A hands-on day of practical techniques led by four members of the outstanding team of carpenters and joiners from Carpenter, Oak & Woodland.

Peter Burman, University of York

chris mastersChris Masters

Chris is the production manager at Carpenter Oak & Woodland, responsible for the smooth progress of all of our conservation projects.

Chris is one of our many time-served craftsmen, with a huge amount of experience to draw on in his current role.

He started his life with timber in 1979 when he entered a 4-year apprenticeship in carpentry, joinery and machining. Following a period with a local joinery company Chris joined us in 1994 as a timber framer. He quickly rose through the ranks to assistant team leader and by 1998 was leading a team of his own.

In 2012 Chris was promoted to production manager and is highly experienced with craftspeople, with proven project management capabilities and excellent communication skills.

Chris plays a pivotal role during design and construction, is assigned to a project at its conception and remains responsible for it at all stages through to its completion.