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 have been delighted by the Oak Frame Pergola which you recently installed at our home. Your help with the design, together with your excellent workmanship, has given us a superb addition to our garden which has already attracted numerous compliments. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone seeking your Oak Framing expertise."

D.Pennock, Northiam