From full character home restorations to individual restoration services, we
can help you.
More than that, we will do so with efficiency and skill ensuring you get a beautiful finish.
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Would you love to restore your treasured antique furniture back to its former glory?
At The English Craftsman Ltd we specialise in the comprehensive conservation
of quality antique furniture using traditional techniques.
Our services include:
- Veneer and Marquetry repairs
- Chair Caning by hand weaving
- Rush seating
- French polishing by hand in the traditional way
- Joinery repairs
- Leather desk inlays and gold tooling
- Stripping and re-finishing
- Courses adapted to group or individuals
- Supplies of our own brand of furniture care products
- Supplies of materials and products for restoration projects
Your valued antiques are safe in our hands
At The English Craftsman out purpose is to enhance the value and beauty of antique furniture using traditional craftsmanship whilst conserving the integrity, period and patina of the project in hand.
Working with the English Craftsman you get all the benefits of 20 years experience. We provide you with; the best advice, the best craftsmanship, the best service and the best value possible.
We aim to use authentic materials and products to match the period and quality of the furniture. Any timber or veneer used in repairs will be of similar age, grain structure and patina.
All repairs and restoration will be carried out with the utmost dilligence, integrity and honesty, with respect for the your preferences and budget.
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How long have we been doing this?
The English Craftsman Ltd is a small family business established in Masterton, New Zealand, in 2002.
Paul Winstanley began restoring antique furniture at the age of fifteen, encouraged by his father, a self-employed master bookbinder in Salisbury, England. After leaving school he went to work in the furniture trade learning to make quality hand-made furniture and restore antiques.
In 1986 he set up in business in Salisbury alongside his father's workshop and was fortunate enough to have learnt the "tricks of the trade" from some retiring restorers. In November 2001 Paul Winstanley emigrated to New Zealand with his family in search of a better environment for his children.
Now the benefit of 20 years experience and knowledge of working on antique furniture from some of the finest private collections from Stately homes in England are brought to you.