Design + Making Process

We’re always on the lookout for design and production practices that embrace efficiency and innovation. We take a forward thinking approach to making, drawing on the best practices of craft and batch production. This allows us to make products that evoke quality, while retaining the intrinsic value of being handmade.

Three male workers wearing ear mufflers, using bright orange sawmill to chop ash board. Brick building in background.

Why we do what we do

We believe thoughtfully made, beautiful objects should be the rule – not the exception. We understand the importance of the spaces we inhabit – the effect they can have on both our individual selves and the collective enjoyment in sharing those spaces. We deliver products that are put together in a way that enhances that experience.

Our design work is sympathetic to each individual brief and building. We pay specific attention to your goals and expectations, and work as considerate collaborators throughout the entire process. That level of attention to detail is maintained from our initial phone call, to the last moments of installation on site.

Hands marking and measuring a piece of wood with pencil and vernier callipers.

Time

Model of curved staircase with organic timber balustrade.

Restraint

Stack of oak blocks with chamfers.

Quality

Side view of oak cantilevered floating staircase, with glass balustrade and oak handrail, with grey wall and carpet.

Finish

Our Sustainable Promise

Absolute traceability of materials is what we are all about. Sourcing mature trees from UK forests, taking the time and care to mill, season and make. Ensuring responsible replanting and minimising waste. Read more

Fresh sawn Ash timber cut from bright orange sawmill. Worker in background. Out of focus brush.
Pile of wood shavings.
Man wearing ear defenders using crosscut saw to cut timber board in half.
Designer and cabinet maker discussing a detail in a workshop. Out of focus wooden cabinet and tools in the background.

Our Process

1 Initial Discussion 2 Workshop Visit 3 Presentation of Model 4 Making 5 Fitting 6 Costing

1 Initial Discussion

An informal talk about your vision and requirements. This discussion will also help us to understand some basic, core details about your project and define the brief. This will include outline time scales.

2 Workshop Visit

We encourage workshop visits – it’s the best way for you to see what we’re all about and understand the craft that goes into what we do. You’ll be able to explore finish and timber options and meet some of the team.

3 Presentation of Model

Depending on the complexity of the job, either a 3D CAD or physical model of your design will be prepared for discussion and approval – this can be done in tandem with a workshop visit.

4 Making

The team will set to work making your item.

5 Fitting

Fitting is scheduled in conjunction with the site schedule.

6 Costing

Our costs are divided into stages, and will be broken down in an initial quote before we start any work.

Payments are split between deposits, workshop completion, site fitting, and a final payment once all work is completed.

— Holding/Design deposit: 20%
— Manufacture deposit: 50%
— Workshop completion: 20%
— Site fitting: 10%

Our eight core staircase designs have been developed and refined over the past 10 years, combining simplicity with character to form a centrepiece with gravitas.

Let's work together

We always look forward to connecting and collaborating on new projects. Whether you’re an architect, designer, self builder or homeowner – get in touch to explore the objects we can create together.

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