Copyright David J Law  - Designed by  Bits and PCs
My History: My interest and passion for woodwork began at the age of fourteen whilst living in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire where I was brought up. My late stepfather, a prominent watch and clock maker encouraged and trusted me to make repairs to valuable antique clock cases and furniture for his clients. After leaving school in 1975 with ‘O’ level woodwork amongst my grades I served an apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery with S.T. Good & Company Limited in Chinnor, Oxfordshire and attended college in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. This I completed, qualifying with a certificate in the City and Guilds of London Institute. In 1978, a few days after qualifying and completing my apprenticeship I registered as self-employed. This I did after being prompted by my father to join him in London, my birthplace. My father was a master boat builder by trade, although by this time he had diversified into my field of woodwork when boat building changed direction, mainly influenced by the use of alternative materials such as fibreglass as opposed to the more traditional timber methods he was qualified for and accustomed to. Whilst continuing for one day a week at Aylesbury College with the advanced City and Guilds qualification I made my move to a small flat in South Ealing, West  London. I initially started working in a workshop at the back of Blunden’s DIY shop in nearby affluent Chiswick, making replacement sashes for box windows and carrying out general home improvements. This was until 1980 when moving the short distance to live and rent a shared workshop in South Acton with my father. Alongside my father I gained more valuable knowledge and experience while steadily building a healthy client base of my own. During this period I also married. As time went by my father decided to retire at the grand old age of fifty- one to go and live in Oliva, a town south of Valencia in Spain, where he owned property. I was then left to continue serving his clients as well as my own. By early 1990 following the breakdown of my marriage the year before, accompanied by all the upheaval and stress that comes with it, I decided on a fresh start. So I sold my workshop machinery and stock, filled my car with hand tools and belongings and set off for a new life in Spain. The work I carried out was mainly for ex-pats and other nationalities, maintaining their homes or holiday properties. I also undertook the re-fits to a couple of local bar-restaurants and when the opportunity arose I returned to London to work on the occasional project and visit my children. In 1994 despite having this idyllic lifestyle in the sun, living amongst the surroundings of the Mediterranean Sea and mountains, I realised I was not working to the full potential of my trade or financially. So head over a heavy heart I sadly made the decision to leave Spain and return to London. Once there I rented a flat and workshop back in Chiswick and with a new found excitement and enthusiasm got on with putting myself back on the map. This move brought back many of my previous clients as well as gaining many new. By mid 2002, after putting the business back into a healthy position it became apparent I was outgrowing this workshop and it was time to consider relocating to larger premises. But finding suitable premises nearby or in West London generally proved to be a huge problem, with limited availability and extortionate rents. Approximately three years prior to this my father had also returned to live in England, but to Barnsley, South Yorkshire (my stepmother’s part of the world). Again a new challenge presented itself and I decided to go north, within a ten mile radius of my father and coincidently much nearer to my children now living near Manchester. I also decided to retain my Chiswick flat, telephone number and advertising, enabling me to remain available to my existing and any new clients in the south. I quickly found suitable premises approximately nine miles from my father and relocated. These premises also included basic accommodation which took away the need for a separate search. This was in Penistone, a picturesque rural Pennine town approximately fourteen miles north of Sheffield. And in this workshop I installed brand new machinery. The following year whilst working and staying over in Chiswick I met my second wife, she is from Dudley, West Midlands and by December 2004 we were married and I was then living near Dudley. A further two years down the line I gave up my Chiswick flat, but again kept on the telephone number and advertising. And by May 2011 after almost seven years of weekly commuting between West Midlands and South Yorkshire it eventually made sense to relocate the business and bring it closer to home. But on this occasion I felt no urgency to look for new premises, instead I put my machinery into storage and worked on the road from my van. This again led to meeting and working with local tradesmen, who along with advertising helped me to become better known and more familiar with my new surroundings. By early 2013 I found that some enquiries were for projects far too large and virtually impossible to take on without the floor space of a workshop and the machinery needed to do them. So to move forward and not miss out on these larger more lucrative projects I rented two small work units in Tettenhall Wolverhampton, approximately eight miles from home. This was on a short term agreement initially expected to be around six months as the whole site was to be sold for residential redevelopment. But this arrangement suited my circumstances at the time, so I retrieved my machinery from storage, set up and got up and running. I ended up renting these premises for almost fourteen months before notice to quit was eventually served. So at the beginning of July 2014 realising that this next move was potentially my last and had to be considered permanent, I set myself a search area within a maximum of a five mile radius of home for another workshop. These premises not only had to be big enough and located in a reasonably good area, but also had to have good amenities including a high standard of workshop and site security. All these attributes I found conveniently situated approximately three miles down the road from my home, on the Hillcrest Business Park in Dudley. Within two weeks of securing the lease, I had relocated, set-up and started the next project. I am now well established in this area and perfectly located to continue offering my services to customers old and new throughout the UK.
Bespoke woodwork: Joinery - Shopfitting - Exhibition - Kitchens - Bedrooms - Bathrooms - Studies - Furniture. Property Renovation, Refubishment and Maintenance.   Projects Undertaken Nationwide.
Copyright David J Law  - Designed by  Bits and PCs
My History: My interest and passion for woodwork began at the age of fourteen whilst living in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire where I was brought up. My late stepfather, a prominent watch and clock maker encouraged and trusted me to make repairs to valuable antique clock cases and furniture for his clients. After leaving school in 1975 with ‘O’ level woodwork amongst my grades I served an apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery with S.T. Good & Company Limited in Chinnor, Oxfordshire and attended college in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. This I completed, qualifying with a certificate in the City and Guilds of London Institute. In 1978, a few days after qualifying and completing my apprenticeship I registered as self-employed. This I did after being prompted by my father to join him in London, my birthplace. My father was a master boat builder by trade, although by this time he had diversified into my field of woodwork when boat building changed direction, mainly influenced by the use of alternative materials such as fibreglass as opposed to the more traditional timber methods he was qualified for and accustomed to. Whilst continuing for one day a week at Aylesbury College with the advanced City and Guilds qualification I made my move to a small flat in South  Ealing, West London. I initially started working in a workshop at the back of Blunden’s DIY shop in nearby affluent Chiswick, making replacement sashes for box windows and carrying out general home improvements. This was until 1980 when moving the short distance to live and rent a shared workshop in South Acton with my father. Alongside my father I gained more valuable knowledge and experience while steadily building a healthy client base of my own. During this period I also married. As time went by my father decided to retire at the grand old age of fifty-one to go and live in Oliva, a town south of Valencia in Spain, where he owned property. I was then left to continue serving his clients as well as my own. By early 1990 following the breakdown of my marriage the year before, accompanied by all the upheaval and stress that comes with it, I decided on a fresh start. So I sold my workshop machinery and stock, filled my car with hand tools and belongings and set off for a new life in Spain. The work I carried out was mainly for ex- pats and other nationalities, maintaining their homes or holiday properties. I also undertook the re-fits to a couple of local bar-restaurants and when the opportunity arose I returned to London to work on the occasional project and visit my children. In 1994 despite having this idyllic lifestyle in the sun, living amongst the surroundings of the Mediterranean Sea and mountains, I realised I was not working to the full potential of my trade or financially. So head over a heavy heart I sadly made the decision to leave Spain and return to London. Once there I rented a flat and workshop back in Chiswick and with a new found excitement and enthusiasm got on with putting myself back on the map. This move brought back many of my previous clients as well as gaining many new. By mid 2002, after putting the business back into a healthy position it became apparent I was outgrowing this workshop and it was time to consider relocating to larger premises. But finding suitable premises nearby or in West London generally proved to be a huge problem, with limited availability and extortionate rents. Approximately three years prior to this my father had also returned to live in England, but to Barnsley, South Yorkshire (my stepmother’s part of the world). Again a new challenge presented itself and I decided to go north, within a ten mile radius of my father and coincidently much nearer to my children now living near Manchester. I also decided to retain my Chiswick flat, telephone number and advertising, enabling me to remain available to my existing and any new clients in the south. I quickly found suitable premises approximately nine miles from my father and relocated. These premises also included basic accommodation which took away the need for a separate search. This was in Penistone, a picturesque rural Pennine town approximately fourteen miles north of Sheffield. And in this workshop I installed brand new machinery. The following year whilst working and staying over in Chiswick I met my second wife, she is from Dudley, West Midlands and by December 2004 we were married and I was then living near Dudley. A further two years down the line I gave up my Chiswick flat, but again kept on the telephone number and advertising. And by May 2011  after almost seven years of weekly commuting between West Midlands and South Yorkshire it eventually made sense to relocate the business and bring it closer to home. But on this occasion I felt no urgency to look for new premises, instead I put my machinery into storage and worked on the road from my van. This again led to meeting and working with local tradesmen, who along with advertising helped me to become better known and more familiar with my new surroundings. By early 2013 I found that some enquiries were for projects far too large and virtually impossible to take on without the floor space of a workshop and the machinery needed to do them. So to move forward and not miss out on these larger more lucrative projects I rented two small work units in Tettenhall Wolverhampton, approximately eight miles from home. This was on a short term agreement initially expected to be around six months as the whole site was to be sold for residential redevelopment. But this arrangement suited my circumstances at the time, so I retrieved my machinery from storage, set up and got up and running. I ended up renting these premises for almost fourteen months before notice to quit was eventually served. So at the beginning of July 2014  realising that this next move was potentially my last and had to be considered permanent, I set myself a search area within a maximum of a five mile radius of home for another workshop. These premises not only had to be big enough and located in a reasonably good area, but also had to have good amenities including a high standard of workshop and site security. All these attributes I found conveniently situated approximately three miles down the road from my home, on the Hillcrest Business Park in Dudley. Within two weeks of securing the lease, I had relocated, set-up and started the next project. I am now well established in this area and perfectly located to continue offering my services to customers old and new throughout the UK.
Bespoke woodwork: Joinery - Shopfitting - Exhibition - Kitchens Bedrooms - Bathrooms - Studies  Furniture.Property Renovation Refubishment and Maintenance.