I have been running my own bespoke carpentry business in East Sussex since 2002 and a Shepherd Hut’s business since 2012. Prior to this I was a graphic designer and illustrator.
I feel my working background brings a little something extra to the job. I am interested in using different materials and producing exciting, innovative furniture. I believe the customer is vital to the working process – the more involvement in the initial stages, the better. At the initial stage I would encourage a client to source images of work and materials they like.
Most of my bespoke carpentry involves solving storage problems in small spaces. For example, creating shelves and cupboards in alcoves, work areas on landings and generally making the most of what you have got. The more unusual jobs include designer lamps made out of fishing rods with concrete bases, drawers made from floorboards, tables made of reclaimed old pine doors and carved mahogany legs. Large projects have included designing and fitting The Sussex Produce Company and Art House 50 shop in Steyning High Street, a work counter in an artists studio based in Henfield, walk-in wardrobes, library’s and bespoke country style kitchens. I am currently working on a more unusual project, my new working venture is building Shepherd huts. They are hand built to a very high standard and are based on the idea of an old Shepherd’s hut. For more information please visit www.nightingaleshepherdhuts.com
What will it cost?
It is hard to give specific costs because there are so many variables involved. It depends on materials used, complexity of the design and location of the job. I will always be happy to give you a free quote, I hope you enjoy viewing my work.