Specialists in Early English Oak

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Deacon and Sandys Bespoke Oak Joinery and Furniture Testimonials

Below is a selection of testimonials for our Bespoke Oak Joinery and Furniture projects from our clients. 

We keep all testimonials we receive filed so they can be verified should you wish to see them on a visit to our showroom and workshop.

I did speak to Mike last week and thanked him for the superb door and all his help. We are very pleased with the finished result!
Sue.        Wales.



Thrilled with the doors, absolutely delighted.
Mrs V.  East Sussex.


Mrs V

Thank you for your hard work and expertise. The rooms are amazing. We are thrilled with everything.
We would be happy to recommend you and your team to anyone.
Mr & Mrs V.   Northumberland.


Mr & Mrs V

... Also i would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the excellent work and the remarkable performance of Andrew and Mark, they are a team to be proud of and i hope they are appreciated as they deserve.
C E . London



Huge credit to Mark and Andrew who have worked tirelessly to achieve this perfection. It is truly wonderful, we are so delighted with the result. Please pass on our sincere thanks to all your workshop team who have played such a large part in preserving some of the old timbers and colour matching them to perfection with the new oak.



All the work carried out is a real work of art, especially the four poster, please congratulate Mark and the team on their joinery skills and perseverence, it has made a huge difference to those 2 rooms.


R Harrison

I just wanted to let you know how delighted we are with the bookcase/chute/screen project. It is even better than i'd hoped for, especially the details like the door handle and the beautiful carving.



I just wanted to say that the pieces ( chair parts ) arrived yesterday. What great service from you guys and the pieces are perfect.



We are genuinely over the moon at just how fabulous the door and surround designed by Mike Moore at Deacon & Sandys has turned out to be. We look forward to working with them again.


S & C Murray

Just to let you know that the cabinet is looking very good and is fully functional. It's a beautiful piece of craftsmanship so thank you to you and the people who made it. It's a very attractive addition to our home.



I had to write to tell you how fantastic Mark and Rupert were this week. They worked so hard and sometimes for 12 hours straight. The stairs look stunning and the house was left spotless by them. Charlie and I so appreciate the work that you all do at Deacon&Sandys.


Mr & Mrs B, Cambridgeshire

Mike and all the team at Deacon & Sandys,
Thank you very much for the window you have made and fitted, it looks fantastic. It is a perfect match on the inside to the old beams and the finishing pieces around the window are so much more than we expected. The fittings from Anvil look great and just like the old ones.
You have all done a great job for us, and we want to start saving to have another one done!


Mr & Mrs B, Kent

Just to say that D&S have excelled themselves again!!! The chest of drawers is truly exquisite and encompasses the craftsmanship we have now come to expect from you guys- and as for the added feature of a carved drawer!!! . Once again many thanks and would be grateful if you could pass on our praise to all concerned.


Mr & Mrs G. East Sussex

I think Rupert is just sorting the finishing touches now, but i'm struggling for words to express our delight with the door. I can't wait to get home this evening to see the finished result.

It is exactly what we'd hoped for; the overall shape, colour and woodworking are all stunning, and i love the patina that has been achieved with the finish. It may be an expensive luxury but what it brings to our home is worth every penny. 

Many thanks to you and your team,especially Rupert who has worked diligently and to a highly impressive standard.


Mr Smith. Chesterfield

You will be pleased to know we are absolutely delighted with the new Oak Tree Seat in our Italian Garden and even more pleased to say we sat round it last night with glass in hand to celebrate the beauty and craftsmanship of it.

We have nothing but the highest praise for you and your company and the very professional way in which you all conduct yourselves.


Mr &Mrs S-B, Kent

The door is fantastic, thank you once again. You really are among the very best craftspeople in England.

If anyone ever asks you for a reference as part of a tender for new work, we are more than happy to provide one

(or show people your work in person).


Claire & Rob. Surrey

We have recently taken delivery of a fantastic TV cabinet, beautifully crafted and finished in the perfect colour, exactly as we wanted. From the initial visit for measuring up right through to the delivery, Deacon&Sandys were professional and helpful every step of the way. We also have a four poster bed and a large dining room table which was made by them in the past. Their craftsmanship and service is excellent and we would thoroughly recommend them.

 Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Mr and Mrs L Smith

I just want to thank you for creating a beautiful staircase for our Manor House. It fits perfectly into it's surroundings and has achieved my wish of looking as though it has always been there. Many thanks for your patience on site.


Mrs H-M Oxford

"We wanted something quality, special and unique....a 4" thick 16th Century solid oak door for a fortified farmhouse in the wilds of Northumberland. It was a leap of faith that made us fly to the South of England.

We were not disappointed....the quality,care and listening to our brief was all there; we immediately placed the order.
When the door arrived our expectations were exceeded...the detail,the quality and the finish were all in keeping with our property.

On the back of one door we placed a subsequent order for bookcases, skirting, 7 other doors, beams and we also used the skilled polishers to tie in other parts of the house.

The result is outstanding and has gained praise and recognition from English Heritage and the National Park.
The icing on the cake was that it was a real pleasure to deal with EVERY member of staff from designers to craftsmen...they all oozed enthusiasm and commitment.

In what has been an immensely challenging building project renovating an Ancient Scheduled Monument Deacon and Sandys scored 10 out of 10 in every aspect of their work."

Thank You


Conrad and Hilary Dickinson

The end result is just what we were hoping for, and more! It is a beautiful table and we look forward to using it for many years. It is good to know there are still some companies with the skill and craftsmanship and also pride which goes into making magnificent furniture.


Mr Nally

This is the third purchase from Deacon & Sandys over the past few years and every item you have manufactured for us has been to the highest standard and has complimented our 400 year old cottage beautifully.

The flooring was delivered a couple of weeks ago by two polite, articulate and smiling lads who looked and sounded as if they enjoyed working for Deacon & Sandys, an important part of the supply chain I think.

As someone who has owned number of businesses over the past 30 years or so I know that human beings are the most important commodity in any company.  In the case of Deacon & Sandys the foregoing individuals are quite simply your shop window, and from what I have seen are looking after the interests very well indeed.


Mr R C - Kent

Thank you for the lovely furniture which Mike delivered this afternoon. I can now sit and contemplate my lovely linenfold.


June Cox-Smith

"I am delighted with everything and keep going to have a peep all the time?  Thank you very much for letting me visit you and your staff in action."


Mrs F – Kent

Thank you so much. You did a fantastic job in both bedrooms; very impressive workmanship. We really appreciate it.


Jayne and Alan

"Just wanted to let you know how utterly thrilled we are with the beautiful Oak Chest.  Thank you so much for your superb craftsmanship, patience and attention to detail.  Hopefully the chest will become a very special heirloom."


Mrs. F - Surrey

"We just wanted to send a quick note thanking you and the rest of the team for getting the table made and delivered in time for the festive season. We know that you are incredibly busy and to be able to get it to us in such a short time is greatly appreciated. I has been admired by all which is true testimony to your expertise."


Mr & Mrs G – Kent

Thank you very much for the excellent job your fitter made of our timber floor. We are very pleased with the overall effect.


Mr and Mrs Horlock

"To everyone at Deacon & Sandys. We would like to say a heartfelt thank you for our beautiful table, it is everything we imagined and more! We absolutely love it. Your workmanship, skill and service were superb from start to finish and we cannot fault you."


Mr & Mrs B Kent

"I bought a little old cottage in Goudhurst which had been extensively modernised. What I wanted to do was sensitively renovate it, such that the modern materials would be removed and more traditional materials put in its place.

I found it very difficult to find people who respected this type of renovation and ended up with some grave disappointments, particularly with plasterwork and wood working. I called Mike Sandys at Deacon and Sandys, who was so helpful that I immediately asked them to make two doors for the downstairs.

When they came in to do the work, they brought a passion and consideration which i have not experienced before. They not only put the doors in but helped me to discover all the hidden oak, cleaned it for me, showed me how to care for it, and re-jigged work to accommodate the discoveries so everything would fit.

Since then, I will only let Deacon and Sandys into my home.

They have repaired and built my kitchen to our joint design, including a pot rack with a carved Tudor rose, they have built the most beautiful oak staircase (also with a Tudor Rose carved into the newel post), they have put more doors in, both upstairs and downstairs, stunning oak floors in two rooms, etc. and have figured out solutions to all sorts of problems encountered along the way including fixing a landing floor that I scratched!

They are the most wonderful and talented people and I will welcome them into my home, hopefully for many years to come."


Gavrielle, Goudhurst, Kent

"We are delighted with the pairs of Bedside Cabinets you and your colleagues made.

Please could you pass our thanks to the craftsmen who have made them.  Their skill really comes to life in these beautiful objects."


M & J W – Surrey

"Thank you to your two men for doing such a great job on our windows. As always they worked carefully and quietly, true professionals! They worked very hard to ensure the fantastic quality of the finished product"


Mrs A - Kent

Deacon and Sandys have reawoken the hand of the Jacobean mannerist craftsman. Their work not only matches seamlessly historic workmanship, it is also as good as the original work. I know of no other company that can achieve these results and deliver them with dependable efficiency.


Charles Bain Smith RIBA, Cyma Architects Ltd

"Thank you and your team so much for the superb work you have done, it is exceptional, beyond what we had ever expected.  You are true craftsmen."


Mr & Mrs M – Surrey

"My wife and I commissioned Deacon & Sandys to make a TV console, a bookcase and large hobby workstation for our conservatory.

The units were all designed by Mike Moore in a restrained traditional style and made of solid oak. The service included taking all measurements and fitting.

We have been delighted with the results. The TV console hides the TV away automatically when it is not in use. The library style bookcase incorporates lockable cupboards in the base. The hobby workstation has cupboards for filing, provision for a pc and many storage compartments for small items.

This last item is much admired by our friends, being quite unique, attractive to behold, yet entirely practical."


Mr B - Kent