We use traditional butt hinges on our doors for their superior strength and durability. Our drawers use soft closing runners for easy, fingertip closing, while our pan drawers have a capacity of 60kg.
Our cabinets to have 45mm frame proportions throughout - Jasper, our Design Director, calls it the ‘anatomy’ of our cabinets. Many kitchens from other companies have differing frame sizes depending on the unit and where it is located in the arrangement. Our clients have said this approach lends to a messy, unbalanced kitchen. We couldn’t agree more. Consistency and attention to detail is what we do best.
Our frames are stronger because we build using Mortise and Tenon joints. Proper
carpenter joinery methods used by woodworkers for thousands of years.
Doors are built using the same furniture grade birch plywood as seen in our carcasses. We then veneer this with oak, creating a rigid and stable door with subtle grain lines that will catch the light in your kitchen throughout the day.
An additional bottom panel - finished with the same profile as the cabinet sides - is fitted to the underside of wall cupboards, providing a clean finish to the underside. We also put in an additional top lid again to keep the dust out the unit. Small details, which matter. Both these elements also provide perfect voids within which to fit any lighting solutions.
Our kids love this about our kitchens. We build a secret door to the rear of our sink cabinet. This provides easy access to pipework during installation and at any time thereafter should the water need to be shut off in an emergency.
As bespoke makers, small details like this are unique but we know they matter. It makes for a more efficient plumbing installation and a tidier cabinet.
We prefer to discuss what you plan to store in your kitchen prior to production. This avoids the numerous holes for adjustable shelves that you will never adjust. We are yet to meet a client that spends their weekends reordering their cupboards and adjusting their shelves!
We use only the finest timber to make our cabinetry - hand selecting it for quality, character and beauty.
We use Tulipwood for our frames and doors. A clean, straight grained hardwood. Our carcasses are crafted using 18mm “best grade through and through” birch plywood.
‘Through and through’ means the same material is used throughout. ‘Best grade’ means there are no little knots, so it is to be treated like a solid timber, with a grain to the material and high density.
Many companies choose fast grown oak, glued together in staves or junkers, giving the appearance of a consistent brown, glossy surface.
We prefer wide “boards”, between 150mm-220mm, made from the finest Oak, which has knots, burrs and good grain. Like a natural stone with it’s veining, this brings character and interest, allowing clients to gain a familiarity with their own top, rather than a generic mass.
We also supply all stone, marble and granite counter tops to complement our bespoke kitchens. Fitting is completed by our master stonemason to ensure a stunning finish.
For impactful design that complements other elements in the kitchen, we source luxury items from Villeroy & Boch and Perrin & Row of Mayfair.
From striking copper butler and ceramic Belfast farmhouse sinks, to contemporary stainless steel basins and a wide range of handmade taps - regardless of choice, each option will any bespoke kitchen commission, perfectly.
To enhance the craftsmanship of kitchens, we only use paint from Mylands of London. They’re the oldest paint manufacturer in the country; still owned and run by its founding family.
The exquisite Mylands’ ‘Colours of London’ range is the perfect complement to our cabinetry.
Of course, you’re free to choose your own bespoke colour. Some clients and interior designers alike come with an idea of their chosen colour scheme. Working with our dedicated colourist at Mylands, we can colour match or create any colour you desire.
We are fastidious about the paint finish process. First we apply twofour coats of sealer, followed by two coats of primer and a further two top coats of spray paint. By spraying we are able to get into every nook and cranny before our furniture receives its final a further two coats of paint externally, expertly, brushed by hand in our clients home. A total of ten eight layers.
Some companies don’t bother painting panels that aren’t on show. We don’t believe in taking such shortcuts.
We fully paint the bottoms, sides, backs, tops - all the bits you don’t see. It is important to us that when our kitchen furniture is delivered it should look ‘dressed to impress’.
Our cabinets are built to last a lifetime. Your taste in colour, however, may change.
We offer a service whereby we work with you and our expert colourist at Mylands to suggest new paint combinations to breathe new life into furniture and walls alike in years to come when fashions may change or you feel like a refresh.
We’re proud to be an authorised AGA retail partner, meaning if you choose to commission your AGA through us, you’ll receive a discount on your Middleton kitchen (terms apply).
A beautiful, timeless AGA is the perfect centrepiece to our kitchens. Come and see the stunning dual control, three oven AGA cooker in our showroom barn.
It’s all about the detail. Our relationships with the best luxury kitchen appliance brands ensures these important design choices will play an impactful role in bringing your kitchen to life, every time.
Some brands we work with include:
Contact us for a chat to find out more.