Without your involvement, we would not have been able to achieve the fantastic end result that we have – and that which has been remarked upon by all who have visited the site.

Paul Wass, building surveyor, Dogs Trust

piers sweetinghamPiers Sweetingham

Piers, a highly experienced conservation specialist, takes the lead on most of our oak-frame conservation projects.

Having successfully run his own cabinet making and furniture restoration business in Highgate, London, Piers moved to the west country in 1997.

Having specialised in arts and crafts furniture he was inspired by the work of Sidney Barnsley in the timber-framed library at Bedales College in Hampshire. This led him into a career as a timber framer and subsequently as a senior framer. During this period he studied at Bath University for his HNC, and then masters, in the conservation of historic buildings.

Piers is also an oak-frame designer at Carpenter Oak & Woodland, and is responsible for working with clients, architects and engineers to help bring their projects to fruition. He is a member of CIAT and IHBC.