Richard trained and worked with AP Male Quality Joinery & Interiors in North Yorkshire. He ran his own joinery business before moving to Lostwithiel in 2007. He learned traditional architectural joinery from a very experienced tutor who trained at Elliotts of Reading, one of the country’s former leading architectural joinery specialist companies. Working on projects across the North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Harrogate, Leeds and York, Richard has become an expert through extensive experience of working
on period and Grade II Listed properties.
"Richard replaced all the windows and doors in our converted barn. All the
windows and doors were different sizes, so this was not a straight forward job .
The quality of manufacture of the windows and doors was outstanding, fitting
perfectly and completely weather proof. The quality of the fitting was also excellent.
Richard was very knowledgeable about our choices of wood and about the double glazing . He has a meticulous eye for detail and is extremely reliable. He kept us regularly informed of progress during the manufacturing process and kept to all the agreed deadlines."
Henry Staunton, Newham, Lostwithiel
"Richard has discussed, planned and executed a number of complex repairs in our listed building with considerable skill. He is a pleasure to work with and is willing and able to take into consideration the many requirements of the planning department, the client and the materials. He demonstrates a keen eye for detail and finish and has a skillful knowledge of his trade. I would strongly recommend Richard."
Mrs Howe, Lostwithiel
"Richard made four large sash windows for the Quaker Meeting House in St Austell, an historic Grade II listed building. His skill and experience made it possible for him to satisfy the very particular requirements of the Cornwall Council Conservation Officer. His calm efficiency was greatly appreciated and we were grateful for his flexibility in managing the project to accommodate those who use the building during the day."
St Austell Quaker Meeting, Premises Committee