Listed Property Club Sussex Heritage Award 2009 Project Book Carpenters Fellowship

Sussex Heritage Award

Christopher Payne has won a prestigious Award from the Sussex Heritage Trust.

The Award is The Building Crafts Award 2009. For Skill and Dedication, to Recreate and Restore Period Oak Joinery and Oak Framing. Pictured here being presented with the award from The Rt. Hon. Lord Lloyd of Berwick PC.


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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

"We are extremely pleased with the superbly handmade windows and doors that Heartwood Construction made for our period home. Chris Payne has an understanding and feeling for old houses, with knowledge of their original construction that helps him to ensure that the joinery he creates will fit into and move with a property that will continue to develop over the years".

S.Bowles, Burwash, East Sussex