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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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 [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Architectural Services, Commercial Services, Domestic Services, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Nightingale Joinery in the Media!

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 [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Architectural Services, Commercial Services, Domestic Services, Uncategorised|Comments Off on What is the preferred Hardwood for manufacturing windows?

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, [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Architectural Services, Commercial Services, Domestic Services, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Why choose to work with Softwoods?

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. [...]

By | May 27th, 2014|Architectural Services, Commercial Services, Domestic Services, Uncategorised|Comments Off on What is Joinery Work? Do I need a Carpenter or Joiner?

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