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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"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

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