Experienced carpenter joiner

Ian Stone

45 years experience in the carpentry trade.


I started my career with wood back in 1977 in Southampton, as an apprentice boat builder for Camper and Nicholson’s in Northam, which is long gone but was on the site which is now Shamrock Quay. The Quay was named after the J-class yacht ‘Shamrock’. I remember working as an apprentice on that yacht alongside superb craftsmen.

My apprenticeship lasted five years. After a spell working in Winchester for a furniture restoration company, I went on to work in a therapeutic environment, using my carpentry skills to enable others to regain their sense of self-worth. In 1992 I decided to become self employed as a carpenter.

I am a sole trader, which means I do everything: the accounts, paperwork, scheduling, emails, estimating, ordering, and, if there is any time left, repairing wooden windows and doors.  I have found that the specialist skills I learnt as a boat builder (there was a large element of repair) are perfect for use in the restoration of period joinery, including windows, scarfing- in pieces, copy joinery, and straight forward replacement of rotten components. It’s something I enjoy doing.

Heritage window in Southampton

Window Repairs services list

  • Window cills, curved and straight in Hardwood
  • Windows manufactured to the exact design of the original
  • Saving money on full replacement
  • Mouldings copied, replacement period and architectural
  • Joinery copied and fitted
  • Full refurbishment
  • bringing back to life your timber windows and doors
  • Re-glazing, glazing replaced
  • Re-puttying of timber windows
  • Double glazed units supplied and fitted into wooden windows
  • Sash cords replaced
  • Traditional box sash windows repaired
  • Secondary glazing manufactured
  • Internal shutters and sliding shutters.
  • Surveys undertaken with written reports and recommendations
  • Draft and sound proofing of timber framed windows,sash windows and doors
  • Draft proofing, re-glazing, maintenance and survey’s. Original joinery and mouldings copied. 40+ Years’ experience. Preserving the heritage of your home, and saving you money on replacement.

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