June 2004

Elizabethan stairs

A three story spiral staircase constructed from solid triangles of oak tenoned into the central spindle. The treads are elm fixed to the oak.



March 2004

Mikes kitchen

All constructed from reclaimed pine.

October 2003

Oak front doors, North Wales

A pair of oak doors with curved top lights fitted in a 200 year old converted granite stable.

April 2003

First workshop and a move down to Devon

In 2003 we moved down to Devon and moved ito a shared workshop over the border in Dorset. Unfortunatly too small to accomodate any large projects we undertook smaller joinery work for a few years and some prestigious work with Stuart Interiors and Johnney Grey the kitchen designer.

November 2002

Portmeirion restoration projects

Portmeirion in North Wales is the unusual Italian style village constructed by the architect Clough William-Ellis around various salvage items he had collected over the years in. Often featuring in the cult 60’s series ‘The Prisoner’.

In 2000-2001 we were asked by the Portmeirion Trust wether we could preserve some of the Victorian plaster ceilings […]

July 2002

Restoration of a 250 year old Cheshire farmhouse gable end.

Our first large scale restoration of a listed building  required the removal of an entire gable and side wall from the front of the house. Working closely with the conservation department of Cheshire we carried out careful repairs to each member of the structure, preserving all we could and replacing with air-dried oak where […]

March 2002

Gate bannister

October 2001

The tea tasters barn, Cheshire

Our very first heavy frame. Built in 1999 for a tea taster to work in. We had a weather vain made in the likness of a tea pot to mount on the roof. Built from larch beams and including 4-5 pieces of oak from the original building which we managed to retrieve when the […]

March 1998

Fitted pitch pine bedroom units

A set of fitted bedroom units constructed from pitch pine beams reclaimed from an Anglesey chapel which was being taken down.

April 1997

Oak Homes begins business

We begins trading as Oak Homes in February helping restore the Elizabethan manor Plas Mawr in Conwy, North Wales.