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News archive

November 2017

Jamie Teasdale a Princess Foundation student joined the team for eight weeks work experience.

October 2017 
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. 


September 2017 
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.

August 2017
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.

July 2017
Visited Kidlington site very suitable large workshop, Office need developing, plenty of parking.

June 2017 
Two days after visiting Pony Road we were offered even larger premises in Kidlington.

May 2017
Purchased a SCM 430 surface planner to help cope with straightening long lengths of timber.

April 2017
Our recent expansion and recruitment means we are currently looking for larger premises in Oxford.

March 2017
Jake Childs a 17 year old trainee has joined us for work experience. We hope to convert his training to an apprenticeship if he continues with his current good progress.

January 2017
The Henley project is extended again with an order for a large oak frame exposed roof for the summer house.

November 2016 The project in Henley grows again with the order of oak doors and frames for the stables block.

October 2016 Our two apprentices, James and Liam have both been awarded certificates at the Oxford Construction Training Group “Apprentice Awards” evening. In addition James was awarded a special prize for outstanding effort.

September 2016 Gelder is actively looking for a high quality bench joiner to undertake projects from drawings to the finished product.

July 2016 Gelder Joinery has been accredited to supply ‘Accoya’ chemically treated softwood from New Zealand. This has an expected life of 60 years.

July 2016 Two new vehicles have joined the fleet – painted in the new livery.

June 2016 Andrew Gardner has joined us from Kingerlee as a master bench joiner.

February 2016 Following production of the large bay windows, the Henley site has placed a large order for windows and doors.

December 2015 Following a commission to produce two large oak bay windows for a house in Henley, we have purchased a Wadkin EKA tenoning machine.

November 2015 After many hours of ‘coopering’, we have created two 3 metre by 400mm maple columns for a helical staircase over two floors for a pricate house in Long Crendon.

October 2015 James Mayo has joined us on a 3 month trial period for a 2 year diploma course for bench joinery.

October 2015 Gelder completed the renovation of very large oak gates in Turl Street for Jesus College.

October 2015   A Band Resaw has been installed allowing improved sawing, material handling, waste and dust control.

October 2015   Carl Hewlett (general manager) gave his maiden public speech at the O.C.T.G Apprentice of the Year Awards.

July 2015 Completion of a large library and an orangery in two local private houses.

June 2015 Extension to the workshop built

1 June Liam Ives has joined us as an apprentice on leaving school. It is our policy to regularly recruit school leavers for training as skilled joiners.

May 2015 Gelder completed a large bespoke oak staircase for a property in Cuddington, Buckinghamshire.

March 2015 Julia Bethell joined us as office assistant and bookeeper. Julia will be responsible for the introduction of a computer based accounting system starting in autumn 2015.

1 February 2015 Gelder Joinery has placed an order for a new 950W drum sander with delivery expected at the end of the month.

2 January 2015 Philip Bull has joined us as a skilled joiner with a background in cabinet making, fine veneer work and marquetry. Philip is registered as being deaf.

31 October 2014 Gelder Joinery is now able to offer windows and doors fully painted in our workshop.

7 April 2014 Gelder Joinery has just completed a prestigious project at Oxford’s Story Museum. The work involved a large traditional oak door and a series of six oak window seats.

5 February 2014 Gelder Joinery is very pleased to announce that Carl Hewlett is joining us as general manager at the beginning of March. Carl, who will report to Bryan Gelder has extensive experience in the joinery industry and was a national gold medal winner at SkillBuild 2008.

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