It has been many months in the planning and we are now pleased to say we have moved to our new home. After over 30 years in our small workshops in Jack Straws Lane we have moved to larger premises in Kidlington. In a hectic 6 weeks we have renovated, decorated, improved staff areas, installed a new office and added new machines and dust extraction to the workshop.
Last week all our heavy machinery was moved and as of 3rd April we will all be getting used to our new home at: 15B Station Fields Industrial Estate, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1JD.
We are please to announce that Gelder Joinery have won the prestigious title of Project of the Year 2017, from the leading industry body, the British Woodworking Federation (BWF). We were awarded the trophy for conservation grade woodwork on an extensive Edwardian House restoration. Project details and images can be seen in this case study (pdf download).
One of the firms apprentices was runner-up for the Trainee of the Year award. Further information on the awards can be found on the BWF website.
Bryan along with 3 members of staff and one of his current apprentices will be attending a gala dinner held by The British Woodworking Federation at Drapers Hall, London on 24th November. The company has been nominated for Project of the Year 2017 and the James Mayo Trainee of the Year 2017 respectively. This is a real achievement for the firm during its first year of expansion and is a great opportunity for us to showcase our work and meet other makers. Whatever the outcome it will be an exciting evening! We will let you know the result in December.
Jamie Teasdale a Princess Foundation student joined the team for eight weeks work experience.
Planning started on laying out the new workshop and investigating new equipment.
News that Gelder Joinery Ltd has been short listed for the Project of the Year Award 2017 and James Mayo for the Trainee of the Year award 2017. Final to be decided at British Woodworking Federation annual Dinner 24th November 2017 at Draper Hall London.
Entered the British Woodworking Federation, Project of the Year, with the works at Henley. Also entered our apprentice Liam Ives into the BWF apprentice of the Year award and trainee James Mayo into the Trainee of the Year awards.
Signed the lease for the premises at Kidlington, move in February 2018.
Awarded the Tennis Court Pavilion at the Henley site, this will be a challenge with extra wide beams in kiln dried Oak.
Visited Kidlington site very suitable large workshop, Office need developing, plenty of parking.
Events prior to this can be found in our News archive