A stunning example of the high quality craftsmanship that our team produces.
This front door was manufactured and installed for one of our customers - all to their own design.
Houghtons of York are extremely proud to announce that Harrison Blackham has won the BWF Apprentice of the Year Award.
The British Woodworking Federation's Apprentice of the Year Award celebrates the achievements of apprentices within the woodworking industry and the judges look for a high quality of work that meets quality targets and standards.
The judges praised Harrison as “a star”, whose “commitment to training is excellent”.
Harrison is an outstanding, committed, hardworking member of our team who possesses a natural talent for his chosen craft.
We are extremely proud to announce that one of our apprentices has been shortlisted for the BWF Awards 2023 'Apprentice of the Year'.
The new bespoke wall panelling as seen above was manufactured and installed in a property in Whitby all to our customers specification. The wall panelling was manufactured from veneered oak panelling and solid oak. We also manufactured the door and frame from a mixture of solid oak and veneered oak. Final protective finish applied in Rosewood to bring out the natural beauty of the oak.
We had the pleasure of working with our customer to achieve the restoration/modification of an existing memorial bench. The bench came to us with only one inscription. We were faced with the challenge of adding an additional inscription which meant that we needed to change the upper back rail to a wider one with shaped ends - this change now allowed us to add an additional inscription.
Our in-house wood carvers added the lettering on the new wider back board and our joiners repaired and cleaned up the memorial bench - a finish was then added.
Houghtons were appointed as main contractor for an interesting renovation project in the west coast of Scotland. Cul Na Shee, a Landmark Trust property is located in the small village of Saddell, Kintyre, about a 25 minute drive from Campbletown. The only access is through a narrow archway at Saddell Castle followed by a rough track, and finally a 60m walk along a picturesque gravel beach.
Whilst this makes for a lovey approach to the property it made delivery of materials to site a rather tricky process with large delivery trucks needing to be unloaded into a small van for the track before being carried by hand along the beach.
The trust had a bat survey completed as they were known to use the building, our bat specialist obtained a licence for work and carried it out in a manner so as not to disturb the bats. Peaceful new modern homes were provided by way of bat boxes located in the woodland.
In the latter part of last year we were asked to manufacture and install a new pair of glazed oak entrance doors to a local York church. The doors are fitted with toughened glass which has been distorted to give the appearance of traditionally manufactured glass. The doors were given a clear satin-matt finish and feature a concealed door closer to help keep the church warm.
We had the pleasure of being asked to travel to Lindisfarne (the holy island) in Northumberland to examine one of the castle doors and bring it back to our workshop for repair.
The project has also been awarded: both an Institution of Civil Engineers Certificate of Excellence / John Fowler Award and was the winning entry for Conservation & Restoration’ in the 2016 York Design Awards.