February 01 2012
Anyone thinking of updating their property naturally wants a well-designed scheme with quality materials and finishes. But they also want a hassle-free experience – preferably with one point of contact – which is why Hayburn & Co, a bespoke architectural joinery, is in demand. “People come to us because we offer the whole package – design, manufacturing, installation – and they often ask us to do all the internal work to maintain the design integrity of a bespoke solution,” says Hayburn’s marketing director Richard Wilton.
Bespoke windows, shutters, doors, wall panelling, architraves, skirting boards, staircases, fitted furniture and complete kitchens can all be tackled by this family-run firm, which has specialised in top-end properties for more than 40 years.
One client commissioned a sweeping staircase to restore a six-bedroom Surrey property to its original grandeur (from £35,000), and another requested a bespoke dressing room built from hand-painted tulipwood (pictured, from £22,000). Its beautiful, stained-cherry interiors reveal the company’s level of craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Practicality and style were key to the redesign of a family kitchen in a renovated Victorian farmhouse in Ireland. The project included making traditional sliding sash windows, while a window seat with built-in storage is a charming design feature. Meanwhile, a well-equipped Shaker-style kitchen for another client was painted soft French grey to complement the reclaimed parquet flooring (kitchens from £30,000).
Adding a large conservatory to a period home allowed another client to transform a small, dark kitchen into an airy, light-filled space. Its Georgian-style, glazed wall-cabinets with beaded tongue-and-groove panelling are typical of Hayburn & Co’s exemplary handwork, while an island unit with deep pan drawers and pull-out recycling cabinet display its thoughtful design approach.