Listed Property Club Sussex Heritage Award 2009 Project Book Carpenters Fellowship


Heartwood Construction can help with design specifications from one off furniture pieces, to larger scale specialist building projects. We have very good contacts for architects, structural engineers and designers and can help from the earliest concepts of a project right through to completion. We are very happy to work with any architects and specialists of your choice and welcome productive partnerships and arrangements.

Examples of Previous In House Design Work


Conservation and Restoration Work

Please visit The Wealden Design Guide, on the The Wealden District Authority Planning and Building Control website, to see this project as one of the archaeological officially approved historic reinstatements and used as an example of good historically accurate design. In section 12 Alterations and Extensions to Listed Buildings. click here  for more infomation.


I would like to add my name to the many satisfied customers of Heartwood Construction and Joinery. In our case they constructed a complex solid oak stair case over three floors, with an extra landing. This complex construction was in an Oast House which does not know what a “straight line or right angle” is! So this was a very complex difficult construction. We were delighted with the outcome, which was finished to an extremely high standard, and fitted with minimal disruption. I certainly would recommend Heartwood where complex hand crafted skills are needed.

Peter Ward Booth, Buxted, East Sussex

Heartwood Construction shows a refreshing enthusiasm and a professional approach to the inevitable repairs that are required. The installation of a concealed steel (T / flitch plate) inside a prominent oak beam was completed with a minimum of fuss and no unsightly reminders. Chris Payne richly deserves his 2009 Sussex Heritage Trust Award for a competent and sympathetic approach to historic restoration.

P.Higgs, Mayfield