1. Preparing Timber
All our timber is sourced from PEFC and FSC certified suppliers. Each timber is carefully selected and machined to its required size from timber cutting lists. The formed sections are then marked to size, rebated, groove for weather proof strip and decoratively moulded with the required pattern.
2. Assembling Frames
All our frames are carefully assembled by hand the traditional way, with mortise and tenon joints used. Our master craftsmen focus their pride and passion into creating handmade bespoke items and are richly rewarded with the satisfaction of seeing the items they have created with their honed skills. Once assembled, the frames make their way to the finishing department for hanging and are put through a thorough sanding process.
3. Spray Painting
Prior to painting, all end timbers are sealed with end grain sealer to stop the egress of moisture. Preservative treatment and knotting solution are applied where softwoods are used. An anti-stain primer coat is then applied to the prepared frames which are hung and then allowed to dry in our perfectly regulated drying room. After drying all coated joinery is again hand sanded with very fine sand paper. If a pre-paint finish is required, the joinery is then applied with two further coats of topcoat paint, with drying stages between each coat.
4. Finishing before delivery
Painted frames are fitted with hardware and weather strips and thoroughly gone over with the finishing team to ensure all joinery is delivered to the highest of standards. Pre-paint finished joinery is wrapped to protect its finish when being installed on site. We supply touch up paint for any minor nicks which may occur during installation.