Headington-based Gelder Joinery scooped the ‘Woodworking Project of the Year’ from leading industry body, the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) for its conservation grade woodwork on an extensive Edwardian house restoration.
The project by the small family run business, was recognised by the UK’s woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry for its unparalleled detail and design excellence, which helped create a simply beautiful restoration.
Bryan Gelder, Managing Director at Gelder Joinery Limited, said: “We were approached to quote for a conservation replacement oak splayed bay window. After seeing our workmanship, the architect managing the restoration then asked us to quote for an oak square bay window, an oak gable truss window and all external joinery on the project. This marked the beginning of our largest conservation project to date.”
Jonathan Lees Architects LLP, who managed the restoration, said: “The quality of workmanship has been of the highest order. It’s a true testament to the years of experience Gelder has – youthful, ambitious joiners combined with seasoned veterans.”
Bryan Gelder said: “We’re honoured to have won this award; all the team have played a part in this wonderful project and we are thrilled with the outcome so far. It’s been a fantastic training opportunity for our apprentices, as well as a truly gratifying project for our more senior members. The story continues, as we are manufacturing two loggias, two pergolas and a tennis pavilion with a decorative internally exposed roof.”