Deacon & Sandys | Period Interior Design and Manufacture

Specialists in Early English Oak

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About Us: Period Interior Specialists

Established in 1978, Deacon & Sandys are period interior specialists, designing and restoring traditional English interior woodwork and authentically styled 16th and 17th century furniture from the finest oak. 

With 43 years of experience providing our highly specialist services, we have built a reputation with customers across the UK and Europe for the most exquisite quality of craftsmanship. As period interior experts we have worked on everything from private commissions to heritage restorations for the National Trust and English Heritage. We are proud of the fact that over 40% of our work is from returning customers. 

We welcome enquiries at any time - contact us at Deacon & Sandys today to arrange an initial consultation.

Each piece of work we produce is the culmination of decades of careful research and refined techniques to be as faithful to the look, style and construction of the Early English period as possible. Whether restoring original period interior pieces or creating new ones inspired by them, our attention to detail is of highest importance. 

Achieving this has meant building extensive knowledge of ageing, distressing and antiquing timber, hand finishing everything to ensure perfect colouring. We select timber of character grade or unequal widths to create real authenticity. 

From Concept Through to Installation  

We provide a complete service from concept through to installation, ensuring our high quality standards are maintained throughout the process. 

Some of our customers bring us architect's drawings and designs, others bring us a thumbnail sketch or photos of antiques they have seen. We adapt to each individual requirement, providing whatever support is needed to turn an idea into reality. 

Bespoke is everything to us. We are not a mass manufacture factory but a true joinery workshop, creating unique pieces for every individual client. 

Architectural Joinery

Architectural joinery is our primary speciality, crafting period interior features such as staircases, balustrades, overmantels, wood panelling, timber floors, doors and windows. We take pride in creating more than just a beautiful object - we aim to blend it with the existing surroundings.