detail and commitment to high specification craftsmanship and his requirements for wood have to match this level of craft.
Although much of his work is based in the traditional James Pillier Joinery takes great pride in being able to build innovation into heritage and conservation joinery to achieve period doors and windows that withstand the elements beautifully.
In his Oxfordshire workshop James has capacity for all forms of joinery, cabinetry, architectural moulding, woodturning and kitchen making.
Get in touch to discuss a project or visit ( by appointment) to see James at work
James Pillier Joinery, The Workshop, The Old Forge Yard (behind Butler & Proctor) Main Street, Checkendon, Oxfordshire RG8 0SP
T. 01491 680227 / 07540 532111 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
Founder Matthew Paré opted out of the city to work with wood. After intensive training with master furniture maker John Lloyd he opened workshops in rural East Sussex to begin his designing / making journey.
Matthew takes great care to hand select every board for every project. He’s concerned with sustainable, ecologically sound timber sourcing. His furniture is handmade and his designs bespoke. The result is elegant, sensitive fine furniture design and making.
The Petrel Furniture belief in beauty, in making by hand and in traditional craft skills is impressive and admirable and there’s no doubt the results speak for themselves.
Take a look at Matthew’s work on Instagram, read more on his website. or contact him on the details below
Petrel Furniture, Bankside Farm, Ditchling Common, East Sussex RH15 0SJ
T. 07812 348517 E. email@example.com
Start your next bespoke furniture project by selecting your own wood HERE
Forge Creative are a passionate team of makers intent on producing creative, unique homeware.
For more than 5 years now partners Josh and Oli have been heads down in their West Sussex workshop developing their craft and their business into something meaningful and fulfilling.
These guys handcraft furniture out of beautiful wood (ok, we’re biased) mixed with other raw as well as reclaimed materials . We know they have traditional woodworking skills firmly under their belt but they’re also interestingly experimental and are clearly open to new challenges, just take a look at their portfolio. In addition Josh and Oli have a busy online shop with an ever-changing stock of especially gorgeous furniture, often featuring the best of sustainable British timbers.
Make an appointment to visit Josh & Oli at their workshop on the details below
Forge Creative, Unit 5, The Workshops, Thicket Lane, Halnaker, West Sussex, PO18 0QS
T. Josh 07709800017 / Oli 07941353185 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pick your own wood for a Forge Creative project HERE
Industrial metalwork offset by natural edge timber at Sky High Design.
Tom Lewis started Brighton based Sky High Design in 2013 and since then has been working skills. His designs have evolved to incorporate a mix of raw materials that achieve an uncomplicated, rustic / industrial aesthetic.
Get in touch with Tom via his website , via instagram or via Facebook and tell him all your hopes and dreams for a new slabwood coffee table or work-from-home desk…
Find a natural edge board HERE and ask Tom to work it for you
Raven River Designs are a family furniture workshop that have evolved out of an appreciation of wood and an understanding of boatbuilding where the use of resin is common to stabilise and protect wood from the elements.
Clare has fused her knowledge and her passion to create beautiful bespoke furniture pieces using unique waney edge boards of homegrown timber.
If you are excited by what Raven River is doing and you want to see more visit their website or if you have a project that you’d like to discuss contact Clare Yule-Smith on the details below
Raven River Designs, Black House Road, Colgate, Horsham West Sussex, RH13 6HS
Wooden & Woven is incredibly finely made wooden homeware.
And art pieces. And furniture. And especially beautifully turned wooden vessels, sometimes with delicately edged with bark, sometimes with burnished and blackened, satiny grain. You really need to see them… look!
We met Alex as he was working on a very special table project using book matched black Walnut natural edged boards (you know… through & through sawn).
Intrigued to say the least and thrilled about the book matched project (we love hunting down these special sister boards) we nagged Alex until he shared some of his images of this particular piece of work. It’s always great to see the evolution of raw to made. We’re sharing the pictures with you below so you can marvel at his work too.
Want to see more? Here’s his website for you to browse to your hearts content.
Ted Wood is Ted Jefferis, a lovely person who just happens to love wood and design/make beautiful furniture.
He works hidden away in a woodland workshop not so far away from us in Bosham. He’s a familiar figure at our woodyard, with his sweet natured spaniel in tow to help sniff out the best boards. From his quiet workshop Ted makes ..
We love that Ted works with an ethos, he cares about sustainability and about using homegrown, British timber. He’s careful with timber selection and knows his wood.
His design work is wonderfully understated and humble. Ted seems to have the knack of applying his design thinking and woodworking skills to any scale, be it one off tiny stool or large production runs and entire interior fit outs, all from the workshop in the woods.
it must have been this unassuming fearlessness and dedication to his craft that won TedWood the Elle Decoration British Design Awards 2015… pretty amazing stuff!
If you’re feeling the need for a TedWood piece to spruce up your home or you have a project that needs some TedWood love don’t hesitate! Get in touch with Ted on the details below…
Christian Gaze & Simon Burvill are craftsmen. Schooled in furniture making by John Makepeace, master of master’s, they are a partnership with a purpose; to make fine outdoor furniture that does no harm to the environment. In this, they clearly found their metier as Gaze Burvill sit at the pinnacle of handmade garden furniture design and making.
Now a substantial company with state of the art workshop Gaze Burvill produce their own ranges of furniture as well as working with designers and architects on bespoke projects and commissions. Their furniture products range from dining sets, outdoor lounges, poolside furniture, summer kitchens as well as estate benches and installations. Most of their work is in English or European Oak and as such is inherently durable and weathers beautifully.
Take a look at their website for a view of their extensive portfolio. Don’t hesitate to get in touch should you desire to discuss a project or to furnish your outdoor space with their beautiful Oak furniture.
Gaze Burvill, Lodge Farm, East Tisted Hampshire GU34 3QH
With “possibly the best equipped chair making workshop in the UK” Sitting Firm are the ‘go to’ company for furniture designers from all over the UK, trusted with production of some of the best known and highly sought after contemporary and traditional chair designs. They are experts in Windsor chair making as well as other complex steamed wood designs.
The guys at Sitting Firm have a deep understanding of wood which enables them to innovate and problem solve. A facility highly prized by designers like Katie Walker or Sarah Kay and perfect for prototyping and experimenting for production of new designs.
We can vouch for their expertise unmaking, their fantastic workshops and (as a subject close to our hearts) their support of homegrown timber sources. Many of their projects feature British wood, sourced from sustainable, managed woodlands.
Take a look at their website to find out more or even treat yourself to a new chair from their online shop!
The Old Sawmill, Harvest Hill Lane, Coventry CV5 9DD
“Anything wood, everything bespoke!” The Joinery Barn
This is their remit and they’re sticking to it! The guys at The Joinery Barn are true working #woodfans, their wood knowledge is great and their skills are as wide ranging as the scale of their projects. It seems there’s just nothing that phases them!
Their bespoke approach is a reflection of a respect for their clients’ individual requirements and that they look at each project afresh.
What really sets these guys apart is their range, being able to engineer an oak timber frame and then create the exterior and interior joinery as well as the interior configuration, wall infills, surface finishes, interior layout, kitchens and bathrooms, furniture and probably external landscaping in timber too if you asked them nicely!
It’s difficult to list everything they do because as soon as we have they’ll add another string to the bow or is it arrow to the quiver?
They’re certainly not pigeonhole-able, that’s for sure… so “anything wood, everything bespoke” is definitely the safest way to describe The Joinery Barn.
If you need something in wood and you don’t want it ‘off the shelf ‘ then give these guys a call.
Take a look at theirwebsite for more of what they do and then call them up with your ideas and plans, no mater how small or how big!
The Joinery Barn, Unit 7, Lea Green Farm, Christchurch Rd, Downton, Lymington SO41 0LA
Colin Parker Furniture Makers and Carpenters are tucked away in a small Edinburghian furniture workshop perfecting their flow and harnessing their collective passion for making with wood.
Their skills are broad and their remit is the creation of beautiful furniture of honest design with quality, integrity and utility at the core.
They’re happy to take on demanding projects, bespoke projects, installations, commissions and can innovate in design as well as in making.
We get the feeling that Colin and his team are the kind of people that would go that extra mile to fulfil a client’s needs or dreams. In fact we’re proof that they’ll go at least 400 miles just to source the raw wood materials to do their making with!
We love this about them.
That they’re committed to actively sourcing the best quality homegrown timber they can. Ideally grown locally to where they work.
Colin and his team are a great example of a company that have built their strong personal ethics into way of doing business. It makes us feel good knowing they choose us to work with and that we can provide wood that matches up to their high expectations.
Have a look at just some of the work that Colin and his team are busy making here on their website . Or get in touch on the details below if you have an idea or dream you need turning into a piece of furniture…
Nick and the team at Tidal Bespoke have a strong philosophy centred around a dedication to quality and professional service.
Their work is in building and renovation, mainly residential and often traditional. Their portfolio so far encompasses restorations, renovations and full service new builds, all beautifully finished both inside and out.
In the last 10 years Tidal Bespoke have established their own style and way of working that are very much sought after. They have built a business on providing the best quality work using the best quality materials and working with the best craftsmen in trade to achieve beautiful homes for their clients.
These guys are serious about quality and we know how hard they work to deliver each project. If you’re looking for a company who will take care over of every detail of your project and deliver something you can be proud of then you best give Nick and his team a call!
You can see the Tidal Bespoke portfolio on their website or get in touch on the details below;
Tidal Bespoke, Trees, Itchenor Green, Itchenor, West Sussex PO20 7DA
Michael Harris of MHW Design offers a range of unique, modern furniture and home accessories as well as his Build it Bespoke furniture and interior joinery service.
As a fully trained furniture/cabinet maker Michael is no stranger to the design and make process and his skills encompass the traditional and also the modern, for both method and materials according to a clients needs and preferences.
If you have a project in mind, whether it’s a one off chair or a whole new kitchen (or chicken coop!) then give Michael a call and find out how Michael can help.
Dale & his team are traditional joiners & carpenters.
They have great knowledge and experience on bespoke woodworking projects and welcome all size projects. We’ve known Dale Sheppard Designs work on sizeable timber framing and cladding projects and then go straight to creating a fitted kitchen. That’s the beauty of real joinery skills, the joinery discipline applies to all forms of woodworking which means these guys can take every project in their stride.
Dale Sheppard Designs are proud of the work they do and enjoy each project. We know they take care about sourcing and selecting the wood so that they can provide the best quality joinery possible, ensuring their work is fit for purpose and built to last.
If you have a project in mind and you’d like a chat about it get in touch with Dale, he’ll be glad to hear from you.
Dale Sheppard Designs Ltd, 23 The Avenue, Hambrook, West Sussex PO18 8TZ
The Green Oak Building Company are a genuine bespoke framing company.
To us this means frame making by hand, with traditional hand tools and with traditional ways of working, of selecting timber, scribing, shaping and jointing whilst laying the frame out.
This is how to build an Oak frame that lasts 500 years!
This is good news if you’re a client. It means you get knowledge and expertise and a real oak framed building. We know that these guys will study every piece of timber, using their understanding of wood and structures they’ll place each beam or post appropriately to create the monolithic whole that is a timber frame. They’ll know good wood when they see it and that makes what we do worthwhile.
But it turns out that’s not all they do. Green Oak Building Co can assist with the planning documentation and application as well as the general construction work to complete your project which can ease the whole process enormously.
Take a look at their website to find out more or get in touch with James & the gang on…
Oakland Vale Ltd are an Oak timber framing company who offer a complete, thorough and professional build service, from architectural design work through to completion. Their past projects include bespoke family homes, commercial developments and unique building extensions, garages and even swimming pool rooms.
We love their sustainable approach to building technology, their attention to technical detail and their quality of work. It goes without saying that they make pretty nice oak frames too!
If you’re looking for a company with genuine eco-awareness and a tried and tested expert knowledge base on modern, sustainable building methods then perhaps this is the building company for you.
Oakland Vale are based in the South of England but work on projects across the country and internationally so don’t let distance deter you from getting in touch with them at:
The Farmhouse, Brook Way, Ivyhouse Lane, Hastings, East Sussex TN35 4NN
Jamie Hoyle is Koda Studios & Koda Studios is Jamie Hoyle.
This specialist furniture workshop is based on Jamie’s need to create and to satisfy his desire to make. His furniture is about permanence, being built to last, to be used, to be lived with and loved, for life.
Jamie loves wood and understands the making process well. He is open to commissions from clients. If you have a yearning for a waney edge desk or table, Jamie is your man. Take a look at his website to see more of what he does…
Jamie has a workshop in London that you can visit by appointment, get in touch on..
Philip Hawkins is a furniture maker who specialises in restoration of antiques and creation of bespoke fine furniture. The quality and expertise of his work is highly prized and sought after by prestigious interior designers, architects, collectors and dealers, local, national and international. To see more from Philip Hawkins Workshop visit the website or get in touch on the details below
Unit 3, Whitebridge Industrial Estate, Semley, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9JT
The Furniture Works are one stop shop furniture factory.
They’re well set up, fully equipped and staffed for furniture production with modern CNC kit alongside classic woodworking machinery to be able to tackle any furniture making project in house. The Furniture Works is taffed by the fine furniture makers, polishers and upholsterers whose skills are diverse and wide ranging this is a factory that can handle the entire furniture making process, from CAD design to prototyping to full production runs. Their space is big enough to handle large chair runs for hotels but their quality of work is befitting one off bespoke pieces.
To find out more click here or get in touch with Kevin, Peter John and the team on the details below and organise a visit.
As well as creating beautiful furniture for homes, restaurants, hotels or offices, London Reclaimed’s raison d’être is youth employment. Via education, training and mentoring in furniture making and carpentry these guys in South East London are changing lives for the better.
We’re really glad to know them and look forward to seeing them go from strength to strength.
Tom Raffield and his team make hand crafted wooden lighting and furniture. Working from his woodland studios in Cornwall Tom creates unique, ecologically sound, innovative furniture and lighting based on ideals of beauty, integrity and a desire to make products will be cherished by their owners.
He has a showroom at his woodland studios in Cornwall and would love to show you around if you ‘re in the area. Just drop him an email or give him a call to go and say hello.
Aquascience are that breed of engineers that have never had enough new challenges and are happy to take on projects in hard to reach areas… what you mean like a building a wooden bridge over a river in the depths of winter? Don’t laugh, these guys will do it!
For more information on lake, river and wetland restoration including design, engineering and project management contact the team
Unit 5&6 Green Lane Farm, Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 9BN
Located in the heart of the Sussex Downs, Peter & Gil West pride themselves on being a family firm that has been working with wood since 1809, employing traditional time-honoured methods & the finest materials.
They believe careful craftsmanship, a passionate attention to detail & the use of good honest design, goes into creating much of the satisfying pleasure that is derived from living with & using beautifully made objects & furniture that is built to last.
Peter, Gil and their gang also have a fantastic showroom where you can see their skills for yourself, both in the furniture on sale and in the re-built timber frame barn and buildings they call home.
Visiting is a must if you’re passing, otherwise browse their website to find out more about them.
New Barn, Newhouse Lane, East Dean, West Sussex PO18 0NJ
T. 01243 811697 F. 01243 811839 E. email@example.com
P.S. A date for your diary – West’s of East Dean are having a Wood Fair on 21st & 22nd of June 2014… everyone’s welcome!
Greenman Carpentry Company are experienced green Oak timber framers & restorers with work on display at Singleton’s Weald & Dowland Museum and the Goodwood Sculture Park. If you’re looking for a dedicated heavy timber framing company with ecobuilding experience and a progressive attitude to design & development then Greenman Carpentry Co are a shoe in.
For more information contact Steve Curtis
Unit 3, Hortons Yard, Melbourne Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 7ND
Stephen Anthony Design are makers of bespoke joinery and cabinetry for furniture, fitted interiors and kitchens.
This is a company with a strong ethos based on a commitment to customer service. Their aim is to make the best quality, fine furniture possible whilst delivering value for money.
All their work is done in-house using the highest quality materials they can source (ahem.. our wood!) and to their own high specifications. This includes everything from the designing & the cabinetmaking right through to the final installation and insitu decoration.
One of the things we’ve noticed, and we value highly about Stephen Anthony and his team, is their depth of craft knowledge, their commitment to their work and their consistency in quality, both in what they expect from us and in what they provide their clients.
We can’t recommend them highly enough and can honestly say they are a joy to work with.
If you’re an architect or interior designer looking for a highly skilled, highly committed and highly productive company to work with then go and see Stephen.
If you just want your own dream kitchen or to refresh your interior spaces then theses guys will help.
Get in touch using the contact details below and talk to Stephen and team about your project.
Stephen Anthony Design
Unit 4, Southleigh farm, Southleigh road, Havant, Hampshire PO9 2NX
T. 02392 486478 F. 02392 476729 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to see what they make and how they make it? (like that gorgeous grey painted kitchen in the pic below!) Visit Stephen Anthony Design offices & workshops, located just off the A27 between Havant and Emsworth in Hampshire.
P.S. Surrey, West Sussex & South London are all less than an hours drive!
Steve & his team are serious about timber framing. To them frame making is for life and the frame is a beloved thing to be crafted and treasured.
We’ve noticed that these guys don’t stop at timber frames either… we’ve seen doors and mantels and furniture sneak through their wonderful workshop (nice flag huh? he’s not called ‘american Steve’ for nothing!) on a regular basis. We get the feeling New England Framing don’t spend much time infront of the TV!
Why not put them to work on your next project?!
For more information heavy timber framing contact Steve Keddington
T. 01420 474324 /07917 398081 E. email@example.com
What Steve Keddington from The New England Framing Co says about us:
“Our company deals exclusively with English Woodlands Timber. This is because of their prompt service in costings, the quality of the material supplied and their professional attitude towards their clients.
I would also add that I enjoy dealing with such a friendly group of people.”
For more information on conservatories, kitchens and high quality joinery contact Jeremy Doe
Unit 6 The kingley Centre, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 9HJ
T. 01243 572515 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
What Jeremy from Sussex Hardwoods Wokshops says about us:
“English Woodlands Timber staff are continuously helpful. They respond really quickly to all requests. Not only are EnglishWoodlands’ prices very competitive, the quality of the timber is constantly of excellent grade.”
Simon comes from a line of professional woodworkers and it seems he fell hook, line and sinker for woodworking himself.
Starting out with furniture studies, that led him to the Edward Barnsley Workshop as an apprentice, and there he deepened his skills and knowledge, to such an extent he was awarded a Guild Mark from the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers not once, but twice!
Simon’s work epitomises the term ‘fine furniture’ and if you have a yearning for a special piece as an heirloom or want to enhance your property with some fine cabinetry then do get in touch, he’ll be happy to hear from you. Or better still, make an appointment to see Simon at his workshop and see his work for yourself.
We love the serene quality of these exquisite bespoke kitchens and the furniture made to go in them. Simple, subtle colours with highlights of natural, raw wood. We know Jasper has a penchant for the English hardwoods and he’s very good at selecting special boards of Oak or Elm or Ash depending on the project he’s working on and taking them away to make the fabulous worktops to match each kitchen.
Jasper and the team at Middleton Bespoke have a showroon at their workshops in West Grinstead, within easy reach of Brighton, Surrey & London.
John Lloyd is a long standing customer of ours, and as such we have a little bit of an insight into what he does with wood.
John is highly esteemed in his industry, with a style and a range of beautiful furniture of his own. In addition to the new pieces he is commissioned to make, he’s a very well known furniture restorer. Sought after by national institutions and private individuals alike, commissioned to work on priceless antiques and treasures.
His day to day work includes tuition at his workshops on Ditchling Common in East Sussex where he takes small groups of private students for intensive and long term furniture making courses where he gladly passes what he knows to those who are keen to learn.
It’s both reassuring and refreshing that John’s teaching ethos is built on traditional, hands-on skill whilst embracing innovation and new technology. This makes for an exciting and thorough foundation to build a new career and craft on. We’re quite jealous!
You don’t have to be one of his students to get the benefit of John’s knowledge and enthusiasm though. He’s generous enough to share his knowledge and experience on wood, woodworking & design in his many writings on the subject too.
Bringing traditional woodland culture into the present and future of sustainable fine furniture design, Sebastian Cox is as industrious and creative as they come. For more information on where you can view & buy Seb’s products, on bespoke furniture works or to place an order for one of his unique pieces you can get in touch via Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr and Twitter or
Studio TW-14, Second Floor Studios, Harrington Way, London. SE18 5NR
T. 07716 910 813 E. email@example.com
P.S. You can see, feel, sit on & purchase Sebastian’s furniture at Heals stores
If you are looking for a spacious, modern feel for your new build, extension or renovation with a hint of the International Style then this buzzing Hampshire practice is worth a call.. and what’s more they love to use wood!
For more information on design, planning & project management talk to Adam Knibb
6 Gordon Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire SO32 0QQ
T. 01962 622047 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture: Bluebell Poolhouse as featured in Grand Designs magazine July 2013.
” The project I had lined up was a small occasional table which required waney edged quarter sawn Oak.
I had tried so many places to find the Oak and had only located it with one company … who could deliver but the cost was far beyond what I was willing to pay. I remember that another cabinetmaker had mentioned that he had gone to you for the same timber so I gave you a call. You were half the price of the other company and as I didn’t need long lengths I could easily drive and collect the timber myself.
After a drive through some of the most beautiful countryside, I was directed to the warehouse (so well organised and stocked it was a pleasure) where I met two chaps who were fantastic and helpful beyond my expectation, I hand picked and purchased two planks of Oak and one plank of American Black Walnut which were all cut to length to fit in my car. I couldn’t be more pleased.
The timber was brilliantly stable and the quartering was plentiful. I have plans for the remaining timber so I’ll keep you posted.”
Stephen Spooner is a specialist in architectural joinery, restoration works, woodcarving craftsmanship and furniture making. He’s worked on many prestigious and demanding projects, not least of all refurbishments at Arundel Castle and Hampton Court Palace after the 1986 fire.
We know Stephen as a highly skilled craftsman with a level of work and a breadth of knowledge that’s hard to match. He’s a consummate professional, an absolute perfectionist and yet he’s not one to sit on his laurels. We’ve always loved his enthusiasm for new and challenging projects and it’s always exciting to hear what he’s working on next.
If you have need of one of the many skills and crafts available at SA Spooner contact Stephen on the details below and make an appointment to go and visit.
Unit 1, Twineham Lane, Twineham Place farm, Twineham, West Sussex RH17 5NP
For more information on the design & make of bespoke furniture and kitchens contact Chris or Adrian
The Old Piggery, Church Farm, South Harting, Hampshire GU31 5QG
T/F. 01730 826809 E. email@example.com
What Chris at Cimitree says about us
“We demand the very finest wood in bespoke furniture and kitchens that we design and make – English Woodlands Timber have always met our high expectations for quality. Their flexible, reliable, can-do attitude is as impressive as the wood they sell.”
Unit 9 Lascombe Farm, Highfield Lane, Puttenham, Surrey GU3 1BB
T. 01483 811555/07968 057920 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
What Duncan says about us:
” They have a really exceptional selection of native timber and also the most useful foreign timbers at surprisingly keen prices. As if that weren’t enough, the staff are friendly and the location is superb. It’s always a pleasure to visit.”