Our Services

Consultation and Design process

A free initial visit and consultation is provided to the client where by the wishes and requirements are discussed. A sketch design is then provided, from which a mutually agreed design is accepted for the final commission.

Manufacture & Construction

 For all commissions, once the final design has been mutually agreed, an initial advanced payment, usually for material costs, is made by the client to secure the contractual commitment.
The commission is then manufactured with an on going liason with the client during this process ensuring that any last minute alterations or adjustments can be made according to their wishes. The commissions are made using predominantly traditional hand crafted methods of construction, i.e. hand cut mortise and tenon joints that are pegged with hand drawn wooden pegs. In cases where cleft components are used, these are finished with a draw knife.

Advantages of using  coppiced Sweet Chestnut

Coppiced sweet chestnut is a woodland product readily available in South East England, and provides an environmentally sound and responsibly sourced material that offers many advantageous qualities over some of the less ecologically grown and harvested timbers usually associated with the construction of wooden garden products.
One of the main advantages of using sweet chestnut is its high content of tannic acid, much like oak, which gives the timber a particularly high resistance against rot, and makes this indigenous tree ideally suited as a material for outside use. There is no need for the use of any artificial preservatives except for timber that will reside below ground.
The constitution of chestnut timber, like oak, also possesses long fibres that make this material inherently strong and ideal for the construction of larger and more adventurous projects.