“Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it”.
Sir Henry Royce
I do hope your journey back wasn’t too awful although I know after that much driving you are glad to get home! Just to say that my husband absolutely loved the cabinet, really loved it. It is beautifully made and I can’t wait to get the rest of the room sorted now. Thank you so much. I will look forward to showing my friends! I plan to be in touch soon to discuss the one in my bedroom (tv cabinet with lift), just need to persuade my husband that we need it!
With best wishes.
Camilla Von Greyerz – Sussex
The television cabinet for our bedroom was worth every second of the wait. You’ve managed to turn my idea into an attractive and very useful piece of furniture, it really is fantastic. Thank you Steve, I’m already looking around our home to see what other furniture you might be able to help with !
Mr Mrs Rogers – Devon
Just a quick note to let you know how pleased we are with the radiator cover. It works really well in the space.
Simon Gunson – Swindon
“I found Steve by searching the internet for skilled cabinet makers that could make a bespoke AV cabinet. Once engaged, I found his design process easy to understand. He had a lot of suggestions that in the end made all the difference between an OK cabinet and a good one. He made the cabinet in the time that he said he would, and then personally came to help put it in place (it isn’t the smallest) – it looks great”
D. Bosomworth – Windsor
Hi Steve it was great meeting you today and hoping that you arrived home safely. I am so pleased with my radiator covers and can’t stop taking a look and admiring your workmanship. Thank you once again for delivering them personally. I’m sure I will be in touch in the not too distant future but say bye for now.
Many thanks Sue Reilly – Carmarthenshire
“Working with Steve was a real pleasure. He is very professional and manages to be both calm and creative – very unusual! The whole process went exactly as I was promised. The furniture looks absolutely superb. I will be back for more.”
Pamela Taylor – London SE1
Maria and I are absolutely delighted with the bookcases, we’re struggling to do anything but just look at them. Here are a few pictures, it’s hard to do the bookcases justice though.
Adam Crisp – Bracknell
It is with great pleasure that I am able to write to you and thank you for the really excellent pieces of bespoke furniture that were recently delivered. Having taken the time to search you out on the internet and then travel to visit your workshop, my efforts have been well rewarded. Whilst your facilities are smaller in comparison to some others, the quality and design are anything but.
The first piece, a TV cabinet was superb …. the second and third pieces, an art deco display piece and a side cabinet with chrome work were exactly as I wanted, and a good interpretation of my requirements …. the fourth piece, an art deco black gloss console was absolutely stunning and a real achievement.
Shortly after your last delivery, I have agreed a sale of the apartment and the purchaser has specifically requested all of your pieces are included in the sale !!, so it will not be long before I see you again to agree a new project.
With very best wishes for your continued success
Graham Farley – Marylebone, London
After several attempts having a cabinet made by various companies, and then Finally finding you on the Internet, I would like to say how pleased I am and how well made my cabinet is, a very professional job done by a professional company, thankyou
V.Williams – Dorridge
“Just want to say again how delighted we are with the bespoke console table and TV cabinet Both pieces are absolutely stunning, we could not be more pleased.
Adam Crisp – Berkshire”
I recently commissioned Steve to make two cabinets for me (one to include a remote controlled tv lift) and I am absolutely delighted with the finished product. They are just what we wanted and are beautifully made, they look fantastic in our living room. Steve was brilliant to deal with and very patient and attentive during the design phase. He also remained in touch to advise on progress and delivery times. Would definitely highly recommend.
Lisa King – Surrey
The Meriden mahogany bookcase and radiator cover looks amazing. I was a bit nervous how it would fit into an old room but I needn’t have worried the quality is extremely high and fits in beautifully with the other furniture. You fielded the problems with my choice of radiator grille very efficiently and still got it to me on time. I couldn’t be more pleased.
Hi Steve we are extremely happy with the side table it’s stunning and is exactly what we asked for. Quality, finish & service was superb as it was last time. Very pleased & looks amazing! Many thanks & a happy new year to you.
Georgia Taylor – Cheshire
After looking for custom made radiator covers for some time SPK appeared on Google’s search and the proximity to us a bonus. Rang SPK and Steve returned our call, came to visit to measure up, had exactly the design we were looking for, said it would be a few weeks to construct the nine covers. As promised the radiator covers were delivered and fitted. Very high quality of joinery and finish. Highly recommended and nice for a change to have someone do exactly what they said they would do when they said they would do it!
Andrew Susans – Meriden
Steve Parkin did an excellent repair to the mirror and door of a fine mahogany wardrobe that had been badly damaged by a removal firm.
His attention to detail, craftsmanship and sourcing a suitable bevelled mirror was first class. His firm is efficient and courteous. I would gladly do business with SPK Joinery again.
Rt Revd David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham
Just a note to say many thanks for the Curved Radiator cover, superb quality finish and beautiful design.
Roger & Jacqueline Neville – London
Cambridge radiator cover in oak
Just wanted to say “Thank you so much” for our beautiful radiator cover (Cambridge slatted). The quality & workmanship is superb. It makes a wonderful first impression in our hallway, receiving lovely & positive comments from family & friends. Really pleased that we decided to order our hallway console table with you too & can’t wait to see it.
Shona & Wayne Davis (Sutton Coldfield)
Congratulations Steve, on producing a wonderful piece of truly functional furniture. We are quite simply over the moon, quality is superb. We will contact you soon with details of the next project.
Simon & Julia Scott – London
Many thanks for a superbly made fire surround, the quality of the finished product is first class.It sits very well in our refurbished living room and is sure to be appreciated by anyone who visits us.
Aidan Ryan – Kettering (Manhattan fire surround)
The process was professional from start to finish. Great attention to detail, flexible approach to design, and finally a really attractive and useful piece of furniture! thank you
Gillian Kettenah – London
A rather belated thank you for our media unit – holidays got in the way! We are very pleased with it and will certainly recommend you if we get the opportunity.
Kate & Stuart Ross – London
“Lovely piece of furniture and just what we wanted. We couldn’t find anything quite the right dimensions or look anywhere else. Steve was very patient throughout the process and suggested ways of getting the right look . The time from the agreed drawing to finished product was quicker than anticipated so we have our new cabinet before Xmas. We’re both very happy with the result so thank you Steve. We will definitely recommend to our friends and might be back for more if we can find the space !! ”
Kate Scott – Reading
“Great service start to finish, Steve, and a contemporary design which will become a classic. Many thanks”
Ian Hickman – Wolverhampton
Thank you for delivering our wonderful furniture. The quality & finish is superb and your communication throughout has been excellent. We look forward to working with you on the next project. Thanks again
Richard & Jane Woodward – London
Just wanted to say a big thank you for our furniture – we are thrilled with all of the pieces and will be back for more!
Anna and Neil – Norfolk
We’re absolutely made up with the two bookcases that Steven has made for us. It has completely transformed our lounge – the design, quality and style is second to none. Teamed with excellent customer service, delivery and install the whole process from initial design concept through to detailed design and final implementation has been seamless.
We’d definitely look to commission Steven in the future.
Thanks again Steven
Very best regards
Absolutely delighted with the new Cambridge radiator covers in Oak with slatted grill and also the Oak Vanity Unit. All the items certainly enhance the look of our home and many friends have commented on how lovely they look.
The quality of service was excellent and you even delivered the items to us all the way up to the North of England. I would not hesitate in recommending you. Your professionalism was second to none.
Cath Jobson – Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear
We had a vague idea what we wanted when ordering the cabinet but Steven’s artistic and technical expertise ensured that the cabinet blended perfectly with the original furniture. We are very satisfied customers and have placed a second commission with SPK Cabinetmaking.
George and Helen Harrison – Harbourne
thanks for taking the time to deliver our radiator cover today. The workmanship is great and it looks fantastic, it finishes the room really well. As promised, I have attached a couple of photos for you to use on your website.
Many thanks again, and I hope to be in touch again soon with a follow up order.
Emma Brooksbank – Kent
In the planning stages, I had very specific ideas of what I wanted, and Steven was excellent in turning my specifications into a working plan. I visited him as I had initial concerns about the quality of workmanship, he showed me his work area and current jobs commissioned, workmanship looked amazing. Drawings were prepared to ensure all details were correct, and nothing seemed too much trouble for him.
During the onsite building of the TV Unit, Steven and his colleague were very professional. They were punctual, work was on-time, and the work-space was kept tidy throughout. They were also able to work around my busy work schedule, and I was able to let them get on with it..
The finished TV unit looks exceptional, thank you . Solid as a rock and excellent workmanship. They’re beautifully designed, and look fantastic in the room. Everyone who has visited has commented on them, and asked for Stevens details should they need work done themselves. When I need another unit , I will not hesitate to contact SPK Cabinet making again.
Sophie Athwall – Cheshire
I just wanted to thank you for manufacturing and fitting the cabinet so quickly. Dealing with you was incredibly pain free! I speak from experience, having dealt with building contractors for the past year, it was great to finally communicate with someone of intelligence who knows their business. We are so pleased with the finished product. Thank you.
Nina Isaac – Solihull
I ordered 3 Aston radiator covers in the oak finish. The whole ordering process to delivery went very smoothly. Both myself and my husband are extremely pleased with them as they look beautiful and the fact that they are made to your exact requirements is great. I would not hesitate in recommending Steve and will most likely be ordering more items in the future.
Mia Baskerville – Rugby
I must say that Julie and I are really pleased with the Manhattan fire surround, its a beautiful piece of workmanship, many thanks!
Justin Cockett – Orpington
Just a quick note to thank you for the cabinet, it looks stunning. It goes without saying. we will recommend you to family and friends.
Martin Johnson – Surrey
Trying to find a table that could fit neatly into a busy family room for everyday meals but that could also be extended for when we had friends or family round proved to be incredibly difficult. I happened upon Steve’s website and saw that he may be able to help. A quick call to Steve in which I described exactly what I wanted gave me the confidence that he could make a table to my specification. The result is an extendable walnut table that can sit six to ten people. It has insertable leaves as I was adamant that I did not want extensions that “bolted” onto each end as I wanted it to look and function like a proper table when extended. Steve advised and took me through every aspect of the design and finish so he was happy that I would be happy with the final piece. Having a bespoke table that is not only beautiful but also functional and allows us to use the space we have most effectively is a real treat. I expect to enjoy endless meals and celebrations around this table for many years to come.
After extensive research to find a dressing table small enough to fit into an alcove in our bedroom, I asked Steve if he could put something together for me. Not only did he make a piece that fits perfectly, but he also advised in the design to make something more individual than the rather austere table I’d asked for, while still keeping it very simple and beautiful looking. A bespoke, professionally made, personally delivered piece of furniture for what I thought was for a very fair price given the cost of some of the off-the-shelf stuff I had seen in my research. Thank you.
Have a good Christmas
Micah Carhill – London
Thank you for taking the time to deliver our cabinet and set it up to perfection. We appreciated your advice and your design ideas were really helpful – it was great to be able to discuss what I wanted and the cabinet is exactly how I imagined it. We are thrilled with the final product and would thoroughly recommend your service.
Christian Borth – London
I have just taken delivery of two Malvern radiator covers for my lounge. I am thoroughly delighted with the craftsmanship and superb service from order through to delivery and installation.
Lyndon Griffiths – Witham, Essex
“I contacted SPK Joinery as we required radiator covers. I was very impressed not only with the quality of the work, but the professional and speedy service. I would have no hesitation in recommending the business and will without doubt use them again at some point in the future.”
Richard Briggs, Moseley, Birmingham
Several years ago, we asked Steve to make a custom cabinet to hold CDs, tapes and DVDs. We were delighted with the result: well finished, solidly built, clean lines, and shows off the wood (American black walnut) to full advantage. Having filled up the first one, we asked Steve to make an exact copy, which he was able to do quickly and efficiently. Can recommend without any reservations.
Mr & Mrs Cottrell, London
“I found SPK joinery to be excellent to deal with. They made two matching American Maple cabinets for me. From the interpretation of my initial order to the completion and delivery, everything was dealt with in the most efficient and business-like way, despite my changing the design part way through. A sample of the wood was sent through for my approval. The quality of their work was excellent. Despite a difficult location in the house, the delivery was carried out on time and in a friendly way. The after sales service has also been very good, and I have no hesitation in recommending SPK to anyone who is seeking high quality joinery. I have every intention of using them again for another piece of furniture that I may require shortly.”
Cllr Dr Harvey Marshall BSc(Est Man), FRICS (Rtd), D.Litt (Hon) , Westminster
We are delighted with the dining table, it’s beautiful and the ingenuous leg construction allows us to place the chairs underneath, the table seats 8 comfortably but we can “squeeze” 10 around it! We highly recommend SPK Joinery.
Mr and Mrs Rogers – Petersfield
I spent about two weeks searching the internet for a TV cabinet and all I saw were overpriced low quality TV stands but I wanted something of high quality that would last and then I came across your website and saw very quickly that the quality of the products was exactly what I was looking for
The TV stand I chose looked great on the internet but now I have it in my living room it looks even better, this is one of the finest products I have ever purchased, it looks amazing and I would recommend anyone to SPK, you get what you pay for
Richard Cooke – Ipswich
After searching high and low we found Steve’s website and decided to order two large radiator covers – one dark mahogany and brass – the other white. Always nervous about how things may turn out – but in this case no need to worry.
Excellent job – could not be more pleased – onward and upward now with the next 14 !
Mr & Mrs King – Edingale, Staffs.
I’d seen Steve’s work on his website some years ago when looking for some radiator covers. Although I decided not to pursue that, the images of some of Steve’s cabinet work stuck in my memory. So much so that when we were looking for a bespoke cabinet for our TV room I immediately contacted Steve with an outline design.
We discussed measurements, design details, materials and price and within a few weeks Steve had transformed my rough sketches into exactly the piece of furniture we were looking for. From concept to delivery and installation the service was first class.
I would not hesitate to recommend Steve to anyone who is looking for a bespoke piece of furniture like ours.
“We ordered our first batch of radiator covers from Steve some 4 years ago, and have just taken delivery of the latest batch, taking the total to 15. They’re an elegant solution, extremely well made, and well finished. All in all, an extremely professional job.”
Mr & Mrs Barrow – Shrewsbury
We are so delighted with our media sideboard. It looks fabulous below the plasma TV. The advice on the layout was most welcome, we can now store all our media equipment, CD’s and DVD’s in one unit, and love the one touch drawer mechanism. It is a huge advantage to specify the size and finish of your furniture to exactly fit the space and style of your room. Quality and finish is superb.
Amanda Short, Sussex.
From the beginning Steve was a joy to work with, and after a brief consultation produced a sketch which reflected our vision. He not only listened to what we wanted, but also came up with some ideas which resulted in a stunning oak unit. The craftsmanship excels anything I have ever seen, and the oak unit Steve made for us is the showpiece in the room we have converted into a media room.
Throughout the process from design to installation he has always responded well to any requests and proved to be very dependable.
We are so impressed with Steve’s work that we are commissioning him to produce some further pieces for us.
R & C Wigley-Jones – Leamington Spa
After looking for over a year for a fire surround in shops, the internet, magazines etc. Everything I looked at was predictable in appearance until i came across SPK joinery. As soon as i looked at the Manhattan surround i new that was what i’ve been looking for, something a bit different that would fit in to a small 1930s semi.
Everyone who has looked at the surround has commented that it looks as though its been there for ages and think it looks great.
I am very pleased with the surround and would recommend spk joinery to anyone.
Martyn Hutchinson – Cheshire
We first approached SPK Joinery in the second week of January about making a bespoke TV Cabinet for our bedroom, complete with TV lift. Design, manufacture and delivery of the completed cabinet took 8 weeks and we were kept fully informed throughout, what a wonderful friendly service. We are absolutely thrilled with the quality of the finished product. We wouldn’t hesitate to use SPK Joinery again and will willingly recommend them at every opportunity.
Many thanks again Mr and Mrs Burt – Lincoln
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Thank you very much for the wonderful chest of drawers and desk, they are exactly as I’d hoped.
Really very beautiful.
Sara Thatcher – Surrey
Hi Steve, Just received the radiator covers today and they are perfect. Thank you very much for the excellent job that you have done. We would be happy to recommend you to friends and family and would be more than willing to give a reference for the quality and professionalism of your company if you should ever need it. We hope to use you again as we renovate the remainder of our house.
Thanks again, Rachel and Michael Selman
I contacted SPK Joinery to obtain a quote for a range of furniture items to
complement the Ruskin fireplace I had previously purchased from them. Steve
Parkin subsequently came to my home to take a brief, produce some sketches
of the items to help me visualise how they might look, and to measure up.
Shortly afterwards I received a set of illustrations, including dimensions,
and a competitive quote. I placed my order.
The items arrived in a matter of weeks, and I can honestly say they are
beautiful. Perfect in fact. It is clear that each piece has been
handcrafted to the highest standards, with incredible attention to detail.
Steve Parkin is a modern day genius and I wholly recommend his SPK Joinery
for high quality bespoke furniture tailored to your precise requirements
Mr G.H Knott, Tamworth
I decided to work with Steve after finding the SPK Joinery site on the internet, and even though I liked what I saw there, I was still somewhat concerned of ordering such a big piece without prior knowledge. My discussions with Steve regarding the making of the piece and his guidance in the process confirmed to me his professionalism and high level of expertise.
The final result is a truly stunning piece of work, fitting with extreme precision and with a finish of remarkable quality. I have had several pieces of bespoke furniture made, but this one is in a world of its own.
I would have no hesitation in recommending SPK Joinery.
Congratulations and thank you.
JC Blanc – Fulham
Bespoke wall unit
The radiator cover is fantastic. It is perfect in our hall and was exactly as we expected. Everyone who has come to our house has commented on the cover and all have thought that it looks fantastic and the quality speaks for itself!
We have no hesitation in recommending you and your work. If we ever need a piece of bespoke furniture again we will certainly be contacting you.
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Thanks again. Regards
Bill Roach – S Wales
I have just taken delivery of my ‘pop up TV/storage cabinet’ and it is just fantastic.
I chatted with Steve over the phone about my requirements and he interpreted my ideas to perfection – The result is just magnificent. The finish and quality of workmanship is top class. I think it is one of the few painted pieces Steve has produced…….is there no end to your talent! Thank you again Steve.
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Pam Osborne – Cheshire
” I was looking for something special where i could put various Hi-Fi and TV components. I found SPK Joinery on the internet. Got in touch and it went from there. Really pleased with the results, the quality is excellent and it looks great. Really appreciated the help and advice from Steve in specifying the design”
Mike Sullivan – Stourbridge. Design 11029 TV/Hifi cabinet
Thank you very much for delivering the bookcases last weekend. They are made to your usual high standard and fit perfectly in their respective locations. We are very pleased with them.
Clive Groom – Hampshire
I came across SPK Joinery on the internet as I wanted to find a local craftsman who could reproduce an art deco inspired fireplace for me. I am very pleased with how my fire surround has turned out. Steve made it exactly to my requirements, but was also good in offering some helpful suggestions to enhance the overall aesthetics. The quality of the craftsmanship is outstanding. It was made and delivered within a reasonable timescale and I love it. Thanks Steve.
“Your understanding of our needs and your inspirational designs of all the furniture you have made for us have been perfect. The quality and finish of the products are second to none. Thank you”_
Bill & Penny Farnsworth – Solihull
“We were really pleased with the service we received for the bespoke radiator cabinet, SPK Joinery understood what we were trying to achieve and the build quality, design and construction met our specification perfectly. Great communication, would use again without hesitation”
Clare Wyngrove – Dorset
I’m the very proud owner of a beautiful oak, inlaid with walnut, TV unit which has become a bit of a party piece.
Steve is a very talented cabinet maker and dare I say perfectionist! I thoroughly enjoyed our collaboration.
I was one of those clients who had a very clear design in mind and I wanted to use a material Steve had not considered before.
Steve was very helpful from the outset with info on how the tv unit could work for my needs.
Once he had mastered how best to apply the material to the design, he provided drawings
and double checked how the materials would work in 3D before the final build.
The nicest part of all is that Steve was as excited as I was about the cabinet’s creation.
I’d insisted on the rather 1950’s inspired handles, the walnut on the cake 😉
Daniela Eavis, London
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The wine racks are perfect and exactly what I ordered and wanted.
I would happily recommend your work to anyone who asks me and will certainly use your services again if a suitable project emerges.
James Morris-Adams, Moseley
Steve has previously designed, built and fitted a kitchen for us, and more recently has refurbished a bathroom with new bespoke cabinets, panelling, new tiles and bathroom suite. Neither was very easy as existing appliances and structures needed to be incorporated. I can sincerely recommend Steve for his hard work and cheerful attitude. In particular he has the following strengths, which I have found are rather unusual!
1. He works quickly, and keeps to the time estimated even when the work is not straight forward
2. When there are problems, he doesn’t moan or delay – he gets on and solves them in a practical manner
3. He undertakes plumbing. tiling, plastering and electrics as well as joinery, so you only deal with one person
Tina & David Griffith – Hampshire
Very pleased with the fireplace!. Delivery was prompt and Steve was extremely helpful explaining how to fit the fireplace – most useful.
Looking at the catalogue was a potential minefield, but after discussing the various options with Steve and the configuration of the chimney, the most suitable fireplace was selected. Very pleased, and I would certainly recommend.
“Very pleased with the bespoke desk – great ergonomics, perfect for purpose and looks very elegant.
Dr Peter Guest
“As part of our re-decoration to take our early 20th century house to an “arts & crafts” style we wanted to have the right effect on some key radiators. The new covers are perfect – they really created the right finishing touch – service was excellent and the product perfect – thank you”
Mike & Mary, Uxbridge
Steve was very helpful from start to finish in providing the oak bookcases for our study. Steve made a number of suggestions and alternatives which helped in our planning and kept us informed of timescales and progress. The final installation was very professional and we are very happy with the final product!
Steve and Claire, Little Aston Park
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Steve manufactured & installed a bespoke wine and fruit bowl cabinet onto our kitchen wall. It was designed according to our own requirements. He was extremely good at following even the smallest of our fickle requests. The cabinet was delivered within a record time limit and is extremely visually pleasing and technically impeccable. We would be delighted to recommend him.
Stefan and Saska, Birmingham city centre
Steve built and installed a bespoke oak shelving unit to fit along the wall in our office. We are delighted with the result and he was able to add his own suggestions and ideas which improved the finished product. We would be more than happy to recommend him.
John Lellow and Liz Paterson, Harborne, Birmingham
We commissioned Steve to design and build some bespoke bathroom furniture from a basic design brief. Steve kept us informed at all stages; the final product exceeding our expectations in both design and quality of workmanship.
We would be more than happy to recommend him.
Dave and Linda Moore- Moseley Birmingham
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‘Steve listens and understands quickly what your needs are, the result is something to get excited about and be proud of’
Natasha Somers – Marlow Bucks
Commission for two bespoke cabinets
Steve, thanks again for installing my kitchen. Everything has been carried out to an exceptional standard.
Ms T Finch, Marlow, Bucks.
Change sockets & additional wiring, Fit down lighters in ceiling
Fit gyproc coving
Install kitchen & worktops
Laminate flooring & new skirting boards
Bespoke cabinet to enclose boiler
Bespoke oak doors to replace original pantry doors
We’re absolutely delighted with the finish and the quality of the workmanship. The cabinets look great.
We’d heartily recommend you to anyone who needs any work doing.
Mr C Bradshaw – Moseley – Birmingham
Commission for bespoke cabinets to cover unsightly gas & electric meters, add additional storage & create window seat
Just wanted to say thanks so much for the fire surround. It’s now fitted and looks absolutely stunning, the quality of workmanship superb. It was just as we imagined it.
Thanks again for your help, have a great 2009.
Peter and Diane
You recently supplied me with a Gallery fireplace package. I have now had it installed and just wanted to convey my thanks as the finished article is superb. I would not hesitate to recommend your company as the service you gave me, coupled with item cost was excellent.
Many thanks again,
Steve recently made and installed some items in our house including kitchen units, end panels, doors, cupboards, solid wood worktops and wood flooring. He undertook the plastering, tiling & all of the plumbing work required.. He also tidied up a lot of work which had been done badly by previous contractors. We have been very impressed with all Steve’s work, particularly his ability to work out solutions to some challenging requests, and to manufacture good quality bespoke work at a reasonable price. We would not hesitate either to recommend him to others or to contract him for further work in the future.
Henley On Thames