Carpentry and Joinery
Croft has carpentry and joinery craftsmen who are skilled in woodworks ranging from traditional timber framed structures to bespoke screens installed in churches.
Schemes that have required traditional carpentry skills include:-
- The careful taking down and re-construction on a new base of a listed barn at Shortwood, Telford - also specialist timber repairs.
- The Fleece Inn - refurbishment of a fire damaged traditional timber framed building for the National Trust
- St Laurence Church, Meriden - extensive timber repairs to the roof structure which dates back to Norman times
- Aston Hall - extensive repairs to timbers as part of a major refurbishment, particularly to the Stable Block, where oak joists have been replaced, principal oak beams strengthened and a replica staircase and balustrade installed.
Joinery works form part of many of the refurbishment schemes that Croft gets commissioned for. In addition to replicating existing timber mouldings, doors etc Croft has made and installed cabinets and screens at Derby Cathedral, dismantled pews and re-used the oak to form new partitions at St Michael and All Angels Church at Colwich and manufactured and installed Romanesque style screens at St Paul's Church, Stockingford.