Listed Property Club Sussex Heritage Award 2009 Project Book Carpenters Fellowship

Wealden Woodfair 09

This years Wealden Woodfair at Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum, was great success. We were once again blessed with perfect weather and the public came to the show in great numbers.Heartwood Woodfair 09Heartwood Construction and Joinery had an Oak Framing display this year, which gave the public a chance to see Oak Frame Carpentry in practice. It generated a lot of interest, seeing the techniques, large oak timbers, tools and equipment and not to mention the Craftsmen at work Christopher Payne and Nick Cain.

Nick Cain at Woodfair 09

Along with the oak framing display we also had pictures and examples of our joinery. Doors, windows, staircases and furniture. 

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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

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