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.


Please follow the link to The Sussex Heritage Trust website.

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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

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