Oak is not just beautiful, it is the (literal) backbone of traditional period construction. Many people believe that oak is no longer suitable in that way though. That a solid timber frame is insufficient to support modern, large structures. Much to the contrary, though. Oak framing is not just fashionable, it is extremely effective, and generally a much better solution than steel framing disguised by oaken accents.
Oak is ideal for open plan living!
Bespoke, hand crafted and utterly unique, an exposed timber frame offers the character, beauty and traditional aesthetic that many people feel is missing from modern buildings.
Strong and stable by design, an oak frame carries its load effortlessly, without the need for interior load-bearing walls. This allows for beautiful open plan spaces, and especially for high or vaulted ceilings.
Whilst oak framing is a centuries old construction method, it is extremely adaptable to modern designs. Better still, it is both sustainable and energy efficient, with a much smaller carbon footprint than steel frame structures. With an oak frame, you can show off the natural beauty of the wood, whilst enjoying the benefits of energy efficient construction.
Brick & Masonry work
We provide extremely high quality brickwork. We work with some of the most highly skilled, experienced and dedicated craftspeople in the industry, experts in both modern and traditional brick and masonry construction. We are well known for our high quality lime pointing repairs and our ability to match existing brickwork perfectly.
Your beautiful brickwork will inevitably need some TLC.
Brickwork is tough and durable, but it is continuously exposed to the elements. The acidity of the UK’s rain is higher now than it ever was when many of these buildings were constructed. That means that over time the mortar that holds the bricks together and even the bricks themselves will start to wear and crumble.
Even the best brick wall will fall eventually if a building isn’t properly maintained. Every brick building should be inspected regularly by an expert, and any flaws spotted have to be dealt with quickly, before they lead to bigger problems. Most of all, it is important to address the causes of decay, not just the symptoms. That is why you need a true expert in period brickwork and masonry, not just any builder with a trowel.
Carpentry & Joinery
We provide a wide range of services within the carpentry and joinery trade. With our history, you can rely on us to handle any task we undertake for you from start to finish and with little disruption to you as possible.
Supply and Fix Carpentry and Joinery
We provide a supply & fix service which caters to bespoke, period and & standard Joinery, fitment & fittings. All of the work we provide is of the highest quality and all materials are from sustainable sources.
Traditional & Truss Roofing
We can source and supply trusses to almost any required specification. We may do this by working alongside a major truss supplier, or by sourcing completely bespoke work if necessary.
In time, any building begins to feel its age. However, that does not mean that it must become uninhabitable, or that these weaknesses cannot be repaired without ruining the traditional look and feel of the home. In fact, a restoration project may be just what it needs to continue serving as a comfortable, beautiful home for generations to come.
Real Restoration Requires Expertise
Restoring a building isn’t as simple as putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls. You will face many challenges that are unique to the building restoration process, and as always, forewarned is forearmed.
A&D has literally generations of experience restoring and renovating some of the region’s finest older and period buildings, and we understand just what is required to make the process a success. We also have the knowledge and craftsmanship at hand to make this process seem effortless.
At A&D, we create and fit the highest quality bespoke handmade kitchens and furniture. Our highly creative designers, technical project managers and skilled craftsmen will work with you to bring your vision to life.
Timeless Styles, Classic beauty
All of our kitchens begin with one of four luxury kitchen styles: Shaker, Modern, Transitional and Traditional. By staying true to the timeless fundamentals of these four designs, we know that our kitchens will stand the test of time, meet your individual needs and provide the personality and individuality of a truly bespoke kitchen.
Our ethos of commitment, creativity and craftsmanship ensure that our clients’ lifestyle needs are fulfilled by pairing form and function, with an added sprinkle of luxury.
Renovation, restoration and extension projects almost inevitably involve stripping out older pipework, as it is the perfect opportunity to fix niggling troubles and make sure the plumbing scheme itself still fits the modern use of the home. Our plumbing experts know exactly what it takes not to merely ‘bring a house up to code’, but to provide beautiful, effective plumbing solutions that compromise neither the home’s aesthetic or new functionality.
Sooner or later, everyone needs a plumber
Nothing lasts forever, including the pipes inside your house. Over the decades, the tubing gradually corrodes, rusts, and decays. Unless you replace plumbing, you’re eventually going to get leaks – and possibly a flood of water or raw sewage into your home that causes thousands of pounds in damage to your belongings and to the structure itself.
If you haven’t had a plumbing inspection done in many years, it is almost certainly time. Call A&D to arrange an inspection at a convenient time of your choosing… before it’s too late.
We at A&D have the expertise and training required fix any kind of electrical problem, in a commercial or residential property of any age. Not only is this vital to complying with building and safety regulations, it is the only way to ensure the safety of anyone who lives in, works in, or even visits the property.
Terrible things happen when electrical wiring is done poorly
Don’t take the risk! Only consider a certified, insured and fully qualified electrical contractor such as A&D for your electrical work.
Whether you need a complete rewire or specific problem solving, we can find the perfect solution to for you and your building.