Why choose wood?

Wood is a natural product and when responsibly sourced it is the only renewable building material available.  Trees will be replanted and forests regenerated which provides a wide range of other benefits such as further carbon storage, oxygen generation and forest habitat.  It is in fact the only building material that helps us to tackle [...]

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Historic Timber Staircases – Restoration and Repair

A staircase in a historic building is an important part of what makes the building so special therefore it is imperative to know exactly what should be done when it begins to deteriorate on order for it to be kept in full use. Most defects arise due to general wear and tear, accidental damage, inadequate [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|Architectural Services, Commercial Services, Domestic Services|0 Comments

Accoya – Wood but not as you know it!

Accoya wood is produced using a process that alters the cell structure of the wood improving its strength and durability.  It is traditional wood that is modified at a molecular level. They call the process “The Acetylation Process” which transforms hydroxyl groups in to larger, inert acetyl groups which reduces the water absorption of the [...]

Should I renovate or replace my staircase?

There can be a lot to consider when making this decision.  In project terms replacing a staircase is the same scale of work as removing a structural wall!  Therefore, the choice you make must be right for you. Reasons to Renovate: Providing that you have a well structured, stable staircase renovations can be completed with [...]

Nightingale Joinery in the Media!

One of the architectural projects we were involved in last year was the refurbishment of a grade I listed town house.  The refurbishment project meant that the town house could be put on the market as a residential property for the first time in more than 70 years. The town house was originally built in [...]

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Experienced Bench Joiner Required!

We have a new opportunity for an experienced Bench Joiner to join our team for an immediate start due to continued growth. This is a full time position. A knowledge in hand crafted bespoke joinery along with an understanding of curved work will be required to fit in comfortably with the rest of our skilled [...]

What is the preferred Hardwood for manufacturing windows?

We have produced many bespoke windows for our customers over the years and are always asked what timbers are best to use and why. We manufacture windows in both softwoods and hardwoods however the benefits of working with hardwoods are: - Strength – hardwoods are from slower growing trees which makes their cell structure more [...]

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Why choose to work with Softwoods?

As we have talked about hardwoods in our blog we thought that we would go over the characteristics of softwoods too. Generally, hardwoods and softwoods are used to manufacture the same items. Decisions are made on which to use by considering the density of the timber. This is because the density will affect the strength, [...]

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What is Joinery Work? Do I need a Carpenter or Joiner?

This is a question that is often asked by customers making enquiries about potential works they are thinking about undertaking. Our explanation is below! Carpenters and Joiners are from the same trade but do both have their own specialisms. A Joiner will create the item within a workshop and “join” the pieces of wood together. [...]

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Treating Wooden Window Frames – How to look after your new bespoke windows

Bespoke wooden windows are created with great care and consideration to ensure that they are in-keeping with the style of each individual home or property. When they are maintained with the same thought and care they can last a lifetime! Like any external timber feature, windows are constantly exposed to a mix of weather conditions [...]

By | March 14th, 2013|Architectural Services, Commercial Services, Domestic Services, Domestic: Windows, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Treating Wooden Window Frames – How to look after your new bespoke windows