Peter, who established his Halifax-based business in 2002, served his apprenticeship more than 40 years ago at a traditional joiners and undertakers in the area. From an early age, he worked on historic and listed buildings where he became a dab hand in making cross-boarded doors which are considered the oldest method for creating doors commonly found in historic churches, farm houses and older buildings.
“The construction and appearance of our doors gives a quality feel and the perception that they many be hundreds of years old, even though they often incorporate high specification locks and alarm technology.”
As an experienced carpenter, Peter worked on various small and big restoration projects, including Salts Mill in Saltaire and Dean Clough Mills in Halifax but it was his life-long passion for producing cross-boarded doors which inspired him to set up his own business. It should come as no surprise that Peter enjoys restoring ash frames on classic cars including racing Bentley’s and Rolls Royce’s.