Hand Carving

Hand Carving

High quality hand carving from scratch by hand, using old fashioned chisels and mallets is a skill that is fading fast. But there’s only one way to do it, and that’s painstaking eye to detail. It’s labour intensive, but many clients have been stunned by the level of intricacy to which Martin’s carving has recreated the original work that it replaces. If you have a listed property, the only way to keep that original fascia as intended is to have it re-carved by...

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Restoration

Restoration

Our Tudor, Medieval and contemporary restoration work is sought after by owners of historic properties. Our work on Grade 1 Listed buildings is often overseen and verified on a daily progress basis by English Heritage and Council Planning Officers. There is virtually no task that we can’t undertake if a building needs restoration; from replacing a timber framed frontage to wattle and daub or construction of beams from overseas sources, we have the expertise required for any major restoration projects....

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Sympathetic stylish repairs

Sympathetic stylish repairs

  Sometimes a few timbers might need to be replaced, but taking out a window or exposing further beams could be highly disruptive and un-necessary.   We can carefully integrate new repairs into original woodwork so that obstacles can be navigated without disruption, whilst the original feel and appearance of the building is retained.   Here timber has been replaced but diverted around a window frame, for obvious reasons… but the match to the existing building timber repair is virtually...

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Sills and Stonework

Sills and Stonework

It’s often difficult to repair woodwork without disrupting masonry. Where woodwork meets stone towards the lower part of a wall, sills often need to be rebuilt sympathetically. Here is the sill replaced in slate by Martin at a Tudor house in...

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