Based in Rhyl, on the North Wales coast, we are a small family run company, specialising in the manufacture of made to measure wooden gates, side hung garage doors and general joinery items. We have made our own range of gates and garage doors since 1989, but our experience in carpentry and joinery stretches back much further than this – three generations – and everything we manufacture is still based on this knowledge.
Three generations of time served craftsman…
It started with William…
At one point during the war he actually made wooden tops for Wylie Jeeps, before being recalled home for the grim task of making coffins for the war effort.
He completed his apprenticeship during his time in the RAF, and after the war, when consumer goods were in short supply, friends and neighbours would ask him to make cots, high chairs and toys from scrap materials.
He worked for several large construction companies during his time as a Carpenter and Joiner, including a spell working on liners for Cammell Laird.
Was continued by Bill…
Also, serving in the Naval Reserve, Bill travelled to HMS Sultan in Portsmouth to take a trade test to become a Shipwright Mechanic Joiner. This involved making a swiveling drop-leaf table which was completed earlier than expected, so Bill was put to work refurbishing the horse box that belonged to the Admiral’s wife! Bill worked for other carpentry/joinery and construction firms until the late eighties, when he started his own business.
Gates who makes gates (and other joinery items!)
And then Jon
After this time, Jon spent his time gaining further experience on construction sites, before teaming up with Bill in his workshop, where he still uses some of his Grandfather’s original tools (they don’t make them like they used to!).
Jon prior to hanging up his cape and devoting his life to becoming a timber ninja
Not forgetting Ted!
He lists sleeping, eating chicken, Facebook (over 200 friends and counting!) and egg boxes (don’t ask!) as some of his favorite things!
Ted Westie hard at work!
they make timber gates and garage doors that are not to be sniffed at!
You’ll find Ted throughout our blog – he has to earn his keep somehow!
City & Guilds qualified, time served joiners
For quality workmanship by time-served Joiners:
Call Ted & The Team on 01745 362444
or email a question to firstname.lastname@example.org