We're not just oak!

We thought we would share with you a recent project for a private client:  

Our client is the owner of a Mid Century Modern house in the UK Midlands.

When completed in 1957 the house was opened to the public for a period as an example of modular design and contemporary living. It was also given a national Civic Trust Award  for its construction, design and layout, whcih is based around modules of  four-foot cubes.

Having been rented out for over 20 years it is now undergoing a sensitive restoration programme. This exterior staircase, deck and balcony was therefore made to an exact replica of the 1957 original, using tropical iroko, with balau for the decking and powder coated steel for the balustrades.

Click on the link here to take you to the full project in pictures:


Iroko Staircase Before


 Iroko Staircase After

Heart of the home....

We’re talking Kitchens in the office today….


It’s a well known fact that a good kitchen can add value to your home. Wether you are currently looking to sell now, renovation, restoring or just thinking further ahead, it really is worth taking a look at a new kitchen as an ‘investment’ opportunity.


The beauty of a bespoke kitchen is that everything is built around you and your property, not a mass produced style that will need to be ‘tweaked’ to fit.


Having a functional kitchen is important this day in age. A kitchen is not just about cooking anymore, we entertain there, Do homework there, watch tv there…Having one made bespoke can ensure that your end result is a comfortable space that works well and flows well.


Everyone is different and everyone has different taste, having something designed specifically with you and your lifestyle in mind really does add that personal touch and can turn a house into a home.


It really is the heart of the home.  


Take a look at some of the below pictures to see previous projects we’ve completed for clients, you’ll notice the huge difference in Styles, the possibilities literally are endless. 





For any questions or advice and to get the ball rolling don’t hesitate to give our Joinery team a call:


01630 661775





Winter Ready

There’s a definite chill in the air this morning, Misty mornings but blue skies makes it feel like winter really is just round the corner.


This time of year we think of coming home to a warm, welcoming house.


Solid Wooden Flooring offers not only a warm, characterful feel, but is also practical choice for people – especially those with pets or children!!

It is hardwearing and durable and will outlast any laminate flooring.

The thickness of the Solid Oak Board means it can be sanded and retreated a number of times during its lifespan.


Our Solid Oak Flooring is out of Character Grade European Oak.

It’s available in a number of different widths from 120mm – 200mm.

Being all tongue and grooved and end matched it makes installation easier and has stress grooves on the back to minimise movement. 


Venbles Solid Oak Flooring  Venables Oak Solid Oak Flooring


If your project requires a little more stability, maybe you have a room with high humidity, we also stock a range of Engineered Oak flooring to compliment this.


And don’t forget your underlay! We stock envoy performance underlay in 10 and 25m2 rolls.

Envoy Underlay


If you require a sample of any of our flooring please don’t hesitate to get in touch!



Tel: 01630 661775





Sarah's crazy challenge......

From one charity challenge to another....

Our Sarah will be running and rowing over the next two weekends to raise money for Canine Partners.

This sunday she is embarking on her First half marathon! 

Having done a few 10k races previously she wanted to really challenge herself for this charity, she decided upon the Lake Vyrnwy race as in her words "at least its a flat course with scenery to distract from the pain!" 


Following that she has been mad enough to sign up for Boston Rowing marathon. A 31 Mile rowing event from Lincoln to Boston.

Thats 4 1/2 hours worth of non stop rowing, ouch!! Apparently her hands will be the most affected, blister, blisters, blisters!! 



As we said she is rowing for Canine Partners. 

If you would like to donate / see her story please visit her just giving page:


Above all, wish her luck! Crazy Girl! 


Check your Woodwork!

Feels like yesterday we were talking about summer!

In September already and the start of the meteorological autumn.


This is a great time to start checking your exterior woodwork for wear and tear.

Gates, Gateposts, Cladding, Fascia boards….

Next time you’re in your garden just take a look over them while the weather is still being kind to us.

Be Winter Ready!


We stock a range of gates, cladding profiles and can supply posts and boards in a quick lead time.


If you are looking for something a little more special or bespoke just get in touch, one of our joinery team will be happy to help!


Oak Gate 


Tel: 01630 661775