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Top five joinery projects

Posted by Bath Bespoke on 28 February 2022

Handmade, bespoke joinery

We craft bespoke joinery including doors, windows, staircases and conservatories, all traditionally made to order and fitted by our skilled and experienced team. To ensure your joinery is made to last, we are an Accoya® Approved Manufacturer and use sustainable Accoya® timber which comes with a fifty-year guarantee for resisting rot, defying the elements and staying strong.

We’ve tackled everything from a Zollinger roof, refined wall panelling and a 25-metre indoor archery practice range to 18th century sash window restoration over the years…

Exceptional engineering

The first Zollinger roof in the UK. Years in the planning, months in the making, this project was an engineering feat of millimetre-perfect precision on a grand scale. Constructed from prime European oak and Spruce plywood, this 120m2 interlocking structure was about the most intricate jigsaw you could ever wish to tackle.

This particular roof required an exceptionally steep 50-degree pitch to match the existing roof line and was crafted with traditional mortise and tenon joints for inherent strength. Constructed at our Winsley workshop, piece by piece, and transported to site in sections (a logistical feat in itself) to be craned into position, this self-supporting structure demanded absolute precision to ensure its interlocking components married perfectly together to support the overall structure – a stray millimetre here or there would have undermined the entire structural integrity.

Oak frame orangery

Oak frame orangery extensionAn existing extension had fallen into disrepair and needed updating, whilst using the same footprint and re-purposing the roof, to restore the space to an inviting dining room.

Our skilled team of craftsmen handcrafted the structure from fresh-sawn oak using traditional methods, combined with a minimal, contemporary design and high-performance glazing alongside engineered, certified oak planks and underfloor heating, to create an elegant, practical addition to this handsome period property.

Elegant restoration

Sympathetic and exceptionally skilled restoration skills were needed to bring this handsome, eighteen-century property back to life. The finest finishes, glazing and ironmongery were commissioned to ensure the new joinery was as robust as it was elegant.

Arched sash windows on the ground floor were replaced with new windows fitted with slim-profile double glazed units which provide all the benefits of modern double glazing whilst keeping the windows looking authentic.

Upstairs, bedroom sash windows were diligently restored to their former glory, fitted with draught proofing and finished with new shutters, panelling and architrave.


A grand scale

The layout of this substantial, six-bedroom property embraces modern day living with a carefully planned flow of large volume, open plan spaces to suit a contemporary family home.

We handcrafted oak joinery to form an integral element of the structure, framing glazed panels within steep gables as well as generous windows and doors (scaling 3m high) to flood the space with natural light and an enclosed, 25-metre garden cloister with glazed doors. This distinctive space links the house to the garage and brings privacy to the garden but also provides one of the client’s key requirements – an indoor archery practice range.

Refined architecture

Bespoke wall panelling in keeping with the period and scale of the property

Working alongside Emery Brothers Builders and the property’s interior designer, we were invited to collaborate on its extensive renovation based on our expertise in period properties and ability to deliver on the distinctive, large-scale, and individual requirements of historic properties such as this.

With the interior scheme focused on the retention and replacement of a wealth of period features, we designed, manufactured and installed bespoke mouldings which were used to form wall panelling in the principal reception rooms.