Our Process

Methods:

We pride ourselves on the fact that we use traditional methods in the production of our joinery, from the initial drawing stage right to the finished product. These methods are used in all our joinery whether it be for listed buildings, where heritage and conservation are the key factors or for modern buildings, where we work to modern building regulations, using the most up to date double glazed units.


Materials:

We use every kind of sustainable timber for our joinery including tropical hardwoods such as Sapele and Utile, American softwoods, such as Tulip wood and Douglas Fir and European woods such as French Oak. We also use a variety of wood veneers for our furniture. Above all we are in a unique position in that we work with the Millichope Estate to source and produce English hardwoods such as Oak, Ash, Chestnut and Walnut.


Workshop:

In our extensive workshop we are able to produce all kinds of joinery from doors, windows and staircases to bookshelves, kitchens and cupboards of all shapes and sizes. We have recently had to move to our current site, to expand our output to meet increasing demand.


Saw Mill:

From the sawmill our main focus is now very much on the timber framed structures we are getting commissioned to build, either in kit form or making the kits and installing, plus we are selling packs of Cedar shingles which are shipped all over the UK. We also providing Cedar, or Larch featheredge boarding. We buy the timber in the round, mainly Oak, Larch, Douglas Fur and Cedar, and it is all sourced locally in Shropshire, from FSC registered estates and timber dealers.


Movement in Green Timber:

The timber we use in our sawmill, for our timber framed buildings, shingles and cladding etc. Is all cut from the log and is freshly sawn. This will mean that you will likely experience some natural movement such as shrinkage, shakes and splits opening up, especially in oak. This has no effect on its integrity or strength but may need snagging as the years go by. We can’t offer guarantees or warranties for this, but will be happy to advise on anything that occurs. You are welcome to discuss any concerns prior to us undertaking the job.