WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT CRYSTAL WOOD CARPENTRY
Dear Llewie, thank you very much for your first class service renovating my 400 year old timber and cob cottage. Your attention to detail, personal touch and innovative yet sympathetic solutions were just what was needed. The quality of your work was exemplary throughout. I feel very lucky to have found such a master craftsman and artisan to help not only bring my home back to its former glory but enhance it beyond my most ambitious hopes. The whole family enjoyed having you around for the last few weeks and your willingness to answer all my 6 year old sons questions has definitely awakened a creative carpentry spark in him! I wish you all the best. Tim
Crystal Woods did a fine quality job replacing and/or renovating some aged hardwood windows on our 400 year old cottage.
The work was completed in an amiable and professional manner in time according to our programme.
Chapel Oak Entrance Door Restoration
We wanted our Chapel entrance doors restored, which were in a sorry state of repair.
These doors are made from solid oak and very large as they serve the Chapel which is located within the grounds of Torbay Hospital.
Crystal Wood Carpentry came highly recommended as they had carried out previous works for the hospital.
I can fully appreciate and understand why they come highly recommended, as the level of workmanship reflects true craftsmanship, and the attention to detail is first class.
The work was more involved than first thought and the whole of the door framework and doors frames needed to be replaced, including Ironmongery (Only original panels remained).
This was carried out professionally and to a high standard, and the final finish and appearance was a fantastic match.
They carried out this work in a high pressure environment having to work around patients and staff whilst retaining a safe site.
Due to the standard of work undertaken, I had no hesitation on using them again, where they made and installed wall panelling and details to the hospital’s boardroom.
I have had board member comment on how well the new panels blend with the existing ones (which are over 90 years old).
These guys produce quality work and I recommend them without hesitation.
Terry Smith, Project Manager- Torbay Hospital
Llewie from Crytstal Woods re designed my Kitchen. This included replacing my kitchen floor joists and laying French oak floor boards, replacing my kitchen cabinets, making bespoke elm worktops and shelf, a elm larder door and replacing kitchen ceramic tiles with slate tiles.
Llewie kept within an agreed budget and regularly kept me informed of the project progress. Llewie also project managed a plumber that was required as part of the project.
Llewie, from Crystal Woods is a true craftsman and my kitchen looks spectacular. I thoroughly recommend him and will be the first person that I call to manage future projects.
A few years ago I had Llewie Scott to build a tree house in a large Eucalyptus tree in my orchard. The project required a great deal of skill to design a house around the existing branches and to carry out the construction in difficult and confined conditions. The whole operation was undertaken very professionally and the result was a beautiful, strong and safe tree house which has given endless enjoyment to all my grandchildren. I would recommend Llewie Scott to anyone contemplating building such a tree house or any similar project. He is very capable and all his work is carried out to a very high standard.
I wanted a really solid 8’ x 14’ shed for a reasonable price that would last for decades. I was not disappointed. I am delighted with the end result. It is far better than I imagined and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Crystal Wood Carpentry.
Llewie was involved in my 2 floor extension on my house, he was very good at sorting out difficult angles, doing the cut roofing. and making things fit in an old house. His work is very skilled and his attention to detail excellent.
CHAPEL CROSS RESTORATION
I would like to offer recognition of a job well done. The quality of workmanship in regard to the insertion of structural hardwoods to this historical building was indeed first class and the integrity of essential repairs to the roof timbers clearly that of a true craftsman.
As a Clerk of Works It is pleasing to see tradition and standards are still available in today’s modern world where construction methods, techniques, cost and time constraints often dictate an alternative approach to tried and trusted workmanship which will stand the test of time and provide both the client and the craftsman with the satisfaction of a job well done.
Yours sincerely S L Bath MICWCI Clerk of Works
Llewie worked with us on a sub-contract basis, initially to form a complicated cut roof on a domestic extension project. He stayed on to supervise and complete that project and a further 2 domestic extensions, all were completed to an excellent standard. We have no hesitation recommending Crystal Wood Carpentry, and wish Llewie every success for the future.
Richard Eaton, Eaton Carpentry Ltd
…. we commissioned Llewellyn Scott to make bespoke doors and wardrobes for our bedroom. We were impressed with the information we were given in choice of woods and designs for our non standard requirements. We finally chose American White Ash as we were told that there would be less “yellowing ” as the doors aged. The work was carried out with minimal disruption and care and follow up visits were made after completion to ensure that we were happy with the work. As we were in fact delighted with the quality of the work, we asked Llewellyn to make two bespoke mirrors for the house. For these mirrors we chose American Black walnut and Canadian Rock maple. Together we chose the design and the resulting mirrors have made beautiful additions to our decorative scheme.
We would happily recommend Llewellyn to any one looking for quality carpentry and bespoke design.
Ceri and Marie Daniel
We wanted some steps forming to go from our hall way down to our lounge, we could have used concrete and had them carpeted but decided that it would be a nice feature to have them done in a hard wood. Llewie Scott from Crystal Wood Carpentry advised us on the best dark hard wood to use and the type of finish for the purpose of what we needed it for. We are very pleased with the finished look and despite a lot of use the varnish and the finish are still as good today as when they were created in 2006. Its also been very pleasing that there has been no movement or shrinkage in our steps despite the use of a wood burner in that room.
We are completely happy with all the work that Llewie undertook for us and we would definitely recommend him and his carpentry expertise. He had a very tricky job to rebuild a platform and some steps into our courtyard garden. Also to build a new garden door frame onto the street and repair and rehang our garden gate.
This involved dealing with some awkward corners…nothing is square in our old house……..having to cover an old concrete drain and dealing with an area which is particularly damp . Llewie really thought about this project and went out of his way to build us
something which would overcome these problems…but also the design, choice and treatment of the wood will hopefully withstand the test of time.
Jonny and Caroline Hart, Topsham
Attention to detail, an ability to problem-solve and adjust tasks to suit awkward situations are all skills one expects from a craftsman and Llewie Scott demonstrated all of these when he made a sturdy garden gate and repaired a garden retaining wall badly in need of cement rendering.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Crystal Wood Installations and the work of Llewie Scott.
Liz and Eddie Edwards - Topsham
Crystal Wood Carpentry installed a new window in my kitchen. The work was done well, with little mess and the building control were very pleased with the workmanship. They also did quite a lot of work, reworking the kitchen units around this area and the end result was like having a new kitchen. I found Crystal Wood Carpentry to be reliable and hard working and I would recommend them without hesitation.
Crystal Wood Carpentry came onto my extension project to do a complicated timber cut roof, which worked perfectly and enhanced the roof space internally. They stayed on to supervise the rest of the build, which was done with consideration and care, they also kept the build on budget and on schedule. They finished up laying a beautiful oak floor for me and forming angled oak steps. Llewie can turn his hand to most things, he is creative, precise and a good problem solver. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
Crystal Wood Carpentry returned and set out my patio, with slabs and sleepers… made steps and seats. Attention to detail was great. Looks great, very pleased with it.
The consummate professional. They undertook renovations of the windows of our grade 2* home in a sympathetic and efficient manner. Would recommend to our friends.
Crystal Wood Carpentry were commissioned to complete the structural work, carpentry and general project management. We were delighted by the attention to detail and sheer hard work sustained throughout a very short timeframe by Llewie and his team. The project presented several challenges, including the reinforcement of a ceiling and kitchen floor to house an Aga stove and exposing original features throughout the house, all of which Llewie worked tirelessly to overcome and complete, demonstrating great craftsmanship and excellent project management to achieve a fabulous result that we were delighted with.
In 2016, Llewie returned to redevelop our courtyard. He undertook the work to an exceptional standard, working tirelessly to achieve fantastic results. He worked to a budget we had agreed in advance and managed to complete the redevelopment on time and on budget. Fantastic! We would be very pleased to recommend Crystal Woods to anyone considering internal or external works. We look forward to working with Llewie again the very near future.
Rod & Rebecca Taylor - Topsham
Many thanks for the awesome job you did for us. Not only was the work of an exceptional standard, but it was well thought out and highly skilled. We really appreciated the extra effort involved in completing the job to a tight deadline despite the weather and a challenging brief. The finished product is superb and we would not hesitate to recommend Crystalwood Carpentry’.
Llewie has carried out several pieces of work for us, including some awkward repairs to an old house. These have always been completed quickly, efficiently and to a very high standard. He is both very professional and cheerful in his approach. We have no difficulty in recommending him.
Llewie has done a great job for us, making a storage, fitting internal wood doors. He spent a few days on the job, paying attention to details, purchasing excellent materials. We are very satisfied with our new doors and storage. If we have more carpentry work, we'll definitely come back to Llewie. Highly recommended.
Llewie Scott of Crystal Wood built a custom made counter top for my kitchen. He source a beautiful piece of wood for me. His advice and excellent craftsmanship helped to create a bespoke piece to bring all elements of my kitchen together. Thoroughly recommend his expertise.
Llewie fitted a traditional oak stable door to my Grade II listed building. He was extremely knowledgeable and meticulous in his work, resulting in a fantastic job and completed on time. I have every confidence in Llewie and felt in expert hands. - Sarah
Llewie undertook phase 2 of our windows and doors renovation.The works were completed on time to an excellent standard.There is a high level of competence and ability here.
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